Letters, Speeches, Charges, Advises, &c: Supplement (16 p.) appended

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A. Millar, 1763 - 396 pages
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Page 263 - Your lordship spoke of purgatory. I am now in it ; but my mind is in a calm, for my fortune is not my felicity ; I know I have clean hands, and a clean heart ; and I hope a clean house for friends or servants.
Page 30 - I will be ready as a chessman, to be wherever your majesty's royal hand shall set me. Your majesty will bear me witness, I have not suddenly opened myself thus far. I have looked on upon others. I see the exceptions; I see the distractions; and I fear Tacitus will be a prophet, magis alii homines, quam alii mores.
Page 22 - Mr. Bacon, if you have any tooth against me, pluck it out; for it will do you more hurt, than all the teeth in your head will do you good.
Page 23 - ... and other such strange light terms he gave me, with that insulting which cannot be expressed. Herewith stirred, yet I said no more but this: "Mr. Attorney, do not depress me so far; for I have been your better, and may be again, when it please the Queen.
Page 28 - But if I should praise him in propriety, I should say that he was a fit man to keep things from growing worse but no very fit man to reduce things to be much better.
Page 136 - But whereas you talk of the riot and violence committed by him, we wonder you make no mention of the riot and violence of them that stole away his daughter, which was the first ground of all that noise as we said before.
Page 268 - And of this, my heart tells. me, I am innocent; that I had no bribe or reward in my eye or thought, when I pronounced any sentence or order. The second is a neglect in the judge to inform himself, whether the cause be fully at an end, or no, what time he receives the gift ; but takes it upon the credit of the party, that all is done ; or otherwise omits to inquire.
Page 23 - With this he spake, neither I nor himself could tell what, as if he had been born Attorney General ; and in the end bade me not meddle with the Queen's business, but with mine own ; and that I was unsworn, &c.
Page 6 - Shall he exchange the sweet travelling through the universal variety, for one wearisome and endless round or labyrinth ? Let thy master, squire, offer his service to the muses. It is long since they received any into their court. They give alms continually at their gate, that many come to live upon ; but few they have ever admitted into their palace.
Page 98 - Reports, wherein there be many dangerous conceits of his own uttered for law, to the prejudice of his crown, parliament, and subjects ; and to see, whether by this he would in any part redeem his fault. But that his majesty hath failed of the redemption he desired, but hath met with another kind of redemption from him, which he little expected. For as to the Reports, after three months...

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