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" In those days force and arms did prevail, but now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found. "
Origines genealogicę; or, The sources whence English genealogies may be ... - Page 208
by Stacey Grimaldi - 1828
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Half hours of English history: From the Roman period to the death of Elizabeth

Charles Knight - History - 1866 - 687 pages
...Essex. Speaking of the days of her ancestors, she said, " In those days force and arms did prevail, but now the wit of the fox is every where on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found." When Raleigh was called upon the trial of Essex, and " his oath given liim," Essex exclaimed,...
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The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth: Or, The Church, Court, and ..., Volume 3

Samuel Hopkins - Great Britain - 1875
...criticism guage Dr. Woolsey says: " I think, own words. " Now when the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found, I have promoted Sir Francis Knollys because he is an honest man." 1 At first Elizabeth was vexed...
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The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-called Shakespeare Plays

Ignatius Donnelly - 1888 - 998 pages
...ancestors, she said: "In those days force and arms did prevail, out now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found."1 And, curiously enough, we here find that not only was one of the Shakespeare Plays mixed up with the...
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The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-called ..., Volume 2

Ignatius Donnelly - 1888 - 998 pages
...ancestors, she said: "In those days force and arms did prevail, but now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found." ' And, curiously enough, we here find that not only was one of the Shakespeare Plays mixed...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - 1980 - 299 pages
...bitter perception of old age, confided to Lambarde in 1 60 1: "... now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found!'33 His Machiavellian realism defeated by his own foolish sympathy,34 the Fool is a measure of...
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Elizabeth I

Anne Somerset - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 672 pages
...probity when she remarked to the archivist William Lambarde, "Now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found". It was the view of some people, however, that Elizabeth only had herself to blame, and that...
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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

Naomi Conn Liebler - Drama - 1995 - 266 pages
...another reflection: 'In those days force and arms did prevail; but now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found ' " (Neale 1957: 398). This exchange took place on 4 August 1601, six months after the "dangerous"...
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King Richard II

Margaret Shewring - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 206 pages
...disturbance of common justice.' Her Majestie. 'In those days force and arms did prevail; but now the wil of the fox is every where on foot, so as hardly a faithful or vertuouse man may be found.' Then came she to the whole total of all the membranes and parcels aforesaid,...
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The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649, Volume 1

N. A. M. Rodger - History - 1999 - 691 pages
...been ten years earlier. The queen herself lamented in 1601 that 'now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found'.66 Two years later Captain John Norris wrote, if I should enter into discourse of whatsoever...
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Tudor Historical Thought

F. J. Levy, Fred Jacob Levy - History - 2004 - 305 pages
...shadows who had replaced the former substance, told an admirer: "Now the wit of the fox is everywhere on foot, so as hardly a faithful or virtuous man may be found." 22 The new place hunters, still more prevalent under James, had need of moral advice but no...
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