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Стр. 345 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Стр. 276 - He wrote a book in Latin against the principles of 'Luther — a performance which, if allowance be made for the subject and the age, does no discredit to his capacity. He sent a copy of it to Leo, who received so magnificent a present with great testimony of regard, and conferred on him the title of Defender of the faith, an appellation still retained by the kings of England.
Стр. 37 - Queen Margaret and her son were taken prisoners and brought to the King, who asked the Prince, after an insulting manner, how he dared to invade his dominions. The young Prince, more mindful of his high birth than of his present fortune, replied that he came thither to claim his just inheritance. The ungenerous Edward, insensible to pity, struck him on the face with his gauntlet...
Стр. 287 - And laying his hand on Montague's head, who was then on his knees before him, Get my bill passed by to-morrow, or else to-morrow this head of yours shall be off.
Стр. 223 - Brussels, was surprised in less than three days after, to see Wolsey present himself before him ; and supposing that he had protracted his departure, he began to reprove him for the dilatory execution of his orders.
Стр. 20 - There is no part of English history since the Conquest so obscure, so uncertain, so little authentic or consistent, as that of the wars between the two roses...
Стр. 180 - Neither did they, towards the end, observe so much as the half-face of justice, in proceeding by indictment ; but sent forth their precepts to attach men and convent them before themselves, and some others, at their private houses, in a "court of commission...
Стр. 169 - The prior was thought an holy man, and much reverenced in those days. He came to the king, and besought the king for Perkin's life only, leaving him otherwise to the king's discretion.
Стр. 225 - ... advancement of his affairs than they promoted it by the knowledge which age and practice had conferred upon them ; that while he thought proper to pass his time in those pleasures to which his age and royal fortune invited him, and in those studies which would in time enable him to sway the sceptre with absolute authority, his best system of government would be to intrust his authority into the hands of some one person, who was the creature of his will, and who could entertain no view but that...
Стр. 21 - ... this profound darkness falls upon us just on the eve of the restoration of letters, and when the art of printing was already known in Europe. All we can distinguish with certainty through the deep cloud which covers that period, is a scene of horror and bloodshed, savage manners, arbitrary executions, and treacherous, dishonorable conduct in all parties.