Wolsey, the Cardinal, and His Times: Courtly, Political, and Ecclesiastical

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Sherwood, Jones, 1824 - Cardinals - 590 pages

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Page 10 - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading ; Lofty and sour to them that lov'd him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer $ And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin), yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely.
Page 578 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive for my indulgent pains and study, not regarding my service to God, but only to my prince.
Page 577 - He is a prince of a most royal carriage, and hath a princely heart; and rather than he will miss or want any part of his will, he will endanger the one half of his kingdom.
Page 287 - And for my part, as I take God to record, I am more joyous thereof, than if it had fortuned upon my person, knowing his excellent qualitys, most meet for the same ; and how great and sure a friend your grace and the emperor be like to have of him, and I so good a father...
Page 159 - I thought after) upon some pretty proper way to bring it in withal, at the last, for lack of a better (lest he should have letted the matter too long) he brought it even bluntly forth, and asked us all that sat at his board's end (for at his own...
Page 272 - Would to God you had been at Rome, Master More, when I made you Speaker!
Page 441 - Which was the strangest and newest sight and device that ever was read or heard in any history or chronicle in any region ; that a king and a queen [should] be convented and constrained by process compellatory to appear in any court as common persons, within their own realm or dominion, to abide the judgment and decrees of their own subjects, having the royal diadem and prerogative thereof.
Page 585 - Three may keep counsel, if two be away; and if I thought that my cap knew my counsel, I would cast it into the fire and burn it.
Page 448 - I am an old man, both sick and impotent, looking daily for death. What should it then avail me to put my soul in the danger of God's displeasure, to my utter damnation, for the favour of any prince or high estate in this world? My...
Page 577 - I do assure you, that I have often kneeled before him, sometimes three hours together, to persuade him from his will and appetite; but could not prevail...

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