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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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History of the Christian Church, Volume 2

John Fletcher Hurst - Church history - 1900
...well, Master Kingston," replied Wolsey, " I see the matter against me, how it is framed ; 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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A Short History of England: For School Use

Katharine Coman, Elizabeth Kimball Kendall - Great Britain - 1901 - 424 pages
...offices and wealth. He did not long survive the shock. On his deathbed he cried, " Had I but served my God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Among the few who clung to Wolsey in his fallen fortunes was his secretary,...
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The Last Words (real and Traditional) of Distinguished Men and Women

Frederic Rowland Marvin - Last words - 1902 - 354 pages
...fails to terminate in death." Then follows his message to the King, concluding with, " Had I served my God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." He then continued, for a short time, to give Sir William some advice, concluding...
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Memories of a Red-letter Summer

Eleanor Childs Meehan - Europe - 1903 - 291 pages
...Leicester, and to the monks who met him he said: " I am come to lay my bones among you. Had I but served my God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." In St. Paul's also lies England's other great soldier, Wellington. In Westminster...
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Outline of English History B.C. 55-A.D. 1902

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - Great Britain - 1903 - 564 pages
...treason. At Leicester, on his way to London, he was taken ill and died. ' If I had served God,' he said, ' as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs. CHAPTEE XVIII. THE LAST PART OF THE REIGN OF HENRY VIII. (1529-1547.) 1. The...
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Through England and Scotland by the West Coast Royal Mail Route ...

George Eyre-Todd - England - 1903 - 215 pages
...Mary, died the great Cardinal Wolsey, a broken man, with the words on his lips " Had I but served God as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." And five miles away, at Bradgate Park, the fair, ill-fated Lady Jane Grey was...
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The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative ..., Volume 24

Henry Smith Williams - World History - 1904
...three hours together, to persuade him from his appetite, and could not prevail. And, Master Kingston, 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 just reward for my pains and study, not regarding my service...
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Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Her Friends and Her Foes. A Review of Her Life ...

William Odum - 1904 - 216 pages
...and two days later he died, after uttering the historic words:—" Master Kingston, this I will say, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." Close by the ruins of the Manor House is a detached Lodge or Tower, which some...
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A History of England

Admiral Paschal Stone - Great Britain - 1904 - 266 pages
...But the haughty cardinal soon after fell sick and died, having exclaimed, in the pangs of remorse, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Wolsey was succeeded by Sir Thomas More, a distinguished scholar and public...
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Merrill's English History

George Curry (master Charterhouse School, London.) - 1904
...anguish of mind brought him to the grave, complaining with his dying breath, " Had I but served my God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs. " S The Lord Chancellor who succeeded Wolsey was a very different man. The wisdom,...
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