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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 history of England [by J.A. Hessey].

James Augustus Hessey - 1849 - 216 pages
...death was at hand, he spoke gratefully of the king, but added these memorable words : " Had I servedmy God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs." With all his faults, Wolsey was a munificent patron of learning, and upright in his administration...
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Pictorial History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar to the ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1849 - 524 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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Elements of History, Ancient and Modern

Joseph Emerson Worcester - 1849 - 428 pages
...having exclaimed, in the pangs of remorse, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs ! " 15. The separation of England from the Church of Rome was thus begun by the passions of a prince,...
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The Wesley banner and revival record [afterw.] The Wesley banner ..., Volume 2

Samuel Dunn - 1852 - 1074 pages
...t Maater Kingston," exclaimed the Cardinal, "if I had served God aa diligently u I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs;" and then he added, with downcast head, "this is ray just reward." What a judgment upon his own life...
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History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of ...

David Hume - 1849 - 496 pages
...554. 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 1 must receive for my indulgent pains and study, not regarding my...
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History of Great Britain and Ireland

Henry White - 1849 - 550 pages
...age. Shortly before his death he exclaimed, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my gray hairs." The vices of this great minister, his pride, avarice, and tyranny, were conspicuous in his whole career....
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The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Volume 2

Thomas Dick - 1850 - 520 pages
...with anguish, in the midst of his disgrace, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." In like manner, many a one at the hour of dissolution will have to exclaim, "If I had been аз anxious...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4

John Gorton - 1851 - 690 pages
...however combining with mental dietress, he was obliged to stop at Leicester, where he was honourably received at the abbey. His disorder increasing, a...served my king, he would not have given me over in my grey haire." There has been considerable disposition in later writers to advance the character of this...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 1

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - 1857 - 56 pages
...arrest him, found him near his end ; when, in great anguish of mind, he exclaimed to the officer, " Had I but served God as diligently as I have served...he would not have given me over in my gray hairs." With similar mental agony Queen Elizabeth is related to have exclaimed on her deathbed, " Time, time!...
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The Monthly Christian spectator, Volume 1

1851 - 808 pages
...man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul' — ' V I had served my God as diligently as 1 have served my king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.' Wretched Wolsey ! peace seemed to be banished from his death-bed. There was no expression...
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