Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England: From the Earliest Times Till the Reign of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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F.D. Linn, 1880 - Judges
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Page 390 - Glo. My Lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn I saw good strawberries in your garden there,— I do beseech you, send for some of them. " Ely. Marry, and will, my Lord, with all my heart. * * * * * ' * Where is my Lord Protector? I have sent For these strawberries.
Page 179 - be personally delivered to him, his appointment was made out in the following form.— " Edward, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, to the Treasurer or his deputy, and to the Barons of our Exchequer, health. Forasmuch as William de Hamilton who was
Page 12 - judge is the law of tyrants; it is always unknown; it is different in different men ; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice; in the worst it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is
Page 12 - Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure. Equity is according to the conscience of him who is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a. foot 'a chancellor's foot.' What an uncertain measure would this be? One chancellor has
Page 439 - so famous, So excellent in art, and still so rising, That Christendom shall ever speak his virtue." After an interval of seven years a parliament was called, as the irregular modes of filling the Exchequer,
Page 321 - Lord Cardinal, if thou think'st on Heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope! — He dies and makes no sign." And the agony of his despair is, if possible, made more
Page 429 - Pray tell them thus much from me: There should be one amongst them, by his person, More worthy this place than myself, to whom If I but knew him, with my love and duty I would surrender it.
Page 412 - This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I Have not the power to muzzle him." His origin from the "boucher's stall" is distinctly averred in the contemporary satire of " Mayster Skelton, poete laureate:"— " He regardeth Lordes No more than pot shordes. He ruleth al at will Without reason or skyll, Howbeit they be prymordyall: Of
Page 390 - Where is my Lord Protector? I have sent For these strawberries. "Hast. His Grace looks cheerfully and smooth this morning: There's some conceit or other likes him well When he doth bid good-morrow with such spirit.
Page 142 - Carlisle, when I raised you from the lowest stations to your present dignities. I am determined henceforth to correct these abuses : and it will also become you, in order to make a thorough reformation, to resign your present benefices, and try again to become successors of the Apostles in a more regular and canonical manner.

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