The Life of Sir Thomas Bodley Written by Himself

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Privately reprinted for John Lane and his friends, 1894 - Diplomats - 16 pages
 

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Page 12 - I resolved thereupon to possess my soul in peace all the residue of my days; to take my full farewell of state employments; to satisfy my -mind with that mediocrity of worldly living that I had of...
Page 9 - I can not choose but in making report of the principall accidents that have fallen unto me in the course of my life, but record among the rest, that from the very first day I had no man more to friend among the Lords of the Councell, then was the Lord Treasurer Burleigh: for when occasion had beene offered of declaring his conceit as touching my service, he would alwaies tell the Queen (which I received from her...
Page 4 - ... and all my cares, in the publick service of the state. My resolution fully taken, I departed out of England, anno 1576, and continued very near four years abroad, and that in sundry parts of Italy, France, and Germany. A good while after my return, to wit, in the year 1585, I was employer!
Page 10 - I was thoroughly assured) took any great pleasure to prefer me the sooner (for she hated his ambition, and would give little countenance to any of his followers) ; and both the lord Burleigh and his son waxed jealous of my courses...
Page 12 - I had framed all the fabrique of my future prosperity) how ill it did concurre with my naturall disposition, to become, or to be counted either a stickler or partaker in any publique faction, how well I was able, by God's good blessing, to live of my...
Page 12 - I could be content with a competent livelyhood ; how short time of further life I was then to expect by the common course of nature : when I had, I say, in this manner represented to my thoughts my particular estate, together with the Earles, I...
Page 14 - God, the expectation of the world, and my natural inclination, and very morality did require, that I should not wholly so hide those little abilities that I had, but that in some measure, in one kind or other, I should do the true part of a profitable member of the state.
Page 10 - ... upon himself, did so often take occasion to entertain the queen with some prodigal speeches of my sufficiency for a secretary, which were ever accompanied with words of disgrace against the present...
Page 1 - Mother, who was wholly affeŁted as my Father, he knew no way fo fecure, as to fly into Germany : where after a while he found meanes to call over my Mother, with all his children and family, whom he fetled for a time at...
Page 11 - And this, as he affirmed, was all the motive he had to set himself against me, in whatsoever might redound to the bettering of my state, or increasing my credit and countenance with the queen.

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