The Life of Cardinal Wolsey (Google eBook)

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For Harding and Lepard, 1827 - Great Britain - 542 pages
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Page 62 - 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 62 - For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little: And, to add greater honours to his age Than man could give him, he died, fearing God.
Page 376 - ... before we came to the Abbey of Leicester, where at his coming in at the gates the abbot of the place with all his convent met him with the light of many torches ; whom they right honourably received with great reverence. To whom my lord said, " Father Abbot, I am come hither to leave my bones among you...
Page 383 - 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 114 - At all," quoth the cardinal, and so cast the dice, and won them all at a cast ; whereat was great joy made. Then quoth the cardinal to my Lord Chamberlain,
Page 423 - A face that should content me wondrous well Should not be fair, but lovely to behold, Of lively look, all grief for to repel, With right good grace, so would I that it should Speak without word such words as none can tell ; The tress also should be of crisped gold. With wit, and these, perchance I might be tied, And knit again with knot that should not slide.
Page 329 - With us the nobility, gentry and students do ordinarily go to dinner at eleven before noon, and to supper at five or between five and six at afternoon. The merchants dine and sup seldom before twelve at noon, and six at night, especially in London. The husbandmen dine also at high noon as they call it, and sup at seven or eight; but out of the term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
Page 114 - 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.
Page 81 - The king was young and lusty, disposed all to mirth and pleasure, and to follow his desire and appetite, nothing minding to travail in the busy affairs of this realm : the which the almoner perceiving very well, took upon him, therefore, to disburden the king of so weighty a charge and troublesome business ; putting the king in comfort that he shall not need to spare any time of his pleasure for any business that...
Page 214 - I am well content to depart to my great shame and dishonour; and if there be none, then here I most lowly beseech you let me remain in my former estate, and receive justice at your hands. The king your father was in the time of his reign of such estimation through the world for his excellent wisdom, that he was accounted and called of all men the second Solomon; and my father Ferdinand King of Spain, who was esteemed to be one of the wittiest princes that reigned in Spain many years before, were...

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