The Life of Sir Thomas More

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From the Press of C. Whittingham, for R. Triphook, London, 1822 - Christian saints - 195 pages

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Page 22 - 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 34 - that some of us, as high as we seem to sit upon the mountains treading heretics under our feet like ants, live not the day that we gladly would wish to be at league and composition with them to let them have their churches quietly to themselves, so that they would be contented to let us have ours quietly to ourselves.
Page xviii - His death was of a piece with his life. There was nothing in it new, forced, or affected. He did not look upon the severing of his head from his body as a circumstance that ought to produce any change in the disposition of his mind ; and as he died under a fixed and settled hope of immortality, he thought any unusual degree of sorrow and concern improper...
Page 94 - I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safe up, and for my coming down let me shift for myself.
Page 50 - God's body, God's body, my Lord Chancellor! A parish clerk? A parish clerk? You dishonour the King and his office!
Page 4 - Where, though he was young of years, yet would he at Christmas-tide suddenly sometimes step in among the players, and never studying for the matter, make a part of his own there presently among them — which made the lookers-on more sport than all the players beside.
Page 77 - ... penitential and painful life religiously, and such as have in the world, like worldly wretches (as thy poor father hath done), consumed all their time in pleasure and ease licentiously.
Page 91 - There tarrying his coming, as soon as she saw him, after his blessing upon her knees reverently received, she, hasting towards him, without consideration or care of herself pressing in among the midst of the throng and company of the guard that with halberds and bills went round about him, hastily ran to him, and there openly in the sight of them all, embraced him, and took him about the neck and kissed him.
Page 51 - So that now must we hereafter, if we like to live together, be contented to become contributories together. But, by my counsel, it shall not be best for us to fall to the lowest fare first. "We will not therefore descend to Oxford fare, nor to the fare of New Inn. But...
Page 12 - Whom 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 his liberty began thereupon somewhat to dissemble his nature; and so by little and little from his former accustomed mirth to disuse himself, that he was of them from thenceforth at such seasons no more...

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