Don Sebastian; or, The house of Braganza

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Page 351 - We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers Deny us for our good ; so find we profit, By losing of our prayers.
Page 103 - But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty : from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
Page 49 - The regal power allotted to us makes us common servants to our Creator ; then of those people whom we govern ; so...
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Page 417 - Prince, who, for the punishment of his sins, lost a battle; which lose begat so many misadventures, and occasioned so many changes in Christendom. This is the very truth, neither can I say any other/ With this answer, the auditor, and his notaries, went their way. After this, they began to give him, for his nourishment, some bread and water; and...

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