In 1575 the Venetian ambassador wrote, à propos of one of the courtships of Queen Elizabeth: “Princes are wont to avail themselves of matrimonial negotiations in many ways.
Major Martin Hume writes in his Courtships of Queen Elizabeth: “Elizabeth was only three when her mother’s fall removed her from the line of the succession.
The former writes in his Courtships of Queen Elizabeth: “No one can look at the best portraits of Elizabeth without recognising at a glance that she was not a sensual woman.
Courtships and presents are only resorted to when the possession of the girl is aimed at without the consent of the parents.
In the second place, it must be remembered that Elizabeth's courtships and pretended love-makings were almost always a part of her diplomacy.
In 1583, when she was fifty years of age, she had reached a point when her courtships and her pretended love-making were no longer necessary.
In the early part of the nineteenth century, Pawnee courtships were peculiar.
Romantic courtships and marriages between Wyandot maidens and white settlers were not infrequent.
The aged wooer somewhat spitefully closes this unlucky chapter of his courtships with the ungallant remark that "I did not bid her draw off her Glove as sometimes I had done.
On Sewall's courtships and New England wedding customs see HOWE, The Puritan Republic, chap.
Jimmy was the legal adviser of his subjects; his decision was considered final on all questions, and he guided them in their courtships as well as on their deathbeds.
The courtships were sometimes of long duration, but as soon as the young man realized that he was courting he proposed.
Chiefly for the reasons presented in the preceding paragraphs, we are opposed to long courtships and long engagements.
There were at least eight pairs of birds in the vicinity and they kept up their courtships until he left on June 9.
The honorable secretcourtships were never talked of or sung about.
Considering the manner in which their women are treated it can scarcely be supposed that their courtships are much influenced by sentiments of love; in fact, the tender passion seems unknown to the savage breast.
The dallyings of Capel Court were the only courtships that he now cared to watch.
It gives the highest and most complex expression of movement, and may be said to have been evolved by love from the more brutal courtships of battle display.
To do this we have once more to return to the consideration, under a somewhat new aspect, of the relative position of the female and the male in their love-courtships in some examples among the humbler types of animal life.
The studies he has given us of wonderful behaviour of insects, their arts and crafts, their courtships and marriages, their domestic and social relationships, opens up a new drama of animal life.
No, rather I want to suggest a lesson that may be wrested by us from these first courtships in the life histories of the sexes.
The male in these courtships often has to risk his life many times, and it seems only to be by an accident that he ever escapes alive from the embraces of his infuriated partner.
In the examples we have studied of the courtships of birds we saw that it is by no means a universal law that the male is eager and the female coy.
And so they go to church together; and, in conclusion, it will be happy, if these obsequious courtships end no worse than my frightful one.
Major Hume, who is the best living authority upon this period, has also written upon "The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth," and has edited for the Public Record Office the Calendar of Spanish State Papers of Elizabeth.
HUME, Author of "The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth," &c.
Considering the manner in which their women are treated, it can scarcely be supposed that their courtships are much influenced by sentiments of love; in fact, the tender passion seems unknown to the savage breast.
Their courtships are conducted in much the same manner as among the inland Indians, the choice of partners being entirely left to the parents.
Courtships have been upset and expected proposals have vanished into thin air, simply because a widow has come into the game.
Judging by the fiction of the period and by the delightful tales of old New England, which read like fairy stories to this generation, the courtships of those days were too leisurely to be very interesting.
Jimmy was the legal adviser of his subjects; his decision was considered final on all questions, and he guided them in their courtshipsas well as on their death-beds.
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