Curialia: Or, An Historical Account of Some Branches of the Royal Houshold &c., &c, Volumes 1-2

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J. Nichols, Printer to the Society of Antiquaries; and sold by T. Payne, 1782 - 204 pages

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Page 10 - Marry, then, sweet wag, when thou art king, let not us, that are squires of the night's body, be called thieves of the day's beauty : let us be — Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon : And let men say, we be men of good government; being governed as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we — steal.
Page 8 - The king started a little, and said, " By my faith, my lord, I thank you for my " good cheer, but I may not endure to have my laws " broken in my sight; my attorney must speak with
Page 65 - He kept state to the full, which made his court very orderly, no man presuming to be seen in a place where he had no pretence to be.
Page 63 - ... the other in his privy chamber ; he is served on the knee, and all that come to see him kiss his hand on their knee. My lord of Salisbury hath sent him pole-axes for his pensioners. He sent, to my lord of Holland, his justice in Eyre, for venison, which he willingly sends him ; to the lord mayor and sheriffs of London for wine, all obey.
Page 23 - that coming to the king's bedchamber door, which was bolted on the inside, the late Earl of Bristol, then being in waiting and lying there, he unbolted the door upon my knocking, and asked me, ' What news ? ' I told him I had a letter for the king. The earl then demanded the letter of me, which I told him I could deliver to none but the king himself.
Page 23 - I could deliver to none but to the King himself; upon which the King said, " The esquire is in the right : for he ought not to deliver any letter or message to any but myself, he being at this time the chief officer of my house ; and if he had delivered the letter to any other, I should not have thought him fit for his place.
Page 56 - This was bare-faced enough to be sure ! — Had the King made a momentary connexion with a Lady of that denomination, the offence might have been connived at by The Queen, but the placing one of the meanest of his Creatures so near the Queen's person, was an insult that nothing could palliate but the licentiousness of the age, and the abandoned character of...
Page 75 - ... and required, upon any application made to him by any of His Majesty's Servants in Ordinary, with Fee, to cause a stop to be put to all Proceedings already had, or to be commenced against them or any of them, for refusing to watch, or...
Page 75 - Majesty's pleasure be duly observed and put in execution ; and that His Majesty's Attorney General for the time being be, and he is hereby authorised and required, upon any application made to him by any of His Majesty's servants in ordinary with fee, to cause a stop to be put to all proceedings already had or to be commenced against them, or any of them, for refusing to watch or to serve on juries, or bear or undergo any public office...
Page 47 - Chambers within Court, there to keep honest company after their cunning, in talking of Chronicles of Kings, and of other policies, or in piping or harping, singing, or other acts martial, to help to occupy the Court, and accompany strangers till the time require of departing.

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