Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year ..., Volume 4;Volume 16

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Pedigrees and arms of various families of Lancashire and Cheshire are included in many of the volumes.
 

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Pagina 155 - Good my lord, You have begot me, bred me, loved me : I Return those duties back as are right fit ; Obey you, love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all?
Pagina 45 - It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown. His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this sceptred sway : It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself, And earthly power doth then show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice.
Pagina 161 - Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, My very noble and approved good masters, — That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true ; true, I have married her ; The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech, And little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Pagina 151 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
Pagina 161 - My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful...
Pagina 207 - As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, Neither the sand of the sea measured : So will I multiply the seed of David my servant, And the Levites that minister unto me.
Pagina 169 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end both at the first, and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Pagina 152 - Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.
Pagina 165 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Pagina 156 - Thou'dst meet the bear i' the mouth. When the mind's free The body's delicate; the tempest in my mind Doth from my senses take all feeling else Save what beats there. Filial ingratitude! Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand For lifting food to 't?

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