The Life of Sir Thomas More

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W. Pickering, 1828 - 376 pages
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Page 286 - I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safe up, and for my coming down let me shift for myself.
Page 262 - Rich, be true, then pray I that I never see God in the face, which I would not say, were it otherwise, to win the whole world.
Page 65 - I find his grace my very good lord indeed, and I believe he doth as singularly favour me, as any subject within this realm : howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee, I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head would win him a castle in France (for then there was war between us), it should not fail to go.
Page 263 - King, or any of his noble councillors, that I would unto him utter the secrets of my conscience touching the King's Supremacy — the special point and only mark at my hands so long sought for — a thing which I never did, nor never would, after the statute thereof made, reveal either to the King's Highness himself, or to any of his honourable councillors...
Page 201 - Tilly Vally, .what will you do, Mr. More? will you sit and make goslings in the ashes ? Would to God, I were a man, and you should quickly see what I would do. What! why, go forward with the best : for, as my mother was wont to say, It is ever better to rule, than to be ruled ; and, therefore, I would not be so foolish as to be ruled, where I might rule.
Page 63 - ... was neither expedient nor agreeable With the ancient liberty of the house ; in conclusion for himself showed that though they had all with their voices trusted him, yet except every one of them could put into his one head all their several wits, he alone in so weighty a matter was unmeet to make his grace answer.
Page 16 - Smithfield, where upon a bank boarded about, under a tree, some one scholar hath stepped up, and there hath opposed and answered, till he were by some better scholar overcome and put down; and then the overcomer taking the place, did like as the first...
Page 352 - Parliament that the King, our sovereign lord, his heirs and successors, Kings of this realm, shall be taken, accepted and reputed, the only supreme head in earth of the Church of England called Anglicana ecclesia...
Page 246 - Wherefore thereby mayest thou see, mine own good daughter, what a great difference there is between such as have in effect spent all their days in a straight, hard, penitential and painful life, religiously, and such as have in the world, like worldly wretches, as thy poor father hath done, consumed all their time in pleasure and ease licentiously.
Page 227 - Grace and he may vary upon some points of the league, whereupon may grow breach of amity and war between you both. I think it best therefore that that place be amended, and his authority more slenderly touched.' 'Nay,' quoth his Grace, 'that shall it not. We are so much bounden unto the See of Rome that we cannot do too much honour unto it.

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