Cardinal Wolsey

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Macmillan, 1888 - Great Britain - 226 pages
 

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Page 189 - ... with most men for my master's sake ; and surely without just cause. Howbeit, an ill name once gotten will not lightly be put away. I never had any promotion by my lord to the increase of my living. And thus much will I say to you, that I intend, God willing, this afternoon, when my lord hath dined, to ride to London, and so to the court, where I will either make or mar or I come again.
Page 203 - He is sure a prince of a royal courage, and hath a princely heart; and rather than he will either miss or want any part of his will or appetite, he will put the loss of one half of his realm in danger. For I assure you I have often kneeled before him in his privy chamber on my knees, the space of an hour or two, to persuade him from his will and appetite : but I could never bring to pass to dissuade him therefrom.
Page 203 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, "I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 113 - My lord, said this man, whose name was John Greene, sith you ask who is our captain, forsooth his name is Poverty, for he and his cousin Necessity hath brought us to this doing.
Page 226 - THE NATIONAL BUDGET; THE NATIONAL DEBT ; TAXES AND RATES. By AJ WILSON. THE STATE IN RELATION TO LABOUR. By W.
Page 203 - I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs. Howbeit this is the just reward that I must receive for my worldly diligence and pains that I have had to do him service; only to satisfy his vain pleasure, not regarding my godly duty.
Page 204 - Master Kingston, farewell ; I can no more, but wish all things to have good success. My time drawclh on fast, I may not tarry with you. And forget not, I pray you, what I have said and charged you withal : for when I am dead, ye shall peradventure remember my words much better.
Page 115 - Egypt to take the fifth part of every man's goods ; but because every man layeth the burthen from him, I am content to take it on me, and to endure the fame and noise of the people...
Page 43 - Whilst we looked for the crown imperial,' wrote Pace, 'we might lose the crown of England, which is this day more esteemed than the emperor's crown and all his empire.

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