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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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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 9

1813 - 670 pages
...reciting the Cardinal's well known ex- \ pression, ' Had I served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs—' ' This sentiment seems to be common to fallen ministers. When Samrah, the governor of Bussorah, was...
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The History of Great Britain: From the First Invasion by the ..., Volume 11

Robert Henry - 1814 - 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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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volume 1

Thomas Bayly Howell - 1816 - 786 pages
...Trial*, but that before God, spake to this effect : ' Had I served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs ; but this is my just reward. Notwithstanding, 1 pray ye commend me most humbly to the king, desiring...
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The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne ...: To which are ..., Volume 1

George Horne, William Jones - 1818 - 570 pages
...and service which are due to God. — '. Had I but served God as diligently as I . " have served the king, HE would not have given me " over in my gray hairs." 5. To those, who would win men to religion by hre and faggot, may be applied the remark of the earl...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

1839 - 608 pages
...guard, who attended upon him after his arrest : " If I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs."* It is difficult to account for this arrest on a charge of high treason, precisely at this time.f In...
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Poems on Various Subjects: But Chiefly Moral and Descriptive, with Songs ...

Thomas Edgar - 1822 - 298 pages
...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 hairs."— History of Modern Europe, vol. 2, page 276. A competence not more...
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Hume and Smollett Abridged, and Continued to the Accession of George IV.

David Hume, John Robinson - 1824 - 568 pages
...used the following words to sir William Kingston, constable of the Tower, who had him in custody : " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served...he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Thus died this famous cardinal, whose character seems to have contained as singular a variety as the...
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English stories

Maria Hack - 1825 - 490 pages
...expired, he said to one standing beside him: " If I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. But this is the just reward that I must receive, for not regarding my service to God, but only to satisfy...
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The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of George the Second

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 780 pages
...will and appetite ; hut could not prevail. Had I hut 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 Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 1010 pages
...is copied almost literally from tbe Chronicle. "If I had served God as diligently as I have done the is sweet lady lie not guiltless here Voder some biting er Tbe opposite characters of him given by queen Katharine and Griflith are both derived from the history....
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