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

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Mrs. Hardcastle (Mary Scarlett Campbell)
J. Murray, 1845

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Страница 531 - a learned man. May he continue Long in his Highness' favour, and do justice For truth's sake, and his conscience; that his bones, When he has run his course, and sleeps in blessings, May have a tomb of orphans' tears wept on 'cm.
Страница 12 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants : it is always unknown ; it is different indifferent 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.
Страница 339 - Lord Cardinal, if thou think'st on Heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope ! — He dies and makes no sign." And the agony of his despair is, if possible, made more dreadful by the lofty conception and successful execution of the scene in the masterpiece of Reynolds. But volumes have been written to prove that his life was
Страница 413 - I do beseech you, send for some of them. " Ely. Marry, and will, my Lord, with all my heart. * * • * Where is my Lord Protector? I have sent For these strawberries. " Hast. His Grace looks cheerfully and smooth this morning : There's some conceit or other likes him well When he doth bid
Страница 12 - a. chancellor's foot.' What an uncertain measure would this be? One chancellor has a long foot; another, a short foot; a third, an indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience."—Table Talk.
Страница 491 - that, without the knowledge Either of King or Council, when you went Ambassador to the Emperor, you made bold To carry into Flanders the Great Seal.— That, out of mere ambition, you have caus'd Your holy hat to be stamp'd on the King's coin.
Страница 350 - Plantagenet. Let him that is a true born gentleman And stands upon the honour of his birth, If he suppose that I have pleaded truth From oft" this brier pluck a white rose with me.
Страница 526 - 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.
Страница 456 - The King, perceiving the Cardinal so deceived in his estimation and choice, could not forbear laughing, but plucked down his visor, and Master Neville's also, and dashed out with such a pleasant countenance and cheer, that all noble estates there assembled, seeing the King to be there amongst them, rejoiced very much.
Страница 437 - who must have conversed with persons who well recollected the Cardinal, puts these words into the mouth of Buckingham: — " This butcher's cur is venom-mouth'd, and I Have not the power to muzzle him." His origin from the " boucher's stall" is distinctly averred in the contemporary satire of " Mayster Skelton, poete laureate