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Page 232 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 181 - I find his Grace my very good Lord indeed, and I believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within this realm ; howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee, I have no cause to be proud thereof ; for if my head would win him a castle in France (for then there was war between us) it should not fail to go.
Page 175 - When this answer was brought, the king said in a great passion, " Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 166 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 29 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona ; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Page 220 - Seeing some about him, he seemed troubled that they were so near, and had heard him ; but with a pleasant countenance, he said he had been praying to God. And soon after, the pangs of death coming upon him, he said to Sir Henry Sidney, who was holding him in his arms, ' I am faint ; Lord have mercy on me, and receive my spirit ;' and so he breathed out his innocent soul.
Page 177 - ... it would be both great grief and some shame also to the eldest to see her younger sister preferred before her in marriage, he then, of a certain pity, framed his fancy toward her, and soon after married her...
Page 181 - When he perceived so much in his talk to delight, that he could not once in a month get leave to go home to his wife and children (whose company he most desired) and to be absent from the Court two days together, but that he should be thither sent for again, he much misliking this restraint of liberty, began thereupon somewhat to dissemble his nature, and so by little and little from his former mirth to disuse himself, that he was of them from thenceforth no more so ordinarily sent for.
Page 187 - Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty.
Page 20 - Martin," was the reply he made, " is a man of very fine genius, and these squabbles are the mere effusions of monastic envy." But his Holiness soon found it necessary to abandon his wit and tone of indifference. The matter was found to be serious. Not only the venders of indulgences cried out against the man who had interrupted their traffic, but even the Emperor, Maximilian I.