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" To be a King and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it, than it is pleasant to them that bear it. "
The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and ... - Page 354
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Drama - 2006 - 265 pages
...however, a sentiment found in other versions of the Golden Speech. Those versions have her saying, "To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious...that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it."20 Elizabeth may well have come to believe this, at least now and then in a long and exacting reign....
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
...much rejoice that God hath made me to be a queen as to be a queen over so thankful a people. . . . To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasing to them that bear it. For myself I was never so much enticed with the glorious name of a king...
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