Archbishop Rotherham, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of Cambridge University: A Sketch of His Life and Environment

Front Cover
J. W. Ruddock, 1901 - 212 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 152 - Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth; Let's choose executors and talk of wills : And yet not so — for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death, And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.
Page 133 - ... to hear the minstrel play, And games and carols closed the busy day. Her wheel at rest, the matron thrills no more With treasured tales and legendary lore. All, all are fled ; nor mirth nor music flows To chase the dreams of innocent repose. All, all are fled ; yet still I linger here ! What secret charms this silent spot endear ? Mark yon old mansion frowning through the trees, Whose hollow turret wooes the whistling breeze.
Page 133 - The mouldering gateway strews the grass-grown court, Once the calm scene of many a simple sport; When all things pleased, for life itself was new, And the heart promised what the fancy drew. See, thro' the fractured pediment revealed, Where moss inlays the rudely sculptured shield, The martin's old, hereditary nest.
Page 72 - Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 12 - Because I was born in the town of Rotherham, and baptized in the parish church of the same town, and so at that same place was born into the world, and also born again by the holy bath flowing from the side of Jesus...
Page 30 - He distributes innumerable straws in various places, with the ends in sight, that he may recall by the mark what his memory cannot retain. These straws, which the stomach of the book never digests, and which nobody takes...
Page 196 - Graybern, provost, and the fellows of the college of Jesus in Rotherham, quit-claim to John Scott and his heirs their interest in Houseley and le Chapell in accordance with a charter thereof made to the said John by the archbishop himself. On Nov. 4th, 1507, John Scott makes Houseley hall over to trustees as part of the jointure of Agnes his wife.
Page 31 - It is not until after a three years' probation, during which time it has been ascertained whether the ' scholar ' be ingenio, capacitate sensus, moribus, conditionibus et scientia, dignus, habilis, et idoneus FOR FURTHER STUDY, that the provost and fellows are empowered to elect him one of their number
Page 30 - ... apply his wet hands, oozing with sweat, to turning over the volumes, then beat the white parchment all over with his dusty gloves, or hunt over the page, line by line, with his fore-finger covered with dirty leather. Then, as the flea bites, the holy book is thrown aside, which, however, is scarcely closed once in a month, and is so swelled with the dust that has fallen into it, that it will not yield to the efforts of the closer.
Page 73 - This carries with it an admission," as Lord C. observes, " that a power of jurisdiction did reside in the chancellor, so long as he did not determine against the common law, nor interfere where the common law furnished a remedy. The king's answer,

Bibliographic information