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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
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - 1836 - 282 pages
...significant comment on the poor rewards of an inordinate ambition ; " Had I," said he, " but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." After the adjournment of the legatine court Henry, although still determined to effect...
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - 1836 - 278 pages
...significant comment on the poor rewards of an inordinate ambition ; " Had I," said he, " but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." MARRIAGE OF AHNE BOLEYN. 167 After the adjournment of the legatine court Henry, although...
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - 1836 - 278 pages
...significant comment on the poor rewards of an inordinate ambition ; " Had I," said he, " but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me .over in my grey hairs." After the adjournment of the legatine court Henry, although still determined to effect...
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Wells, Exeter, and Worcester

John Britton - 1836 - 442 pages
...last words are reputed to have been these : — " 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 the pains and study that I have had to do him...
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Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1836 - 512 pages
...alittle before he expired to this effect : " 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 I must receive for my indulgent pains and study ; not regarding my service...
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The family history of England, Volume 1

George Robert Gleig - 1836 - 484 pages
...cited as eminently characteristic of the man. " If I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. This is the just reward that I must receive for the pains I have taken to do him service, not regarding...
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pt. I. From the rise of the modern kingdoms to the peace of Westphalia, in 1648

William Russell - 1839 - 582 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 gray hairs."(2) His treason, indeed, seems rather to have been against the people...
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The Second Book of History: Including the Modern History of Europe, Africa ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1840 - 228 pages
...- . - 1 /] "• И keenly felt his ingratitude and desertion. "Had I served my God," said he, "as diligently as I have served my King, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." Thus died this famous Cardinal, than whom few ever attained to so -great a height, or fell i rom it...
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Dr. Goldsmith's abridgment of The history of England, to the death of George ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1840 - 476 pages
...his 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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Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2

Thomas Peregrine Courtenay - 1840 - 354 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. * In...
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