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" Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. "
A History of England,: From the First Invasion by the Romans to the End of ... - Seite 271
von Mrs. Markham - 1829
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Introduction to English History: School Series

English history - 1859 - 320 Seiten
...guessed the * The witty epitaph in which Buckingham sketched the king's character is well known : " Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." " It is trne," was Charles's ready answer; " for my deeds are my ministers', and my sayings are my...
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Personal Memoirs of Charles the Second: With Sketches of His Court ..., Band 2

John William Clayton - 1859
...inscribe the following on the door of the King's chamber — 1 Memoirs of James II., Vol. ip 454. " Here lies our sovereign Lord, the King, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." Charles exhibited no anger at this censure of his witty courtier. " It is very true," observed he,...
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History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Year Eighteen Hundred and ...

James White - 1860 - 856 Seiten
...accompanied. The witty epigram of his courtier may be quoted in serious faith as his epitaph : — Here lies our sovereign lord, the king, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. LANDMARKS OF CHRONOLOGY. 1660. Restoration of Charles II. — Trial and execution of several of the...
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The Waverley Novels, Band 29

Walter Scott - 1860
...composed at the King's request, who nevertheless resented its poignancy. The lines are well known : — " Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." times — but here is to the little man who shall mend them." " I apprehend you," replied his lordship...
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History of England from the Earliest Times to the Year 1858

James White - 1860 - 856 Seiten
...accompanied. The witty epigram of his courtier may be quoted in serious faith as his epitaph : — Here lies our sovereign lord, the king, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. LANDMARKS OF CHRONOLOGY. 1(>60. Restoration of Charles II. — Trial and execution of several of the...
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The wits and beaux of society, by Grace and Philip Wharton, Band 1

Katherine Thomson - 1860
...bearing and to pardon his attempt. Well might the Earl of Rochester write of Charles — ' Here lies my sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.' Notwithstanding Blood's outrages — the slightest penalty for which in our days would have been penal...
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Outlines of English history [signed J.H.]. 1st [-9th], Band 4

John Hunter (of Uxbridge.) - 1860
...the third line, is scarcely overdrawn : — Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, "Whose word no mao relies on ; "Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. The influence of his example, combined with the reactionary tendencies which always follow a period...
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History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia

Charles Campbell - 1860 - 765 Seiten
...Six days after, all was in the dust." Rochester, in his epigram, described Charles the Second as one Who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one. But it is much easier to discover the foolish things that he did, than the wise things that he said....
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The Parochial (Oxford parochial) magazine [afterw.] The Oxford ..., Band 3

1863
...profligates who disported themselves on the river with " the merry Monarch" Charles II., that King who " Never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one ;" he who would visit the Mall in St. James's Park and play a match with my Lord Buckingham and Rochester,...
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History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia

Charles Campbell - 1860 - 765 Seiten
...Six days after, all was in the dust." Rochester, in his epigram, described Charles the Second as one Who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one. But it is much easier to discover the foolish things that he did, than the wise things that he said....
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