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" While it was in my power I did my duty, but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey. "
London: or, Interesting memorials of its rise, progress, & present state - Page 202
by Sholto Percy, Reuben Percy - 1824
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Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present ..., Volume 4

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...commanding him " to let them pafs, which he obeyed, with this *' anfwer: " While it was in my power, I did * my duty; but that being taken away by a higher " power, it is my duty to obey." Which the " King, upon fecond thoughts, took well, and. * thanked him for it." James, by a proclamation...
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Anecdotes of some distingushed persons: chiefly of the present and ..., Volume 4

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...** to let them pafs, which he obeyed, with this w anfwer : " While it was in my power, I did '* mjr duty ; but that being taken away by a higher ** power, it is my duty to obey." Which the M King, upon fecond thoughts, took well, and V thanked him for it." James, by a proclamation...
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Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two ..., Volume 1

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1798
...com" manding him to let them pafs, which he " obeyed, with this anfwer : * While it was in " my power, I did my duty; but that being " taken away by a higher power, it is my duty " to obey.' Which the King, upon fecond " thoughts, took well, and thanked him for it." James, by a proclamation...
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Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding ...

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1798
...let them pafs, which he " obeyed, with this anfwer : * While it was irt. " my power, I did my duty 5 but that being " taken away by a higher power, it is my duty *' to obey.' Which the King, upon fecond " thoughts, took -well) and thanked him for it." James, by a proclamation...
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The history and survey of London and its environs

B. Lambert - 1806
...commanding him to let them pass; which he obeyed, with this declaration: " While it was in my power, I did my duty; but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey." This well-timed concession was highly pleasing to the king, and the mayor was acquitted of the breach...
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A Topographical Account of the Parish of Scampton: In the County of Lincoln ...

Cayley Illingworth - Scampton (Lincolnshire) - 1808 - 63 pages
...the lord mayor to let them pass, which he obeyed with cc this answer : " whilst it was in my power I did my duty; but that " being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey;" " which being told to the king, he was so touched with it, that it is " said he sent to the lord mayor...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, or, Delineations ..., Volume 10, Part 1

John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris - Architecture - 1810
...him to let them pass ; which the prudent magistrate complied with, saying, " While it was in my power I did my duty, but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey."* In October, 1618, the brave Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded in the Old Palace Yard, at Westminster,...
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London and Middlesex: or, An historical, commercial, & descriptive ..., Volume 1

Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale - London (England) - 1810
...him to let them pass; which the prndent magistrate complied with, saying, " While it was in my power I did my duty, but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey."* In October, 1618, the brave Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded in the Old Palace Yard, at Westminster,...
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London and Middlesex: or, An historical, commercial, & descriptive ..., Volume 1

Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale - London (England) - 1810
...him to let them pass ; which the prudent magistrate complied with* saying, " While it was in my power I did my duty, but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duly to obey."* In October, lGl8, the brave Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded in the Old Palace Yard,...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...release of the carts : the magistrate immediately complied, with this remark: "While it was in my power I did my duty; but that being taken away by a higher power, it is my duty to obey." The king was struck with the answer, and, on second thoughts, thanked the lord-mayor for his conducta....
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