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By Eva March Tappan

Of the entire sovereigns that experience worn the crown of britain, Queen Elizabeth is the main perplexing, the main interesting, the main blindly praised, and the main unjustly blamed. To make lists of her faults and virtues is simple. One may perhaps say with little worry of contradiction that her mind used to be really good and her vainness virtually quite infantile; that she was once at one time the main outspoken of girls, at one other the main untruthful; that on one get together she could take place a dignity that used to be actually sovereign, whereas on one other the rudeness of her manners was once unworthy of even the age during which she lived. occasionally she was once the most powerful of the powerful, occasionally the weakest of the susceptible. At a distance of 3 hundred years it's not effortless to stability those claims to censure and to admiration, yet a minimum of nobody should still overlook that the little white hand of which she used to be so useless guided the send of nation with such a lot consummate ability in its perilous passage in the course of the afflicted waters of the latter 1/2 the 16th century.

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