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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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Tales of a Grandfather: History of Scotland

Sir Walter Scott - 1861
...his own request, by his witty favorite, the Earl of Rochester, is not more severe than just : — " Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word...said a foolish thing, A.nd never did a wise one." After this sketch of the King's character, we must return to Scotland, from which we have been absent...
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THE WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY

GRACE AND PHILIP WHARTON - 1861
...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." entertained. " The man," says Evelyn, " had not only a daring, but a villainous unmerciful look, a...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Bände 31-32

1861
...if they wished to emulate their " Merry Monarch," (as characterised by the F-arl of Rochester), - " Whose word no man relies on, Who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one." They were as careless of their health, wealth, time, and intellect as though there were no Beyond to...
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Notes and Queries

1863
...written upon Charles II., as is said, at his own request, by his favourite the Earl of Rochester : — " Here lies our sovereign Lord the King, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." "The matter," Charles wittily replied, "was easily accounted for — his discourse was his own, his...
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Outlines of English history

Evan Daniel - 1863
...him the following epitaph, which, with the exception of the third line, is scarcely overdrawn : — Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word...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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A smaller history of England. (By P. Smith). Ed. by W. Smith. 9th thous

Philip Smith - 1863
...travels again." His character was summed up in a mock epitaph by his boon companion Rochester : — " Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word...never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." " Quite true ! " rejoined the king, "for my words are my own, and my acts are my ministers'." The convention...
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The Home and foreign review [formerly The Rambler]., Band 2

1863
...platitude. His inscription for the chamber of Charles II. is still remembered: " Here lies our mutton-eating king, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one." Sedley was a poet of the same kind. So was the great Dryden ; but his " dexterous sagacity" knew how...
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - 1923 - 696 Seiten
...is James the Sixth of Scotland and the First of England — the king, according to the old waggery, "who never said a foolish thing and never did a wise one." But see Green. The "wanton laird of young Logic" is John Wemyss who plotted against him with the Earl...
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The Twentieth Century, Band 50

1901
...very means of preserving that liberal park scenery whereof Englishmen are so justly proud. The King who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one, is reported to have described trees as natural excrescences of the earth supplied by Providence for...
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The Twentieth Century, Band 53

1903
...our polished rulers, James the First, ' the wisest fool in Christendom,' and Charles the Second, ' who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one,' confirm that people who have filled themselves with undigested learning can talk most wisely in drawing...
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