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hand, kissed her, and bade her good night, sweet heart; and in the morning kissed her, and bade her farewel, darling; and is not this enough? quoth her Majesty.
Anecdote of Lord Chief Justice Holt..
When King James asked him to vote for the repeal of the test act, he answered, he could not do it in honour, or conscience. The King said, he knew he was a man of honour, but the rest of his life, did not look like a man that had great regard for conscience, (for he was, indeed, abandoned to vice and luxury); he boldly replied, he had his faults, but they were such, that other people, who talked inore of conscience, were guilty of the like.
Anecdote of Columbus.
When Columbus, after having discovered the Western Heinisphere, was, by order of
the King of Spain, brought home from America in chains, the captain of the ship, who was intimately acquainted with his character, his knowledge, and abilities, offered to free him, from his fetters, and make his passage as agreeable as possible ; but Columbus rejected his friendly offer, saying, sir, I thank you, but these chains are the rewards for my services, from a King whom I have served as faithfully as my God; as such will carry them with me to my grave.
Anecdote of Sir Walter Raleigh.
While Raleigh was a scholar at Oxford, there was a fellow who, though of a cowardly disposition, happened to be a very expert archer: having been grossly abused by another, he complained of the treatment he had met with to Raleigh ; and asked his advice. What shall I do, said he, to repair the wrongs I have received ? Challenge him, replied Sir Walter, at a match of shooting,
Anecdote of the Duke of Orleans,
Regent of France, during ihe Minority of Louis XV.
In the street of Quipiampoix in Paris, happened the most dreadful event, and melancholy fate of Count Hoom. This young Flemish nobleman, only twenty-two or twenty-three years of age, excited by the dæmon of cupidity, was urged on to murder a merchant, whom he drew into a public-house, in order to rob him of his pocket book. It being open day, he was soon taken up, and broke alive upon the wheel, though allied to several sovereign houses, and related even to the regent kinself. That prince, who knew the rigorous duties of justice, would not suffer himself to be moved by tliis consideration. He answered, when I have got bad blood, I have let it out. When the nearest relations of Count Hoom, solicited, that the nature of his punishment might at least be changed, that the infamy of it might not fall upon them, the regent replied, “ It will not be his punishment, but the crime which brought him to it, that will dishonour the family.”
Historical Anecdote of Serjeant Heale.
· Serjeant Heale, marvelled much, that the House should demur, upon granting thesubsidy, or in the time of payment, when all we said he, is her Majesty's, and she may, lawfully, at pleasure, take it from us; yea, she has as much right to all our lands and goods, as to any revenue of her crown. Here the house hammed and laughed. Well, all your humming, said the serjeant, shall not put me out of countenance; to mend the matter, therefore, he told him, he could prove his former position, in the time of King Henry III. King John, and King Stephen, &c. At this, the house was louder than before, till they hun med
the serjeant into his seat. He was afterwards, for his slavish principles, more particularly exposed.
Remarkable Interview between Bishop
Ridley and the Princess (afterwards
This year, 1552, the bishop paid a visit at Hunsden, to pay his duty to the Princess Mary. She thanked hiin for his civility, and entertained him with very pleasant discourse for half an hour, telling him she remembered him at court, and mentioned particularly a sermon of his before her father, and then leaving her chamber of presence, she dismissed him to dine with her officers. After sinner, she sent for him again, when the bishop, in conversation told her, that he did not come only to pay his duty to her grace by waiting on her, but farther to offer his service, to preach before her the next Sunday, if she would