Ruins of Tixall
Engraved from an Original painting in the possession of Mr Clifford.
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Notes and Illustrations
Arthur Clifford, Esq.
Editor of Sir Ralph Sadler's State Papers.
———Sow, which from her spring,
At Stafford meeteth Penk, which she along doth bring
To Trent, by Tixall grac'd, the Astons' ancient seat,
Which oft the Muse hath found her safe and sweet retreat.
The noble owners now of which beloved place,
Good fortunes them and theirs with honoured titles grace:
May Heaven still bless that house, till happy floods you see
Yourselves more graced by it, than it by you can be.
Whose bounty, still my Muse so freely shall confess,
As when she shall want words, her signs shall it express.
Drayton's Poly-olbion, Song XII.
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The Right Honourable
Lady Harriet Leveson Gower.
I have had the pleasure to be informed, that your Ladyship has frequently been heard to express your admiration of Tixall, and its situation. Your Ladyship has also favoured me with your approbation of a considerable part of the Poetry in this volume, which I had the honour, some time ago, to submit to your Ladyship's perusal. With such a decision, therefore, in my favour, I can confidently declare, that I feel little or no anxiety in offering this Work to the Public.
I have the honour to be,
With the highest respect,
Your Ladyship’s most obliged, and
Most obedient humble servant,
Edinburgh, 5th July, 1818.
- The Expostulation of St Mary Magdalen
- On the Death of Mr P——’s Little Daughter
- On the Death of The Lady Catherin White
- To Mr Normington
- To Cononell Plater
- To Mr Kitely
- A Present of Bands and Cuffes
- The Forehead the First Assault
- Forehead and Cheekes
- Eyes and Lips
- The Panne
- Letters to Mr Normington
- On the Death of The Countesse of Rivers
- Self-Love Mentayned to The Faire Self-Denyer, My Sister, Th.
- A Sigh to St Monica's Teares
- A New Remonstrance to His Malignant Mistresse
- A Glass Lampe Broken
- A Glasse Bell in a Pendant, Broken
- A Broken Wether-Glasse
- A Broken Burning-Glass
- A Broken Houre-Glasse
- A Broken Venice Glasse
- A Glasse Ring Broken
- A Glasse Watch-Cover
- A Broken Perspective Glass
- A Broken Looking-Glasse
- A Broken Stilling-Glasse
- A Glasse Chayne Broken
- A Glasse Window Broken
- A Glasse of Conserve of Roses Broken
- A Glass, on the One Side Concave, on The Other Convex, Broken
- To The Faire Indian of Amersford
- On The Death of Mr Morgan
- On the Death of Mrs Moore's Little Sonne
- To His Mistress
- To Mr Normington, at Piacenza
- Mrs Thimelby, on The Death of Her Only Child
- To Her Husband
- Uppon the Returne from Our Friends
- Contented Poverty
- To H——— T———
- To Mr E——— T———
- Upon a Command to Write on My Father
- To My Brother and Sister Aston
- No Love Like that of the Soule
- Upon the Lady Persalls Parting with Her Daughter without Teares
- On Faire Mrs Hall
- To Sir William and My Lady Persall uppon the Death of Their Little Franke
- To Cannall, in Mourning
- To the Lady Southcot
- To Sir William and My Lady Persall upon the Death of Theire and Our Deare Mall
- To the Lady Elizabeth Thimelby
- An Epitaph on a Sweet Little Boy of Sir William Persall
- To the Most Incomparable Lady, Mrs Catherine Gage
- Concealed Love ("Deare love…")
- The Despairing Lover
- A Song ("All the flatteries of fate…")
- Cruelty in Love
- The Power of Love
- The Vicissitudes of Love
- To a Lady with a Fine Voice
- The Tormented Lover
- A Moral Song
- A Dialogue
- To Phillis ("Phillis, though thy powerfull charmes…")
- The Dying Lover
- A Fragment
- To Phillis ("Oh, Phillis, would the Gods decree…")
- A Dirge
- A Song ("Now that the spring…")
- Another ("The delights of the bottle…")
- To Sleep ("Care-charming Sleepe…")
- To Hope
- To Flora
- The Lost Mistress
- Dispaire ("Noe, noe, 'tis in vaine…")
- The Broken Hart
- The Death of Amintas
- The Witches Song
- Another ("Echo shrill…")
- Concealed Love ("I feed a flame within…")
- To Cloris
- To Daphne
- To Dorinda
- A Confession
- A Thought on Human Life
- On Phillis
- The Pleasures of Madness
- Dispaire ("How severe is fate…")
- A Storme
- The Royal Exile
- To Love
- Pompey's Ghost
- The Royal Nun
- A Scotch Ballad
- Another ("Twa bonny lads…")
- A Ballad
- To the Tune of "Robin Good Fellow.
