The history of the life and times of Cardinal Wolsey: Prime Minister to King Henry VIII ...

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Printed by J. Purser, for the author, 1742
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Page 30 - O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full.
Page 128 - Let him that is no coward, nor no flatterer, But dare maintain the party of the truth, Pluck a red rofe from off this thorn with me.
Page 30 - Brings home to us, and makes both Indies ours : Finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, Cities in deserts, woods in cities plants ; So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange.
Page 30 - Thames ! the most loved of all the Ocean's sons, By his old sire, to his embraces runs, Hasting to pay his tribute to the sea, Like mortal life to meet eternity. Though with those streams he no resemblance hold, Whose foam is amber and their gravel gold, His genuine and less guilty wealth t' explore, Search not his bottom, but survey his shore, O'er which he kindly spreads his spacious wing, And hatches plenty for th...
Page 44 - Trent on horseback, but could not recover the farther side, by reason of the steepness of the bank, and so was drowned in the river. But another report leaves him not there, but that he lived long after in a cave or vault. The number that was slain in the field, was of the enemies...
Page 46 - He was my crowned king, and if the parliamentary authority of England set the crown upon a stock, I will fight for that stock ; and as I fought then for him, I will fight for you, when you are established by the said authority.
Page 295 - King may have most profit, and the subject less vexation. Raking for old debts the number of informations, projects upon concealments, I could not find (in the eleven years experience I had in this court) ever to advance the crown ; but such proceedings have, for the most part, delivered up the King's good subjects into the hands of the worst of men, clerks of the court, cnstom-kouse officers, and excisemen.
Page 271 - It may please your grace, that were not for " mine ease: they are most of them my retainers, that " are come to do me service at such a time as this, and
Page 2 - These be the wonderful works of God's Providence. And I would wish, that all men in authority would fear God, in all ages, in the time of their triumph and greatness, considering that advancement and authority are not permanent, but many times slide and vanish suddenly away...
Page 1 - Wolsey was an honest, poor man's sonne — who, being but a child, was very apt to learne ; wherefore by means of his parents and other his good friends he was maintained at the university of Oxford, where in a short time he prospered so well, that in a small time, (as he told me with his owne mouth,) he was made bachelour of arts, when he was but fifteen years of age, and was most commonly called the boy batchelour.