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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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England in 1685: Being Chapter III of the History of England

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - England - 1905 - 158 pages
...in his last hours have become famous, although in the version of Shakespeare rather than his own : " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." " Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, He would not...
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The Great Events by Famous Historians: A Comprehensive and Readable Account ...

Charles Francis Horne, Rossiter Johnson - Great events by famous historians - 1905 - 440 pages
...lay 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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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 318 pages
...of Beaconsfield] (1804-81)— in a speech in the House of Commons, Feb. 5, 1863. Had I served (my) God as diligently as I have (served) the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. CARDINAL WOLSEY (1471,1530) — to Sir William Kingston, who arrested him. See...
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Life on the Uplands: An Interpretation of the Twenty-third Psalm

John Dolliver Freeman - Bible - 1907 - 139 pages
...Wolsey, staggering in disgrace and disease to the Abbey of Leicester, and moaning on his deathbed, "Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." What a contrast between the twilight of their day and that of Shaftesbury or...
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Life on the Uplands: An Interpretation of the Twenty-third Psalm

John Dolliver Freeman - Bible - 1907 - 139 pages
...Wolsey, staggering in disgrace and disease to the Abbey of Leicester, and moaning on his deathbed, "Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." What a contrast between the twilight of their day and that of Shaftesbury or...
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The Oxford Reformers and English Church Principles: Their Rise, Trial, and ...

George Fox Bridges - England - 1908 - 297 pages
...he said : " Well, well, Master Kingston, 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 grey hairs." " I pray you with all my heart to have me most humbly commended unto his royal...
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Famous Men of Modern Times

John Henry Haaren, Addison B. Poland - Biography - 1909 - 352 pages
...to Sir William Kingston, the chief of the guard, a little while before he died, he said, "If I had served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." The next morning, as the abbey clock was striking eight, he passed away. He...
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A History of England

Allen Clapp Thomas - Great Britain - 1913 - 651 pages
...on his way to the Tower (November 29, 1530). "Ah," he said to the officer who had him in charge, " 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 my study, not regarding my service...
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The Psychology of Maeterlinck: As Shown in His Dramas

Granville Forbes Sturgis - Psychology in literature - 1914 - 257 pages
...we have to act as if we hoped." This is the cry of a dying man who, like Cardinal Wolsey, exclaims, "Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Then Tintagiles, with the wisdom of the child who reflects all the wisdom of...
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Library of World History: Containing a Record of the Human Race ..., Volume 6

World history - 1914
...89, 1530; after addressing the Constable of the Tower in these ever memorable and affecting words : " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." v Such was the sad end of the once great and all-powerful Cardinal Wolsey —...
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