Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, Otridge and son, 1812 - History
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Page 139 - demanded any marriage portion, neither promise of any, it not being in my consideration ; yet her father, after her marriage, gave me one thousand pounds in gold with her. But that gift of his daughter unto me, I must ever thankfully acknowledge, as the crown of all my blessings ; for she was a most religious, virtuous, loving, and obedient wife unto me all the days of her life, and the happy mother of all my hopeful children, whom with their posterity I beseech God to bless.
Page 408 - Esq. created one of the Knights of the Bath, at the Coronation of King Charles II. He...
Page 203 - He was surely a man of the greatest expense in his own person, of any in the age he lived; and introduced more of that expense in the excess of clothes and diet, than any other man ; and was indeed the original of all those inventions, from which others did but transcribe copies.
Page 3 - The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, after the use of the Church of England...
Page 135 - I have ever since, and still do wear; and a bracelet of gold, worth about 10 ; a taffety doublet, cut with and upon taffety; a pair of black velvet breeches, laced; a new MILAN fustian suit laced and cut upon taffety; two cloaks; competent linen and necessaries ; with my rapier and dagger.
Page 104 - ... the other side, that they routed them in most places, till they had left the greatest part of their foot without any guard at all of horse. But then the foot behaved themselves admirably on the enemy's part, and gave their scattered horse time to rally, and were ready to assist and secure them upon all occasions.
Page 310 - In the course of thirty years he had known almost every man in Europe whose intercourse could strengthen, or enrich, or polish the mind. His own literature was various and elegant. In classical erudition, which by the custom of England, is more peculiarly called learning, he was inferior to few professed scholars. Like all men of genius, he delighted to take refuge in poetry, from the vulgarity and irritation of business.
Page 311 - I knew him,' says Mr Burke, in a pamphlet written after their unhappy difference, ' when he was nineteen ; since which time he has risen, by slow degrees, to be the most brilliant and accomplished debater the world ever saw.
Page 501 - In the succeeding year he was elected one of the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter ; and, in 1467, he was advanced to the title of Earl of Pembroke.
Page 465 - When I consider the season of the year, the hard gales on the day of action, a flying enemy, the shortness of the day, and the coast we are on, I can boldly affirm, that all that could possibly be done, has been done.

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