The Great Lord Burghley: A Study in Elizabethan Statecraft

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J. Nisbet, 1898 - Great Britain - 511 pages

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Page 454 - O grief of griefs! O gall of all good hearts! To see that virtue should despised be Of him, that first was raised for virtuous parts, And now, broad spreading like an aged tree, Lets none shoot up that nigh him planted be...
Page 25 - And, touching the guiding of thy house, let thy hospitality be moderate ; and, according to the means of thy estate, rather plentiful than sparing, but not costly. For I never knew any man grow poor by keeping an orderly table.
Page 162 - I answered very coldly, as I had been by my queen commanded : and then he began to purge himself of so proud a pretence as to marry so great a queen, declaring that he did not esteem himself worthy to wipe her shoes, and that the invention of that proposition of marriage proceeded from Mr. Cecil, his secret enemy: for if I, said he, should have appeared desirous of that marriage, I should have offended both the queens, and lost their favour.
Page 380 - Signum, that if an ass kick you, you feel it so soon. I will recant you from being Spirit, if ever I perceive that you disdain not such a feeling. Serve God, fear the King, and be a good fellow to the rest.
Page 404 - I charge you place this most just thought, that I cannot balance in any weight of my judgment the value that I prize you at, and suppose no treasures to countervail such a faith.
Page 225 - Spanish ambassador's servant, "that if his master will help me, I shall be Queen of England in three months, and Mass shall be said all over the country.
Page 479 - Majesty, as long as I may be allowed to give advice. I will not change my opinion by affirming the contrary, for that were to offend God, to whom I am sworn first. But as a servant I will obey her Majesty's commandment, and...
Page 25 - And suffer not thy sons to pass the Alps ; for they shall learn nothing there, but pride, blasphemy, and atheism.
Page 26 - Towards thy superiors be humble, yet generous ; with thine equals familiar, yet respective ; towards thine inferiors show much humanity, and some familiarity ; as to bow the body, stretch forth the hand, and to uncover the head, with such like popular compliments. The first prepares thy way to advancement, the second makes thee known for a man well bred, the third gains a good report, which once got is easily kept ; for right humanity takes such deep root in the minds of the multitude, as they are...

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