The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey

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J.M. Dent & sons, Limited, 1899 - Cardinals - 283 pages
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Page 29 - ... holding in his hand a very fair orange, whereof the meat or substance within was taken out, and filled up again with the part of a sponge, wherein was vinegar, and other confections against the pestilent airs ; the which he most commonly smelt unto, passing among the press, or else when he was pestered with many suitors.
Page 35 - Sir, they confess,' quoth he, " that among them there is such a noble personage, whom if your grace can appoint him from the other, he is contented to disclose himself, and to accept your place most worthily.' With that the cardinal, taking a good advisement among them, at the last, quoth he, ' Me seemeth the gentleman with the black beard should be even he.
Page 244 - Kingston, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 109 - I have been your true wife or more, and by me ye have had divers children, although it hath pleased God to call them out of this world, which hath been no default in me.
Page 30 - ... with other persons. And that done he would repair into the chancery, sitting there till eleven of the clock, hearing suitors, and determining of divers matters. And from thence, he would divers times go into the star chamber, as occasion did serve; where he spared neither high nor low, but judged every estate according to their merits and deserts.
Page 33 - Then immediately after this great shot of guns, the cardinal desired the Lord Chamberlain, and Comptroller, to look what this sudden shot should mean, as though he knew nothing of the matter. They thereupon looking out of the windows into Thames, returned again, and showed him, that it seemed to them there should be some noblemen and strangers arrived at his bridge, as ambassadors from some foreign prince.
Page 237 - And the next day he took his journey with Master Kingston and the guard. And as soon as they espied their old master in such a lamentable estate, they lamented him with weeping eyes. Whom my lord took by the hands, and divers times, by the way, as he rode, he would talk with them, sometime with one, and sometime with another...
Page 32 - I have seen the King suddenly come in thither in a mask, with a dozen of other maskers, all in garments like shepherds, made of fine cloth of gold and fine crimson satin paned, and caps of the same, with visors of good proportion of visnomy ; their hairs, and beards, either of fine gold wire, or else of silver, and some being of black silk ; having sixteen torch-bearers, besides their drums, and other persons attending upon them, with visors, and clothed all in satin, of the same colours.
Page 239 - it is past eight of the clock in the morning." " Eight of the clock ?" quoth he, " that cannot be," rehearsing divers times, "eight of the clock, eight of the clock, nay, nay...
Page 252 - keep counsel, if two be away ; and if I thought that my cap knew my counsel, I would cast it into the fire and burn it.

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