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Page 64 - I FIRST adventure, with fool-hardy might, To tread the steps of perilous despite. I first adventure, follow me who list, And be the second English satirist.
Page 65 - I had with some great Lords concerning these particulars, it would be too long to report : only this ; under how dark a cloud I was hereupon I was so sensible, that I plainly told the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, that rather than I would be obnoxious to those slanderous tongues of his misinformers, I would cast up my rochet.
Page 118 - ... twice over, for the hours. In the centre is fixed a semi-globe, representing the earth, round which a smaller ball, the moon, painted half white and half black, revolves monthly, and, by turning upon its axis, shews the varying phases of the luminary which it represents.
Page 71 - Bishop of Winchester : hys Majesty graciously accepted, owned and adopted it as hys sense and genius ; not only with great approbation, but admiration: hee kept it with hym, and though hys cruel Murtherers went on to perfect his...
Page 5 - ... Hereford; where they met; but ere there was a spear thrown the English people fled, because they were on horses. The enemy then made a great slaughter there — about four hundred or five hundred men; they on the other side none. They went then to the town, and burned it utterly; and the large minster 1 also which the worthy Bishop Athelstan had caused to be built, that they plundered and bereft of relic and of reef, and of all things whatever; and the people they slew, and led some away. Then...
Page 70 - As for your owne particular, he desires you not to be discouraged at the poverty of your bishoprick at present ; and if that answer not the expectation of what was promised you, His Majesty will take you so particularly into his care, that he bids me assure you, that you shall have no cause to remember Booking."* These remarkable words by no means imply that Gauden did not then believe that the nature of his "extraordinary service" had been before known to the King.
Page 71 - Lordship's favor, find the fruits as to somthing extraordinary, since the service was soe : not as to what was known to the world under my name, in order to vindicate the Crowne and the Church, but what goes under the late blessed King's name, * the eiK^iv or portraiture of hys Majesty in hys solitudes and sufferings.
Page 18 - Godwin, he was buried in the cemetery " under a simple and broken marble stone," in a spot which, " by the sithence enlarging of his church, is now within the south tower of the same2*." The fact, however, is disputed ; the old manuscript, still remaining in the Bodleian Library, expressly stating that he was interred in the crypt— " Sepultus est in crypta ecclesiae.
Page 28 - Latin poetry." (i. clxiii.) Wright (i. 402) designates him " the best of our mediaeval Anglo- Latin poets"; while Fuller (i. 274), alludes to him as " a golden Pott in a leaden age, so terse and elegant were his conceipts and expressions." The only adverse critic appears to be H. Morley, who somewhat sneeringly remarks of him, " He wants also, and will always want, readers. Having Homer, we can spare Joseph of Exeter upon the Trojan war.