The tower, the temple, and the minster: historical and biographical associations of the Tower of London, St. Paul's cathedral, and Westminster abbey

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Page 152 - When I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
Page 140 - English kings without a head ; and upon giving us to know that the head, which was of beaten silver, had been stolen away several years since, " Some Whig, I'll warrant you...
Page 37 - Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences. Wash me throughly from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my faults : and my sin is ever before me.
Page 151 - WHEN I am in a serious humour, I very often walk by myself in Westminster Abbey ; "where the gloominess of the place, and the use to which it is applied, with the solemnity of the building, and the condition oT the people who lie in it, are apt to fill the mind with a kind of melancholy, or rather thoughtfulness that is not disagreeable.
Page 71 - Irenicon.' I think he has unanswerably proved that ' neither Christ nor his apostles prescribe any particular form of Church government, and that the plea of divine right for diocesan episcopacy was never heard of in the primitive Church.
Page 146 - Crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore, And dead, as living, ever him ador'd : Upon his shield the like was also scor'd, For soveraine hope which in his helpe he had.
Page 120 - THE high court of parliament ,• which is the supreme court in the kingdom, not only for the making, but also for the execution of laws ; by the trial of great and enormous offenders, whether lords or commoners, in the method of parliamentary impeachment. As for acts of parliament to attaint particular persons of treason or felony, or to inflict pains and penalties, beyond or contrary to the common law, to serve a special purpose, I speak not of them ; being to all intents and purposes new laws,...
Page 130 - Dr. Busby ! a great man ! he whipped my grandfather ; a very great man ! I should have gone to him myself, if I had not been a blockhead : a very great man !' " We were immediately conducted into the little chapel on the right hand.
Page 121 - My Lord Coningsby, who spoke after the bishop, and always spoke in a passion, desired the House to remark, " that one of the Right Reverends hud set himself forth as a prophet; but for his part he did not know what prophet to liken him to, unless to that...
Page 136 - Laud be to God ! — even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land. — But bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.

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