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" ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. "
Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature ... - Page 237
edited by - 1833
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Sermons preach'd before the University of Oxford: or before the ..., Volume 2

Edward Maynard - 1724 - 416 pages
...Fatal Miftake with a broken Heart, Had I but ferv'd my Godt ( fays he,) as diligently as 1 have ferved my King, he would not have given me over in my Gray Hairs. But this is my juft Reward that I mtift receive, for my not regarding my Service to God, but only to...
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The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and ..., Volume 2

William Russell - 1802 - 512 pages
...bed, whence he never rose more. " O had I but served my God," cried he, a little before he expired, " as diligently as I have served my king, he would " not have deserted me in my grey hairs8." His treason, indeed, seems rather to have been against the people than...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 196

1902 - 642 pages
...laid low, and the thought already in his mind to which he later gave utterance : 'Had I but served my God as diligently as I have served ' my king, He would not have given me over in my ' grey hairs; ' of Henry VIII. entering upon possession of the palace he had robbed from the Church...
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The history of Great Britain, from the first invasion of it by ..., Volume 11

Robert Henry - 1806 - 550 pages
...Kingfton, among other things, he faid, " Had I but ferved God as diligently as I have " ferved the king, he would not have given me " over in my gray hairs. But this is the juft re" ward that I muft receive for my diligent pains " and ftudy, not regarding...
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The History of England: From the Earliest Times to the Death of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1810 - 332 pages
...his w-ill and appetite, but could notprevail. Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king,- he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is the just reward that Imust receive for my indulgent pains and study; not regarding my servicesto...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to the ..., Volume 3

David Hume - 1810
...and appetite ; but could not prevail: Had " I but served God as diligently as I have served the *' king, he would not have given me over in my gray " hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive " for my indulgent pains and study, not regarding my...
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Ancient Reliques: Or, Delineations of Monastic, Castellated ..., Volume 1

James Storer, John Greig - 1812 - 218 pages
...occasioned by anxiety and fatigue, leaving bebind him this admonitory expression — " If I had served my God as diligently as I have served my king, he would not have given me over to my enemies." He was buried in the abbey church of Leicester, though the exact spot is now unknown....
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Ancient reliques; or, Delineations of monastic, castellated ..., Volume 1

Ancient relics - 1812 - 214 pages
...occasioned by anxiety and fatigue, leaving behind him this admonitory expression — " If I had served my God as diligently as I have served my king, he would not have given me over to my enemies." He was buried in the abbey church of Leicester, though the exact spot is now unknown....
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 4

Elegant extracts - 1812 - 312 pages
...will and appetite ; but could not prevail. Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive for my indulgent pains and study, not regarding my...
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The Flowers of Modern History: Comprehending on a New Plan, the Most ...

John Adams - 1813 - 324 pages
...bed, whence he never rose more. " Had I but served my God," cried he, a little before he expired, " as diligently as I have served my king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." His treason, indeed, seems rather to have been against the people than the prince, or even the state....
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