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" Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues : be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's : then, if thou fall'st, O Cromwell ! Thou fall'st a blessed martyr. "
King Henry VIII. Coriolanus - Page 92
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1832
...thou fallest, O Cromwell, Thou fallest a blessed martyr. Serve the king ; And, pr'ythee, lead me in There take an inventory of all I have ; To the last...And my integrity to Heaven, is all I dare now call my own. O Cromwell ! Cromwell ! Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - Orators - 1832 - 462 pages
...it remind us of that pathetic exclamation of Wolsey : — " O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God, with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not, in mine age, Have left me naked to my enemies !" Is it in reference to the warm and generous state of Virginia,...
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Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ...

Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
...fall'st, Oh Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr. Serve the king ; And — prithee, lead me in ; There take an inventory of all I have, To the last...king's. My robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I now dare call my own. Oh Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - Oratory - 1833 - 216 pages
...then, if thou fall'st, O Cromwell! Thou fall'st a blessed martyr! Serve the king And prithee lead me in There, take an inventory of all I have, To the last...'tis the king's. My robe, And my integrity to Heaven, are all I dare now call my own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 147

English literature - 1879
...or imprudence. The Comte's fine qualities were dashed by others which are fatal * ' Had I but served my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to my enemies.' Shakspeare, King Henry VIH. to to success in life. He was rash,...
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Just a Country Lawyer: A Biography of Senator Sam Ervin

Paul R. Clancy - Biography & Autobiography - 1974 - 310 pages
...lunchtime instead of half a century earlier. Cardinal Wolsey could have been speaking of Nixon when he said Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. Ervin always had a bit of folklore, a story, a line of poetry,...
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The Senate Watergate Report: The Final Report of the Senate Select Committee ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities - Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 - 1974
...their misdeeds, we acquire a new awareness of the significance of Cardinal Wolsey's poignant lament: "Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies." The Antidote for Future Water gates Is there an antidote which...
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All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - Religion - 1988 - 368 pages
...God" (Psalm 40:8; John 8: 29; Hebrews 10:9). In King Henry VIII, Shakespeare makes Cardinal Wolsey say Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. Our blessed Lord served God with all His xeal, and was never...
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All the Apostles of the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - Religion - 1988 - 288 pages
...disappointed servant of the crown, whom Shakespeare depicts for us in King Henry VIII: Had I but served my God with half the zeal I serv'd my King, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. If the defect rather than the excess of zeal is our shortcoming,...
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Shakespeare on the American Stage: From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlowe

Charles Harlen Shattuck - Performing Arts - 1976 - 339 pages
...elocution was "beautifully simple" until he came to the lines at the end of the Farewell Scene: О Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king. He would not in mine age Have left me naked ю mine enemies. "This he delivers in his worst manner—or his best. Which...
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