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1803 Excerpt: ...to express his satisfaction, and to thank God,
that, after his storms and troubles abroad, he had found at home '
a sweet calm.' ' But the placability of the queen was the result of
her surprise, and of the momentary recollections and associations
which the sudden sight of her favourite awakened in her mind. After
having lei. sure for reflection, his faults recurred to her memory,
and she conceived it necessary to subdue so intractable and haughty
a spirit by severe discipline. On entering her presence in the
afternoon, Essex perceived in her carriage a great alteration. She
ordered him to be confined to his chamber, and to be twice examined
by the council; after which, ' notwithstanding the calmness and
submission of his answers, she committed him to the custody of the
lord-keeper, Egerton, and held him sequestered from all company,
even from that of the countess his wife; nor was any intercourse of
letters permitted between them. Essex, among the expressions of
sorrow and humiliation which escaped him, was careful to suppress
every appearance of resentment. Ke professed entire submission to
the queen's will, declared his intention of retiring into the
country and, remote from courts and business, of leading
thenceforth a private life. But, notwithstanding this seeming
moderation, mortification and disappointment preyed on his mind,
and threw him into st malady, that threatened to put a speedy end
to hi career. That she meant to correct, but not to ruin him, had
been repeatedly declared by Elizabeth; but when informed of his
situation, she testified the utmost alarm and solicitude. She
ordered eight experienced physicians to hold a consultation on his
case; and sent to him, with some broth, the following message by
Dr. James, which she probably deemed of mo...
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