The Life of Sir Edward Coke, Lord Chief Justice of England in the Reign of James I., with Memoirs of His Contemporaries, Volume 1

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Orr and Smith, 1837

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Page 187 - My lord, out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man hath concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Page 105 - ... my estate is nothing correspondent for the maintenance of this dignity; for my father, dying, left me a younger brother, and nothing to me but my bare annuity. Then, growing to man's estate, and some small practice of the law, I took a wife, by whom I have had many children, the keeping of us all being a great impoverishment to my estate, and the daily living of us all nothing but my daily industry.
Page 160 - I do not hear yet, that you have spoken one word against me ; here is no treason of mine done. If my lord Cobham be a traitor, what is that to me ? Attorney.
Page 157 - I shall not need, my lords, to speak any thing concerning the king, nor of the bounty and sweetness of his nature, whose thoughts are innocent, whose words are full of wisdom and learning, and whose works are full of honour ; although it be a true saying, Nunquam nimis, quod nunquam satis.
Page 34 - ... as he was taking the air in a coach with Dr. Witherborne (a Scotchman, physician to the King) towards Highgate, snow lay on the 1 Commented upon. ground, and it came into my Lord's thoughts why flesh might not be preserved in snow, as in salt.
Page 363 - Remember that Parliaments are altogether in my power for their calling, sitting and dissolution ; therefore as I find the fruits of them good or evil, they are to continue or not to be...
Page 282 - If you take my lord Coke, this will follow ; first your majesty shall put an over-ruling nature into an over-ruling place, which may breed an extreme; next you shall blunt his industries in matter of your finances, which seemeth to aim at another place ; and lastly, popular men are no sure mounters for your majesty's saddle.
Page 87 - Wherefore, Mr Speaker, her Majesty's pleasure is, That if you perceive any idle heads, which will not stick to hazard their own estates, which will meddle with reforming the Church and transforming the Commonwealth, and do exhibit any bills to such purpose, that you receive them not, until they be viewed and considered by those who it is fitter should consider of such things and can better judge of them.
Page 258 - Coke, in the trial of Mrs. Turner, told her that she was guilty of the seven deadly sins: she was a whore, a bawd, a sorcerer, a witch, a Papist, a felon, and a murderer...

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