The Life of Sir Thomas More

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W. Pickering, 1828 - Christian martyrs - 376 pages
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Page 63 - 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 France and us) it should not fail to go off.
Page 265 - Forasmuch as, my lords, this indictment is grounded upon an act of parliament directly repugnant to the laws of God, and his holy church, the supreme government of which, or of any part thereof, no temporal person may, by any law, presume to take upon him, that which rightfully belongeth to the see of
Page 59 - well, laid to our charge the lightness of our tongues for things uttered out of this house, it should not in my mind be amiss to receive him with all his pomp, with his maces, his pillars, his poleaxes, his cross, his hat, and the great seal,
Page 210 - Cromwell, you are entered into the service of a most noble, wise, and liberal prince : if you will follow my poor advice, you shall in your counsel-giving to his majesty, ever tell him what he ought to do, but never what he is able to do; so shall you show yourself a true and faithful servant, and a right worthy
Page 268 - Gillian," for that was ever his oath, " I must needs confess, that if the act of parliament be not unlawful, then the indictment is not, in my conscience, insufficient." An answer like that of the Scribes and Pharisees to Pilate : ' If this man were not a malefactor, we would never have delivered him unto you.
Page 229 - why, then, there is no more difference between your grace and me, but that I shall die to-day, and you to-morrow. If, therefore, the anger of a prince causeth but a temporal death, we have greater cause to fear the eternal death, which the king of heaven can condemn us
Page 61 - could put their sundry wits into his head, that he alone in so weighty a matter was unmeet to make his grace a sufficient answer. Whereupon the cardinal, displeased with Sir Thomas, that he had not in that parliament satisfied his expectation, suddenly rose in a rage and departed. And afterwards in
Page 13 - have yearly seen, on the eve of St. Bartholomew, the apostle, the scholars of divers grammar schools repair unto the church-yard of St. Bartholomew, the Priory in Smithfield, where, upon a bank boarded about, under a tree, some one scholar hath stepped up, and
Page 14 - hath apposed and answered, till he were by some better scholar overcome and put down: and then the over-comer taking the place, did like as the first: and in the end the best apposers and answerers had rewards: which I "observed not but
Page 225 - the pope, as your majesty well knoweth, is a prince, as you are, in league with all other Christian princes; it may hereafter fall out, that your grace and he may vary upon some points of the league, whereupon may grow breach of amity and war between you both;

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