A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland

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John Russ Smith, 1844 - Great Britain - 603 pages

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Page 298 - EVEN such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days: And from which earth, and grave, and dust, The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
Page 287 - Kneller, by Heaven, and not a master taught, Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought ; Now for two ages, having snatch'd from fate Whate'er was beauteous, or whate'er was great, Lies crown'd with Princes' honours, Poets' lays, Due to his merit, and brave thirst of praise.
Page 464 - as a man of great and ready wit ; full of life and very pleasant, but much turned to satire ; his imagination was too hard for his judgment; and a severe jest took more with him than all arguments whatever.
Page 160 - Downing offered his proviso; the end of which was ' to make all the money that was to be raised by this bill to be applied only to those ends to which it was given, which was the carrying on the war, and to no other purpose whatsoever, by what authority soever...
Page 174 - He was a learned and a prudent man, and as one of the richest so one of the meekest men in England. He was active in making the defence, and drawing up the articles of Oxon, when the garrison was to be surrendered to the parliament. For which, and his steady loyalty, he was afterwards forced to pay a round sum in Goldsmith's-hall at London.
Page 53 - Burnet, who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that "She was more likely to have maintained the post (of Protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 337 - As for Sir John Markham, the king's displeasure fell so heavy on him, that he was outed of his place, and Sir Thomas Billing put in his room, though the one lost that office with more honour than the other got it, and gloried in this, that though the king could make him no judge, he could not make him no upright judge.
Page 220 - Ask who lies here, but do not weep ; He is not dead, he doth but sleep. This stony register is for his bones ; His fame is more perpetual than these stones : And his own goodness, with himself being gone, Shall live when earthly monument is none. " Written on the west end thereof. " Not monumental stone preserves our fame, Nor sky-aspiring pyramids our name. The memory of him for whom this stands Shall out-live marble and defacers
Page 466 - ... December, 1659, he appeared at the head of a body of gentlemen, his friends and neighbours. His name and reputation induced the Irish brigade, of 1000 horse, to join him, which gave Monk a decided advantage. He took possession of York, on the 1st of January, 1660. On the 29th of March, he was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of York, in the short healing Parliament he gave his glad consent to the restoration of the monarchy, which he had so great a hand in destroying, and...
Page 32 - ... 1545, when, having recommended himself to the king by his activity in forwarding a loan in London, and other imposts, he was made chancellor of the exchequer. Henry constituted him an assistant trustee for the minor successor, after whose accession his name is scarcely mentioned in history, except in one instance, which ought not to be forgotten: he was the only privy counsellor who steadfastly denied his assent to the last will of that prince, by which Mary and Elizabeth were excluded from inheriting...

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