A History of England from the First Invasion by the Romans: 6

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Baudry, 1826 - Great Britain - 427 pages
 

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Page 181 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 235 - ... supreme head of the church of England, without the addition of the qualifying clause, which had been in the first instance admitted. The summer was spent in administering the oath, in receiving the signatures...
Page 336 - That he could refuse nothing to the estates of the realm, and was ready to answer any questions that might be put to him, for he had no other object in view but the glory of God, the welfare of the realm, and the triumph of the truth.
Page 157 - I am so bold to trouble you with my simple and rude writing, esteeming it to proceed from her that is much desirous to know that your Grace does well, as I perceive by this bearer that you do. The which I pray God long to continue, as I am most bound to pray; for I do know the great pains and troubles...
Page 157 - 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 272 - Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that whereof I am accused and condemned to die.
Page 213 - ... contrary to the law of God, or prejudicial to the rights of the king, or prohibitory of such reforms as he might judge useful to the church of England*.
Page 181 - He is a prince of most royal courage ; rather than miss any part of his will, he will endanger one half of his kingdom; and I do assure you, I have often kneeled before him, sometimes for three hours together, to persuade him from his appetite and could not prevail.
Page 213 - This extraordinary transaction gave birth to an animated controversy : the opponents of the archbishop branding him with the guilt of fraud and perjury, his advocates labouring to wipe away the imputation, and justifying his conduct by the extraordinary circumstances in which he was placed.
Page 286 - To the other monks were allotted pensions of six, four, or two pounds, with a small sum to each at his departure, to provide for his immediate wants.

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