For Sir Andrew and The 216 Club

Oh, nevermore!


Sorry, Andrew. I can only imagine what you said under your breath when I remembered this wrong in the above video…This quote is from Andrew.

…Because Anne Boleyn was executed for allegations of adultery and treason, that marriage was invalidated and Elizabeth (as was her half-sister Mary), relegated to the title of Lady as opposed to Princess.  It took an Act of Parliament ten years before 1553 to restore Mary and Elizabeth to succession, despite never having restored any legitimacy.  Edward VI tried to disinherit both Mary and Elizabeth in favour of cousin Jane Grey (the Greys or de Greys are my direct ancestors).  However, Edward did not have the backing of Parliament and thus what he was attempting was illegal.  He died in 1533 (more 53s) and Mary got the crown.  Mary decided to have her cousin Philip II of Spain as husband, to which Thomas Wyatt (a good friend of Anne Boleyn) objected and for which Mary blamed her half-sister, Elizabeth.  To the Tower of London went Elizabeth, who managed to avoid execution for lack of evidence.

Hymn 255
From The Christian Science Hymnal, 1932 edition
The words to this hymn were written by Mary Baker Eddy

O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind
There sweeps a strain,
Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind
The power of pain,

And wake a white-winged angel throng
Of thoughts, illumed
By faith, and breathed in raptured song,
With love perfumed.

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show
Life’s burdens light.
I kiss the cross, and wake to know
A world more bright.

And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
Divinely talk.

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
Upon Life’s shore,
’Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
Oh, nevermore!

From tired joy and grief afar,
And nearer Thee,—
Father, where Thine own children are,
I love to be.

My prayer, some daily good to do
To Thine, for Thee;
An offering pure of Love, whereto
God leadeth me.