The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, Volume 1

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For Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1825
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Page xxxii - He was a scholar, and a ripe, and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty, and sour, to them that lov'd him not; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely...
Page xxxii - For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little: And, to add greater honours to his age Than man could give him, he died, fearing God.
Page 313 - ... received with great reverence. To whom my lord said, »Father Abbot, I am come hither to leave my bones among you...
Page 50 - 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 torchbearers, besides their drums, and other persons attending upon them, with visors, and clothed all in satin of the same colours.
Page 53 - 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.
Page 87 - He rode like a cardinal, very sumptuously, on a mule trapped with crimson velvet upon velvet, and his stirrups of copper and gilt; and his spare mule following him with like apparel. And before him he had his two great crosses of silver, two great pillars of silver, the great seal of England, his cardinal's hat, and a gentleman that carried his valaunce...
Page 150 - I beseech you for all the loves that hath been between us, and for the love of God, let me have justice and right, take of...
Page 44 - ... upon him to Westminster Hall, as well noblemen and other worthy gentlemen, as noblemen and gentlemen of his own family ; thus passing forth with two great crosses of silver borne before him ; with also two great pillars of silver, and his pursuivant at arms with a great mace of silver gilt. Then his gentlemen ushers * cried, and said, ' On my Lords and Masters, on before ; make way for my Lord's Grace.
Page 216 - York), intending to make of that house a palace royal ; and to possess the same according to the laws of this his Grace's realm. His highness hath therefore sent for all the judges, and for all his learned counsel, to know their opinions in the assurance thereof; in whose determinations it was fully resolved, that your Grace should recognise, before a judge, the right thereof to be in the king and his successors ; and so his highness shall be assured thereof. Wherefore it hath pleased his majesty...
Page 320 - I see the matter against me how it is framed. But if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs. Howbeit this is the just reward that I must receive for my worldly diligence and pains that I have had to do him service, only to satisfy his vain pleasures, not regarding my godly duty.

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