The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, Volume 2

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Chiswick, from the Press of C. Whittingham, for Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1825
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Page 184 - A face that should content me wondrous well Should not be fair, but lovely to behold, Of lively look, all grief for to repel, With right good grace, so would I that it should Speak without word such words as none can tell ; The tress also should be of crisped gold. With wit, and these, perchance I might be tied, And knit again with knot that should not slide.
Page xxxi - Abbey ; and by the way he waxed so sick that he was divers times likely to have fallen from his mule ; and being night before we came to the abbey of Leicester, where at his coming in at the gates the abbot of the place with all his convent met him with the light of many torches; whom they right honourably received with great reverence.
Page 141 - Angelic, but more soft, and Feminine, Her graceful Innocence, her every Air Of gesture or least action overaw'd His Malice, and with rapine sweet bereav'd His fierceness of the fierce intent it brought...
Page 214 - Good Christian people, I am come hither to die ; for, according to the law, and by the law, I am judged to death, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that whereof I am accused and condemned to die ; but I pray God save the king, and send him long to reign over you...
Page 244 - God, our Lady Sent Mary, and to all the company of hevyn, and my body to be buryed in the churche yard of our Lady Sent Mary of Neumrket.
Page 214 - I require him to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you ; and -I heartily desire you all to pray for me.
Page lxvii - Remark s, has been evolved the modern 'verse-test,' they are here given within brackets. — ED.] [As this circumstance [. e. the frequency of rhymes] is more than once mentioned, in the course of these observations, it may not be improper to add a few words on the subject of our author's metre. A mixture of rhymes with blank verse, in the same play, and sometimes in the same scene, is found in almost all his pieces, \ and is not peculiar to him, being also found in the works of Jonson, and almost...
Page xxxvii - Forsoothe it is a world to consider the desirous will of wilfull princes, when they be set and earnestly bent to have their wills fulfilled, wherein no reasonable persuasions will suffice ; and how little they regard the dangerous sequell that may ensue, as well to themselves as to their subjects. And above all things, there is nothing that maketh them more wilfull than carnall love and sensuall affection of voluptuous desire, and pleasures of their bodies, as was in this case; wherein nothing could...
Page 184 - The knight, in the beginning, coming to behold the sudden appearance of this new beauty, came to be holden and surprised somewhat with the sight thereof; after, much more with her witty and graceful speech his ear also had him chained unto her; so as finally his heart seemed to say, I could gladly yield to be tied for ever with the knot of her love, as somewhere in his verses hath been thought his meaning was to express.
Page 186 - And if it may like your Majesty to give me leave to measure it, I hope it will be mine...

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