The History of England, from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of Henry VIII. (1485-1547)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1906 - Great Britain - 518 pages

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Page 107 - ... provision for him, as the same Master John tells me. And it is said that, in the spring, his Majesty aforenamed will fit out some ships, and will besides give him all the convicts, and they will go to that country to make a colony, by means of which they hope to establish in London a greater storehouse of spices than there is in Alexandria...
Page 254 - I would were not here, live not of ourselves, but all we live by the substantial occupiers of this country, and yet they give us so little wages for our workmanship, that scarcely we be able to live, and thus in penury we pass...
Page 192 - He is pensive, and has the reputation of being extremely just : he favours the people exceedingly, and especially the poor ; hearing their suits, and seeking to despatch them instantly ; he also makes the lawyers plead gratis for all paupers. He is in very great repute — seven times more so than if he were Pope.
Page 124 - He was a prince sad, serious, and full of thoughts and secret observations, and full of notes and memorials of his own hand, especially touching persons. As, whom to employ, whom to reward, whom to inquire of, whom to beware of, what were the dependencies, what were the factions, and the like; keeping, as it were, a journal of his thoughts.
Page 473 - Did not I tell you, my Lords, what would come of this matter? I knew right well that the King would never permit my lord of Canterbury to have such a blemish as to be imprisoned, unless it were for high treason.
Page 242 - Masters," quoth Sir Thomas More, " forasmuch as my Lord Cardinal lately, ye wot well, laid to our charge the lightness of our tongues for things uttered out of this house, it shall not in my mind be amiss to receive him with all his pomp, with his maces, his pillars, his...
Page 427 - ... to pass, and I fear we shall lack nothing so much as honest men. He also said, he had dreamed that the king was dead, and, though he was not yet dead, he would die suddenly ; one day his leg will kill him, and then we shall have jolly stirring...
Page 415 - Our pleasure is, that, before you shall close up our said banner again, you shall, in any wise, cause such dreadful execution to be done upon a good number of the inhabitants of every town, village, and hamlet, that have offended in this rebellion, as well by the hanging...
Page 336 - Is that all, my lord?" quoth he; "then, in good faith, the difference between your grace and me is but this — that I shall die to-day, and you to-morrow.
Page 370 - That the King's Power is by the laws of God most excellent of all under God in earth ; and that we ought to obey him afore all other powers, by God's Prescript...

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