I should be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a people numerous and warlike, whose manners and religion are very different from ours, who live in sierras and mountains, without fixed settlements, and where by divine will I have placed under the sovereignty of the King and Queen our Lords, an Other World, whereby Spain, which was reckoned poor, is become the richest of countries.
What that Sicilian mule was to me, I have been to the Queen.
Don't be surprised, If I demur, for, be advised, My passport's green. No glass of ours was ever raised To toastThe Queen.
It will be fun to be the first Jewish Queen of Egypt.elizabeth taylor
In view of the fact that the Royal Family of Britain is one of the wealthiest families in the world and this country is almost sleeping rough, so to speak, figuratively, would you ask the Queen if she might make a contribution towards her own bed and breakfast costs to assist the unfortunate taxpayers, and go easier on them?joe higgins
It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving picaninnies; and one can imagine that Blair, twice victor abroad but enmired at home, is similarly seduced by foreign politeness. They say he is shortly off to the Congo. No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in Watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird.Boris Johnson
And so they lived many happy years, and the promised tasks were accomplished. Yet long afterward, when all had passed away into distant memory, there were many who wondered whether King Taran, Queen Eilonwy, and their companions had indeed walked the earth, or whether they had been no more than dreams in a tale set down to beguile children. And, in time, only the bards knew the truth of it.lloyd alexander
White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light.honoré de balzac
I can understand deposing the Queen from the throne perfectly well. I can understand an attempt made on the life of the Queen perfectly well, or expelling her from her dominions but I do not, for the life of me, know what it is to depose her ‘from the style, honour, or royal name of the Imperial Crown of the United Kingdom.robert holmes
How widely its agencies vary, To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless, As even its minted coins express, Now stamped with the image of Good Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary.thomas hood
Better take her to the White Queen, she'll be safe there. Spoon.
L'Abbé de Ville proposed a toast, His master, as the rising Sun: Reisbach then gave the Empress Queen, As the bright Moon and much praise won.
"I will be forced to sink [the US ships], because even if I have one ship left I will proceed with the bombardment. Spain, the Queen and I prefer honour without ships than ships without honour."
Data fata secutus. In length of train descends her sweeping gown; And by her graceful walk the Queen of Love is known.
Oh! if I were Queen of France, or, still better, Pope of Rome, I would have no fighting men abroad and no weeping maids at home; All the world should be at peace; or if kings must show their might, Why, let them who make the quarrels be the only ones to fight.
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam today.Lewis Carroll
Once a king or Queen of Narnia, always a king or Queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.C. S. Lewis
O, Brignal banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green And you may gather garlands there Would grace a summer Queen.
Sun-girt city, thou hast been Ocean's child, and then his Queen; Now is come a darker day, And thou soon must be his prey.Percy Bysshe Shelley
She certainly is a great Queen, and were she only a Catholic she would be our dearly beloved. Just look how well she governs; she is only a woman, only mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all.sixtus v (pope)
The Queen of virtues is the recognition of one’s own flaws.jack mcdevitt
She was our Queen, our rose, our star; And then she danced O Heaven, her dancing!winthrop mackworth praed
“Nyxnissa?” She looked back at the Queen. “There are no happy endings, Nyxnissa.” “I know,” Nyx said. “Life keeps going.”
Whether the Queen caused the period, or the period creates the Queen, she fitted her time perfectly.
The daffodil is our doorside Queen; She pushes upward the sword already, To spot with sunshine the early green.william cullen bryant
Oh, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there Would grace a summer Queen.walter scott