The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His Occasional Works: Namely Letters, Speeches, Tracts, State Papers, Memorials, Devices and All Authentic Writings Not Already Printed Among His Philosophical, Literary, Or Professional Works, Volume 5

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1869
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Page 77 - This is the glory of the saints, much like the temporal authority that the Pope challengeth over princes.
Page 69 - Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
Page xiii - Grace offered to the houses, was " an act giving authority to certain Commissioners to review the state of penal laws, to the end that such as are obsolete and snaring may be repealed, and such as are fit to continue and concern one matter may be reduced respectively into one clear form of law.
Page 121 - If you take my lord Hobart, you shall have a judge at the upper end of your council board, and another at the lower end; whereby your majesty will find your prerogative pent; for though there should be emulation between them, yet as legists they will agree in magnifying that wherein they are best; he is no statesman, but an...
Page 121 - ... garden ; but your Majesty's service must not be mortal. Upon this heavy accident I pray your Majesty, in all humbleness and sincerity, to give me leave to use a few words. I must never forget...
Page 121 - ... in chief, and not how, for the passages. I do presume, also, in respect of my father's memory, and that I have been always gracious in the Lower House, I have interest in the gentlemen of England, and shall be able to do some good effect, in rectifying that body of Parliament men, which is
Page 150 - ... presumptions. For certainly there may be an evidence so balanced, as it may have sufficient matter for the conscience of the peers to convict him, and yet leave sufficient matter in the conscience of a king upon the same evidence to pardon his life; because the peers are astringed by necessity either to acquit or condemn ; but grace is free: arid for my part, I think the evidence in this present case will be of such a nature.
Page 121 - ... your majesty's service must not be mortal. Upon this heavy accident, I pray your majesty, in all humbleness and sincerity, to give me leave to use a few words. I must never forget, when I moved your majesty for the attorney's place, it was your own sole act; more than that, Somerset, when he knew your majesty had resolved it, thrust himself into the business for a fee.
Page 161 - IT were good, that after he is come into the Hall, so that he may perceive he must go to trial, and shall be retired into the place appointed, till the court call for him, then the lieutenant...
Page 213 - It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do : good Christians content themselves with his will revealed in his word, so it is presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do this or that ; but rest in that which is the king's revealed will in his law.

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