The Three Chancellors, Or, Sketches of the Lives of William of Wykeham, William of Waynflete, and Sir Thomas More

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Burns and Lambert, 1860 - 147 pages

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Page 62 - But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light.
Page 47 - O God ! methinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they run: How many make the hour full complete; How many hours bring about the day ; How many days will finish up the year; How many years a mortal man may live.
Page 66 - Howbeit, if we have more now than ye shall need, and which can get them other masters, ye may then discharge us of them. But I would not that any man were suddenly sent away, he wot not whither.
Page 31 - in pleading, in hearing, in deciding causes or composing differences, in waiting on some men about business, and on others out of respect, the greatest part of the day is spent on other men's affairs, the remainder of it must be given to my family at home ; so that I can reserve no part of it to myself, that is, to study. I must talk with my wife, and chat with my children, and...
Page 7 - HEnry, by the grace of God, king of England and France, and lord of Ireland, to all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.
Page 23 - I myself, in my youth, have yearly seen, on the eve of St. Bartholomew the apostle, the scholars of divers grammar schools repair unto the church-yard of St. Bartholomew, the priory in Smithfield, where upon a bank boarded about under a tree, some one scholar hath stepped up, and there, hath opposed and answered, till he were by some better scholar overcome and put down : and then the overcomer, taki ng the place, did like as the first; and in the end, the best opposers and answerers had rewards...
Page 47 - So many hours must I take my rest; So many hours must I contemplate; So many hours must I sport myself; So many days my ewes have been with young; So many weeks ere the poor fools will...
Page 66 - Therefore, I pray you be of good cheer, and take all the household with you to church...
Page 34 - Monday afternoon the Queen came to him, and brought my Lord Prince* with her, and then he asked what the prince's name was, and the queen told him Edward ; and then he held up his hands, and thanked God thereof.
Page 113 - And whereas he evermore used before at his departure from his wife and children, whom he tenderly loved, to have them bring him to his boat, and there to kiss them...

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