Eminent British Statesmen: Sir Thomas More [by Sir J. Mackintosh] Cardinal Wolsey. Archbishop Cranmer. William Cecil, Lord Burleigh [by J. Macdiarmid

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1831 - Statesmen
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Page 172 - 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 92 - I do nobody no harm, I say none harm, I think none harm, but wish everybody good. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith I long not to live.
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Page 130 - There wanted no dames, or damsels, meet or apt to dance with the maskers, or to garnish the place for the time, with other goodly disports. Then was there all kind of music and harmony set forth, with excellent voices both of men and children. I have seen the king suddenly come in thither in a mask, with a dozen of other maskers, all in garments like shepherds...
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Page 43 - Would to God you had been at Rome, Mr More, when I made you Speaker.
Page 129 - And when it pleased the King's Majesty, for his recreation, to repair unto the Cardinal's house, as he did divers times in the year( at which time there wanted no preparations, or goodly furniture, with viands of the finest sort that might be provided for money or friendship...

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