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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 cabinet history of England, an abridgment of the chapters entitled ...

Charles MacFarlane - 1851
...to persuade him from his appetite, and could not prevail. And, Master Kingston, this I will say — had I but served God as diligently as I have served the kimz, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs." The cardinal expired as the clock was striking...
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 1

Biography - 1852
...— words amongst his latest, and almost literally adopted by • the great dramatist, — "If I had served God as diligently as I have served the King, he would not have given me over . in my grey hairs ! " The last reflections of Newton taught him, too, humility ; but a humility...
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How to Remember History: A Method of Memorizing Dates, with a Summary of the ...

Virginia Conser Shaffer - History - 1890 - 143 pages
...that he was dying, and as he reviewed his past life he turned to his attendant and said, mournfully, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." In the days of his prosperity Wolsey was a liberal patron of literature and...
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Lectures and Papers on the History of the Reformation in England and on the ...

Aubrey Lackington Moore - England - 1890 - 525 pages
...weakness of character he displayed. One would gladly believe that the well-known words, " If I had served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs," implied more of self-reproach than of disappointment at the king's ingratitude....
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The Graphic History of the British Empire

William Francis Collier, Walter Scott Dalgleish - Great Britain - 1891 - 803 pages
...lamented his neglect of God's service. To Sir William Kingston, the Constable of the Tower, he said, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Sir Thomas More had already received the chancellorship, and a new ministry...
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A Short History of England, for Young People

Elizabeth Stansbury Kirkland - Great Britain - 1891 - 409 pages
...sick on his way to London, and died at Leicester Abbey (1530). His last recorded words were, "If I had served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." He had lived a selfish and grasping life, and the consciousness of it came...
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Outline of English History, B.C. 55-A.D. 1886

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - Great Britain - 1891 - 523 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.' CHAPTER XVHI. THE LAST PAET OF THE EEION OF HENRY VIII. (1529-1647.) 1. The...
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Sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Israel Smith Clare - World history - 1893
...29, 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." Such was the sad end of the once great and all-powerful Cardinal Wolsey —...
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The Writings of Charles Dickens, Volume 29

Charles Dickens - 1894
...them. He 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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The Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit-world: Opinions ..., Volume 1

John Reynolds Francis - Death - 1894
...I die contented. GENERAL WOLFE — What, do they run already? Then I die happy. CARDINAL WOLSEY — Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. CARDINAL WOLSEY — Father Abbot, I am come to lay my bones among you. THOMAS...
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