The Three Brothers: Or, The Travels and Adventures of Sir Anthony, Sir Robert & Sir Thomas Sherley, in Persia, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Etc

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Hurst, Robinson, 1825 - 204 pages

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Page 5 - Elizabeth, who said, that as a virtuous woman ought to look on none but her husband, so a subject ought not to cast his eyes on any other sovereign than him God had set over him. " I will not," said she, " have my sheep marked with a strange brand ; nor suffer them to follow the pipe of a strange shepherd.
Page 121 - ... persons, of every Christian language one, because he would be fitted for interpretation of tongues, amongst these was Sir Edwin Rich," whose behaviour was good, and well spoken of in every place where he came, not straining his credit to borrow money, but well provided to serve his own turn, answering to his birth, state, and disbursements for the time.
Page 43 - Kinge himselfe was in this sortte attired, save only he had a satten cote without sleeves ; he was a man of a goodly personage, exceedinge blacke and very grimme of visage ; his Queene was a blackamoor : his companie that followed him was to the number of twenty thousand men ; he had about ten thousand camels to attend him ; in the summer time he did abide allwayes by the river Euphrates, and in the winter up in the desart.
Page 104 - ... and swords girt to them, as also hatchets under the one thigh. After the guarde were ledde by twenty men twenty goodly horses, with very rich and curious saddles, and ten more for his sonne and heire apparant, beeing a childe of twelue yeeres of age.
Page 3 - SHERLEY HIS RELATION OF HIS TRAVELS INTO PERSIA. THE DANGERS AND DISTRESSES, WHICH BEFELL HIM IN HIS PASSAGE, both by sea and land, and his strange and unexpected deliverances. His Magnificent Entertainment in Persia, His Honourable imployment there-hence, as Embassadour to the Princes of Christendome...
Page 74 - ... being of rich scarlet embroidered with pearl, and the multitude of lamps hanging about it were innumerable ; the King, when he came unto it, did cause Sir Anthony to ascend up into that princely throne, and standing by the chair with his viceroy, and other of his nobility, did take Sir Anthony by the hand, and willed him to sit down in his chair...
Page 71 - ... like unto a hammer. After they were divided and turned face to face, there came one into the middle, and threw a wooden ball between both the companies, and having goals made at either end of the plain, they...
Page 58 - ... after we had rested there one day and a night, we did hold on our journey towards Casbin, a famous city, and of great antiquity. We passed by many towns, but none of any account, and the further we went, the more kinder the people were. In every village where we did lodge, the chief men would come, and present us with one commodity or other every night, and happy was he that could...
Page 19 - ... yet by diligent search we found a small path where wee landed our men with exceeding much difficulty, and so were masters of the Isle the eleventh of September, where wee tooke in water, but the Isle yeelded us nothing but miserable infection. One night wee had a showre of ashes which fell so thicke into our ships from that burning hill of Fuego, that you might write your name with your finger upon the upper decke.
Page 147 - King's feet, and made his speech of entrance kneeling, 'till the King, willing him to arise and cover, he did, and presented his letters of credence (written in the Persian language), and un-understood for want of an interpreter, no where then to be found in England.

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