Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 2

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain
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Page 11 - God. Live still to die, that you by death may purchase eternal life ; and trust not that the tenderness of your age shall lengthen your life ; for as soon, if God call, goeth the young as the old ; and labour always to learn to die.
Page 2 - I am in presence either of father or mother ; whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry, or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing any thing else ; I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly, as God made the world...
Page 2 - and tell you a truth which, perchance, ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me is that He sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
Page 2 - I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because whatsoever I do else but learning, is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me. And thus my book hath been so much my pleasure, and bringeth daily to me more pleasure and more, that in respect of it, all other pleasures, in very deed, be but trifles and troubles unto me.
Page 3 - Majesty (said she) shall come to such years that he may be able to judge these things himself, his Majesty shall find me ready to obey his orders in religion...
Page 12 - God grant you, and send you of his grace to live in his fear, and to die in the true Christian faith, from the which, in God's name I exhort you, that you never swerve, neither for hope of life, nor...
Page 4 - Council that her controller might shortly return; for, said she, since his departing, I take the accounts myself of my expenses, and learned how many loaves of bread be made of a bushel of wheat; and I wis my father and my mother...
Page 3 - Majesty shall find me ready to obey his orders in religion ; but now in these years, although he, good, sweet King, have more knowledge than any other of his years, yet it is not possible that he can be a judge of these things...
Page 2 - I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr. Elmer; who teacheth me so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing whiles I am with him.

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