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" 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... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 127
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The Household of Sir Thomas More

Anne Manning - Christian saints - 1852 - 174 pages
...me as any subject within this realm. Howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee between ourselves, I feel no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head would win him a castle in France, it shoulde not fail to fly off. — Father is graver than he used to be. No wonder. He hath much on his...
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The Life of Henry the Eighth: And History of the Schism of England

Audin (M., Jean Marie Vincent) - Great Britain - 1852 - 441 pages
...always used to do." " Your mother is right," said More, " don't you perceive that her nose is out of (b) For if my head would win him a castle in France, it would not fail to go. — Roper. (c) Rymer, Fredera. (d) My lord is gone. (e) Was wollt ihr nun thun ? Wullt ihr cuch hinsetzen...
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The Dawning of Genius: Exemplified and Exhibited in the Early Lives of ...

Theodore Alois Buckley - Biography - 1853 - 408 pages
...and I believe he doth as singularly favour me, as any subject in the realm. However, son Roper, I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof; for,...him a castle in France, it would not fail to go." welfare. Henry, who had flattered himself that his chancellor's conscience would gradually become more...
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The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Poets, Philosophers ..., Volume 1

Arthur Thomas Malkin - Biography - 1853
...believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within this realm. However, 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 it should not fail to go." In 1523 he was chosen Speaker of the House of Commons, and displayed great...
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The History of England

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) - Great Britain - 1854 - 196 pages
...the chancellor's neck, and gave his father joy on the favour he was in. " Son Roper," he replied, " I have no cause to be proud thereof ; for if my head would win him a castle in France, it would go." It was now resolved to suppress the monasteries; and Cromwell, with the title of Vicar- General,...
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Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Mrs. S. C. Hall - England - 1854 - 588 pages
...believe, he doth as singularly love me as any subject within the realm ; however, son Roper, I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head should win him a castle in France, it should not fail to go off. ' With the exception of his own family...
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Tales from English History

Great Britain - 1855 - 344 pages
...subject. More acknowledged that his sovereign highly favored him ; " but however, son Roper," added he, '' I have no cause to be proud thereof; for if my head...would win him a castle in France, it would not fail to be struck off!'1 And ere long, the time approached when the fortitude and principles of More were to...
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Our native land, or, Scenes and sketches from British history, by the author ...

British history - 1855
...believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within the realm. However, 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, it should not fail to go." The time came when the truth of these words was proved. On the fall of Wolsey,...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 7

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1855
...believe, he doth as singularly love me as any subject within the realm ; however, son Roper, I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head should win him a castle in France, it should not fail to go off." With the exception of his own family,...
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Evening recreations; or, Samples from the lecture room [by various authors ...

John Hampden Gurney - 1856
...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, it should not fail to go." It would seem that in spite of More's rebuff to Wolsey in the House of Commons...
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