The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England: From the Earliest Times Till the Reign of King George IV.

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Page 410 - Kingston, 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 46 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Page 177 - Edward, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine, to all those that these present letters shall hear or see, greeting.
Page 240 - England was deprived at once of both these princes, its chief ornament and support: he expired in the sixty-fifth year of his age and the fifty-first of his reign; and the people were then sensible, though too late, of the irreparable loss which they had sustained.
Page 395 - ... and thought she would devise a mean to abate his high port; wherefore, she procured Venus, the insatiate goddess, to be her instrument...
Page 46 - Equity is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure, know what to trust to; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, a chancellor's foot 1 . What an uncertain measure would this be.
Page 454 - 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 we will begin with Lincoln's Inn diet, where many right worshipful and of good years do live full well...
Page 435 - And whether ye think it good y' we so shall do or not, yet I think it were not best sodenlye thus to leave it all up, and to put away our folk of our farme, till we have somewhat advised us thereon. Howbeit if we have more nowe than ye shall neede, and which can get the other maister's, ye may then discharge us of them.
Page 465 - " Yes, sir," quoth Sir Thomas More,
Page 372 - King nothing at all, for he loved nothing worse than to be constrained to do any thing contrary to his royal will and pleasure, and that knew the Almoner very well, having a secret intelligence of the King's natural inclination, and so fast as the other councillors advised the King to leave his pleasures and to attend to the affairs of his realm, so busily did the Almoner persuade him to the contrary, which delighted him much, and caused him to have the greater affection and love for the Almoner.

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