Jul. 21st, 2008

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"The Pox!" I threw my cup across the room, hitting the stone wall with a clatter. One of my ladies in waiting scampered after the pewter goblet that was now dented beyond all repair. "What in the devil are you talking about! The Pox!" I sneered.

Since my return to London from the filth of Ipswitch, neither brisk walks, nor rides or even a long bath in the afternoon the day before could make me feel better from the fever that had just made itself manifest. No. This man had to be wrong, it had to be the hysteria that had been sweeping all over England or even, so I had been told, as far as France and Spain.

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Muse: Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Fandom: RPF / Historical / 'Elizabeth' & 'Elizabeth The Golden Age'
Word Count: 1426 (does not include quoted text from Thomas Thayer's "Regiment of Life"- c. 16th Century)

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