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" Tis a great task to prove one's honesty and yet not spoil one's fortune. You have tasted a little hereof in our blessed queen's time, who was more than a man, and, in troth, sometimes less than a woman. "
Tales of Our Great Families - Page 63
by Edward Walford - 1877
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1805
...and valuable. His poitraiu ol" Q^ Elizabeth and K. James, arc uir.uu-iUy distinct and lively. rest rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even to the best seeming ground. It is a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not spoil one's...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - England - 1812
...be dissolved." * As early as 1603, he had written to Sir John Harington, the poet : " Good Knight, rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a Court, and gone heavily even on the best seeming fair ground. Tis a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not mar one's...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 1

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...humble suing, rather than bold and forward entreaties. You know all my former steps : good knight, rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even to the best seeming fair ground. 'Tis a great task to prove one's honesty and yet not spoil one's...
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The Progresses, Processions, and Magnificent Festivities, of King ..., Volume 1

John Nichols - England - 1828 - 609 pages
...or example. VOL. I. U treaties. You know all my former steppes, good Knyght, reste content, and giue heed to one that hath sorrowed in the bright lustre of a Courte, and gone heavily even to the beste seeminge faire grounde. 'Tis a great task to prove one's...
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A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of ..., Volume 2

John Burke - Nobility - 1832
...years previously (1003) addressed a letter to Sir John Harrington, the Poet, in pretty much the game tone. " Good knight," saith the minister, " rest content,...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even 011 the beat seeming fair ground. 'Tis a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not mar one's...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...Harrington in 1603, he uses the following expressions : — " You know all my former steps : good knight, rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even to the best seeming fair ground. 'Tis a great task to prove one's honesty and yet not spoil one's...
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Lives of Eminent British Statesmen, Volume 5

Dionysius Lardner - Statesmen - 1838
...was not perfectly happy under the change of sovereign. '* You know all my former steps, good knight ; rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even to the best seeming fair ground. 'Tis a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not spoil one's...
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Lives of Eminent British Statesmen ...: Robert Cecil, earl of Salisbury ...

Statesmen - 1838
...was not perfectly happy under the change of sovereign. " You know all my former steps, good knight ; rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily even to the best seeming fair ground. 'Tis a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not spoil one's...
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The History of England Under the House of Stuart, Including the Commonwealth ...

Robert Vaughan - Great Britain - 1840 - 935 pages
...humble sueing, rather than bold and forward entreaties. You know all my former steps, good knight ; rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily over the best seeming fair ground. It is a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not spoil one's...
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1842
...be expected ; for in 1604 he had written to a friend, " You know all my former steps, good knight; rest content, and give heed to one that hath sorrowed...in the bright lustre of a court, and gone heavily over the best seeming fair ground. It H a great task to prove one's honesty, and yet not spoil one's...
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