The Life of Sir Thomas More, Kt. Lord High Chancellour of England

The Life of Sir Thomas More, Kt. Lord High Chancellour of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1726 edition. Excerpt: ... me, as it may feeme to others for both is it a hard matter to follow with like paces or praises a man of such admirable w it t, prudence, authoritie andsplendour, to whome I may feeme but as the lighting of a candle, when thefunne is downe; and also thesudden and vnexpetfedfall of sa great a man as he was doth terribly putt me in minde that this honour ought not to please me too much, nor the lustre of this glistering seate dazel mine eyes. Wherefore I afcende this seate as a place full of labour and danger, voyde of all folide and true honour s the which by how much the higher it is, by so M much much greater fall I am to se are, as well in refpeff of the verie nature of the thing it seise; as because I am warned by this late fearefull example. And truly I might euen now at this verie first entrancestumble, yea faynte, but that his maiestie's most singular fauour towards me, and all your good wills, which your ioyfull countenance doth teftifye in this most honourable assemblie, doth some what recreate and refresh me otherwise this seate would be no more pleasing to me, then that sword was to Damocles, which hung ouer his head, tyed only by a hay re of a horse's tale, when he had store of delicate fare before him, seated in the chayre of state os Denis the Tirant os Siciiie; this therefore fhalbe alwaies fresh in my minde, this will I haue still before mine eies, that this seate will be honourable, famous, and full ofglorie vnto me, if I shall with care and diligence, fidelitie and wifedome endeauour to doe my du-' tie, and shall perswade myself, that the enioying thereof may chance to be but short & 'vncertaine the one whereof my labour ought to perfourme; the other, my predecefsours example may easily tcache me. All which being so, you may...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513371
  • 9781236513373