My care is like my shadow in the sun, Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.
c.1582 'On Monsieur's Departure'.
I know that Ihavethe bodyof a weak and feeble woman, but I havetheheart and stomach of a kingand a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm.Elizabeth I
If I am to disclose to you what I should prefer if I follow theinclinationof mynature,it isthis: beggar-womanand single, far rather than queen and married!Elizabeth I
The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy.Elizabeth I
Littleman, littleman! The word 'must' isnotto be usedto princes!Elizabeth I
No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment.Elizabeth I
To be a King and towear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.Elizabeth I
My lord, we make use of you, not for your bad legs, but for your good head.Elizabeth I