The Life and Letters of Sir Thomas More

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Burns & Oates, 1876 - 365 pages
 

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Page 277 - I came here, been divers times in the case that I thought to die within One hour. And I thank Our Lord I was never sorry for it, but rather sorry when I saw the pang past. And, therefore, my poor body is at the king's pleasure. Would God my death might do him good.
Page 354 - His death was of a piece with his life. There was nothing in it new, forced, or affected. He did not look upon the severing...
Page 339 - ... that he died in the faith of the holy Catholic church, and a faithful servant of God and the king. He then repeated the...
Page 140 - I have hitherto had so great plenty, that all the days of my life I am most bound of all creatures, next the king's grace, to love and serve your grace : of the which I beseech you never to doubt that ever I shall vary from this thought as long as any breath is in my body.
Page 78 - Whereby it is not to be doubted but that there is a very substantial assembly of right wise, meet, and politique persons; yet, most victorious prince...
Page 335 - I cumber you, good Margaret, much, but I would be sorry if it should be any longer than tomorrow. For it is Saint Thomas...
Page 143 - Therefore I pray you be of good cheer, and take all the household with you to church, and there thank God both for that he hath given us and for that he hath taken from us, and for that he hath left us, which if it please him he can increase when he will. And if it please him to leave us yet less, at his pleasure be it.
Page 179 - God grant him a quiet conscience," she replied ; " but this shall be your answer : I am his wife lawfully married to '' him by order of holy church ; and so I will abide until the court " of Rome, which was privy to the beginning, shall have made " thereof an end." A second deputation was sent with an order for her to leave the palace at Windsor. "Go where I may," she answered, " I shall still be his lawful wife.
Page 79 - ... any man to say, that it may like your noble majesty of your inestimable goodness to take all in good part, interpreting every man's words, how uncunningly soever they be couched, to proceed yet of good zeal towards the profit of your realm and honour of your royal person...

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