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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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Waverley Novels: Peveril of the Peak

Sir Walter Scott - 1902
...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.' ' The epitaph ! ' exclaimed Tom ; ' why, I was by when it was made; and it passed for an excellent...
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The Sensational Restoration

H. James Jensen - 1996 - 450 Seiten
...my jealous heart would break Should we live one day asunder. VERSES ATTACHED TO CHARLES H'S CHAMBER Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. UPON DRINKING IN A BOWL Vulcan contrive me such a cup As Nestor us'd of old:...
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Royal Education: Past, Present, and Future

Peter Gordon, Denis Lawton - 1999 - 286 Seiten
...something of a paradox. His character was well summed up in a contemporary epigram: We have a pritty King Whose word no man relies on, Who never said a foolish thing Nor ever did a wise one. JAMES II (1633-1701, ABDICATED 1688) Although, as we have seen, the childhood...
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Wise Words and Quotes

Vernon K. McLellan - 2000 - 296 Seiten
...simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less. PIET HEIN Epitaph to Charles II Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King, Whose word no man relies on, Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. JOHN WILMOT As a man grows older and wiser, he talks less and says more. Caution...
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The Anatomy of Swearing

Ashley Montagu - 2001 - 370 Seiten
...displeasing to God." The Earl of Rochester's epigram on his friend Charles II belongs in a class of its own: Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on: Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. To which Charles replied, "My sayings are my own, my actions are my ministers."...
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The Royal Book of Lists: An Irreverent Romp Through British Royal History ...

Matt Richardson - 2001 - 336 Seiten
...Wilmot, Earl of Rochester wrote the following famous lines in honour of the king: We have a pretty witty king, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing Nor ever did a wise one. 3. GEORGE III (1738-1820) Much of the American Declaration of Independence...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 Seiten
...powerlessness, or even perversity of conduct, is equally proved by the well-known biographies of many men, ' who never said a foolish thing, and never did a wise one.' The essential difference of men who are content to rest in thought, and those who transmute it into...
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Creative Poetry Writing

Jane Spiro - 2004 - 208 Seiten
...side. They can be expressed by phrases such as: Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear IMiltonI Who never said a foolish thing And never did a wise one ( Rochester about Charles II ) Personification happens when something that is not human, or not even...
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