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" Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs. "
History of England, from the Roman invasion to the accession of Queen Victoria i - Page 73
by William Angus (A.M.) - 1837 - 297 pages
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The Queens of England and Their Times: From Matilda, Queen of ..., Volume 1

Francis Lancelott - Queens - 1894
...hours together, to persuade him from his appetite, and could not prevail. And, Master Kyngston, hud 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 my just reward 'for my pains and study, not regarding my service...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 7

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...well, Master Kingston," replied Wolsey, "I see the matter against me, how it is framed ; but if I had served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs. Howbeit, this is the just reward that I must receive for my worldly diligence...
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History of the Christian Church, Volume 3

Henry Clay Sheldon - Church history - 1894
...to the Tower in 1530. " On his deathbed his thoughts still clung to the prince whom he had served. ' Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King,' murmured the dying man, ' He would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is my due reward...
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The Reliquary, Volume 20

Archaeology - 1879
...few hours after, giving utterance to the memorable weirds, " If I had served my God as dilligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my grey haires," he gently passed away. Cavendish concludes the story of his beloved master,...
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The Uncommercial Traveller

Charles Dickens - Great Britain - 1896 - 671 pages
...lle had indeed ; for he was taken to a bed, from which he never rose again. His last words were, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over, in my grey hairs. Howbeit, this is my just reward for my pains and diligence, not regarding my...
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Historical, Bibliographical, and Descriptive Catalogue of the Objects ...

Samuel Longstreth Parrish - Art - 1898 - 193 pages
...sometimes three hours together, to persuade him from his will and appetite ; but could not prevail : 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,...
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England, Volume 2

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1898
...my bones among you." On his death-bed his thoughts still clung to the prince whom he had served. " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king," murmured the dying man, " He would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is my due reward...
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The World's Great Classics: A short history of the English people, by J.R ...

Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne - Literature - 1899
...three hours together, to persuade him from his appetite, and could not prevail. And, Master Knyghton, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is my due reward for my pains and study, not regarding my service to...
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The Shakespearean Plays of Edwin Booth, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1899
...sometimes three hours together, to persuade him from his will and appetite, but could not prevail. 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,...
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Journal

Archaeology - 1900
...the sixtieth year of his age. Before he expired, he said to Knighton, the Constable of the Tower, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." Wolsey died November 28, 1530, and was buried in the Lady Chapel of Leicester...
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