Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 1

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain
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Page 3 - 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 2 - Masters," quoth Sir Thomas More, " forasmuch as my Lord Cardinal lately, ye wot well, laid to our charge the lightness of our tongues for things uttered out of this house, it shall not in my mind be amiss to receive him with all his pomp, with his maces, his pillars, his...
Page 5 - ... from the seyd Frenshe kyng, with hys odyr lettyrs to hys parlyement at Paryse, yt shold be gretlye to my helpe, as y thynke ; but all wyll y remyte to your plesyr ; and...
Page 1 - Answer more true than discretionary, as more consulting therein his own Animosity than Allegiance. The King, who in this kind would give and not take, being no Good Fellow in tart Repartees, was so highly offended thereat, that Sir Nicholas fell from the top of his Favour to the bottom of his Displeasure, and was bruised to Death thereby.
Page 5 - Tower'i let- and honestly put out : sir, if we have not an hour certain, as it may be known ***'• in London, I think here will be but few, and I think a reasonable number were • * /. e.
Page 6 - More hath built near London, upon the Thames, such a commodious house as is neither mean nor subject to envy, yet magnificent enough. There he converseth affably with his family ; his wife, his son, and daughter-in-law ; his three daughters, and their husbands ; with eleven grandchildren. There is not any man living so affectionate with his children as he, and he loveth his old wife as well .as if she were a young maid...
Page 5 - I told her it should be no pain, it was so subtle. And then she said, I heard say the executioner was very good and I have a little neck, and put her hands about it, laughing heartily.
Page 4 - She was bounteous and lyberal to every person of her knowledge or acquaintance. Avarice and covetyse she most hated, and sorrowed it full moche in all persons, but specially in ony that belonged unto her.
Page 10 - He would compare the multitude of women which are to be chosen for wives unto a bag full of snakes, having among them a single eel : now, if a man should put his hand into this bag, he may chance to light on the eel ; but it is a hundred to one he shall be stung by a snake.

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