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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... "
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter, Volume 13

1865
...believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within this realm. Howbeit, Sir 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 home-life of More is full of instruction. Erasmus, writing of his household,...
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Tales from English History

Great Britain - 1866 - 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"!" And ere long, the time approached when the fortitude and principles of More were to...
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Catholic World, Volume 108

1919
...estimate of the favor of princes : " I find his Grace my very good lord, indeed . . . howbeit, 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." Not yet had the Grand Turk shown himself...
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A History of English Law, Volume 4

Sir William Searle Holdsworth, Edward Potton - Law - 1924
...congratulated More on the friendliness the king had shown when visiting him at Chelsea, More replied, " 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 wars between us) it should not fail to go." All through his reign he never spared...
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Sir Thomas More: Selections from His English Works and from the Lives of ...

Saint Thomas More - 1924 - 191 pages
...do believe he doth as singularly favour me, as any subject in this realm. Howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee, I have no cause to be proud thereof ; for if my head could win him a castle in France (for then was the war between us), it should not fail 20 to go.' This...
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Two Early Tudor Lives: The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George ...

Richard S. Sylvester, Davis P. Harding - Biography & Autobiography - 1962 - 260 pages
...believe he doth as singularly favor 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 could win him a castle in France (for then was there war between us) it should not fail to go." This...
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The History of King Richard III and Selections from the English and Latin Poems

Thomas More - Biography & Autobiography - 1976 - 168 pages
...son-in-law William Roper, after the latter had remarked on the affection Henry VIII showed him, "I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head could win him a castle in France, It should not fail to go."18 The reality of Tudor Machtpolitik was...
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The Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature, 1500-1800: Infancy ...

Jeanie Watson, Philip McM. Pittman - History - 1989 - 275 pages
...Roper portrays himself as much impressed by such signs of grace and favor. But More responded, "I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head could win him a castle in France (for then was there war between us) it should not fail to go."24 This...
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The Early English Baptists, Volume 1

Benjamin Evans - Religion - 2001 - 304 pages
...a significant view of the irritable temper of the monarch :—" Howbeit, son Roper, I may tell them I have no cause to be proud thereof ; for if my head would win him (Henry) a castle in France, it should not fail to go."—Butler's Memoirs of English Catholics, vol....
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The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People

Oxford Univ Pr - Biography - 2002 - 384 pages
...enjoyed More's company, but More was not deceived by the king's favour. He once said, 'If my head could win him a castle in France, it would not fail to go.' More was also a successful lawyer and scholar, and wrote a popular book called Utopia about an imaginary...
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