The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905 - Cardinals - 192 pages
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Page 22 - ... holding in his hand a very fair orange, whereof the meat or substance within was taken out, and filled up again with the part of a sponge, wherein was vinegar, and other confections against the pestilent airs ; the which he most commonly smelt unto, passing among the press, or else when he was pestered with many suitors.
Page 182 - Kingston, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page vi - From his cradle, He was a scholar, and a ripe, and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty, and sour, to them that lov'd him not; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely...
Page vi - This cardinal, Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Was fashion'd to much honour from his cradle. He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair-spoken and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.
Page 25 - ... of men and children. I have seen the King suddenly come in thither in a mask, with a dozen of other maskers, all in garments like shepherds, made of fine cloth of gold and fine crimson satin paned, and caps of the same, with visors of good proportion of visnomy ; their hairs, and beards, either of fine gold wire, or else of silver, and some being of black silk ; having sixteen torch-bearers, besides their drums, and other persons attending upon them, with visors, and clothed all in .satin, of...
Page 85 - Canterbury, axing your licence, forasmuch as you were our metropolitan, to put this matter in question ; and so I did of all you my lords, to the which ye have all granted by writing under all your seals, the which I have here to be showed.
Page 27 - Sir, they confess,' quoth he, " that among them there is such a noble personage, whom if your grace can appoint him from the other, he is contented to disclose himself, and to accept your place most worthily.' With that the cardinal, taking a good advisement among them, at the last, quoth he, ' Me seemeth the gentleman with the black beard should be even he.
Page 23 - ... with other persons. And that done he would repair into the chancery, sitting there till eleven of the clock, hearing suitors, and determining of divers matters. And from thence, he would divers times go into the star chamber, as occasion did serve; where he spared neither high nor low, but judged every estate according to their merits and deserts.
Page 25 - Then immediately after this great shot of guns, the cardinal desired the Lord Chamberlain, and Comptroller, to look what this sudden shot should mean, as though he knew nothing of the matter. They thereupon looking out of the windows into Thames, returned again, and showed him, that it seemed to them there should be some noblemen and strangers arrived at his bridge, as ambassadors from some foreign prince.
Page 27 - I pray you," quoth he, show them that it seemeth me that there should be among them some noble man, whom I suppose to be much more worthy of honour to sit and occupy this room and place than I ; to whom I would most gladly, if I knew him, surrender my place according to my duty.

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