- Mopsus and Marina
- Witty Mr Henningam's Song
- Unperishable Love
- On His Mistresse Going a Voyage
- The Constant Lover
- The Irresistible Beauty
- Philander and Phillis
- The Ambitious Swain
- Concealed Love ("My life is now a burden grown…")
- The True Use of Power and Riches
- A Willing Delusion
- The Same
- What Is Life without Love?
- Mars and Cupid
- The Power of Beauty
- The Jealous Lover
- On the Marriage of the Fair and Vertuous Lady, Mrs Anastasia Stafford
- A Dreame
- For Love
- Mr Waller
- An Epistle
- On Saint Catherines Day
- To My Honord Cosen, Mr Henry Somerset
- To My Most Honord Cosen, Mrs Somerset
- Upon Mrs E. T.'s Quere
- On the World
- On Time
- Upon Mr Abraham Cowley's Retirement
- On Solitude
- A Pastoral Protest of Love
- To a Lady
- The Soldier's Song
- On Melancholy
- A Song ("Ah! fading joy!")
- A Domesday Thought
- The Immortality of Poesie
- Cupio Dissolvi. St Paule
- To Mrs Constance Aston
- To Mr Ed. Thimelby,
- To My Most Honoured Cosen, Mrs E. C.
- Ps. 120. v. 4
- To a Gentleman
- On the Translation of The House of Loretto
- The Perfect Lover
- To Mr Nevill
- To My Cosen Aston and His Lady
- On Argalus and Parthenia
- To Mrs Gertrude Aston's Happy Condition
- On the Death of My Dear Sister, Mrs Kath. Aston
- An Epitaph
- To Her Royal Highness the Dutchess of York
- From a Sick Poetesse to Mrs St George
- To Mr Caril
- The Recantation
- The Poore New Ye Are's Gift of Wishes Cobled Together
- To Sleep ("Sleep, the best ease…")
- The Golden Mean
- Rusticatio Religiosi in Vacantiis
- To Mrs E. T.
- The Fairies' Song
- A Song for Drinking
- A Song for Love
- To the Right Honourable Walter Lord Aston and His Lady
- A Contemplation
- The Dirge
- Life a Preparation for Eternity
- On Friendship
- On the Death of My Deare Sister, C. A.
Preface, p. xxxix, l. 18, read light.
|Poetry,||p. 212, 1. 4, for corn read coin.|
|p. 217, 1. 20, read, In love, but love and humblenes?|
|From 239, down to 249, the paging is wrong, but nothing is omitted.|
|p. 3(2)46, 1. last, for I bear, read Bear.|
The State Papers and Letters of Sir Ralph Sadler, Knight-Banneret. Edited by Arthur Clifford, Esq. To which is added a Memoir of the Life of Sir Ralph Sadler, with Historical Notes; by Walter Scott, Esq. 2 vol. 4to. With Portraits, Autographs, and other Embellishments. 5l. 5s. boards.
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👉 All these important State Papers, excepting those referring to the earliest of the Four Periods, are now laid before the Public for the first time. They are published from the Originals, which have been preserved in the family of Thomas Clifford, Esq. of Tixall, in the county of Stafford, whose mother, the Hon. Barbara Aston, represented Gertrude Sadler, Lady Aston, grand-daughter and sole heiress of Sir Ralph Sadler.
The Collection consists of four separate Sets of Letters, relating almost entirely to the affairs of Scotland; the First, on the negociation for disuniting that kingdom from France, and from the Family Alliance against England; the Second, on the Scottish Reformation; the Third, on the Rebellion in the North of England in 1569; and the Last, on the subject of Queen Mary. In these transactions Sir Ralph Sadler, as Ambassador from England, bore an important part, and displayed great abilities as a Statesman. His Letters, and State Papers, throw a strong light on one of the most interesting periods in British History.
This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.