Letters, continued. Letters, speeches, charges, advices, etc. first pub. by Dr. Birch in one volume in octavo in 1763

F. C. and J. Rivington, 1819

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Pàgina 351 - And it appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control acts of parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void ; for when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void ; and therefore in 8 E 330 ab Thomas Tregor's case on the statutes of W.
Pàgina 5 - Mr. Bacon, if you have any tooth against me, pluck it out ; for it will do you more hurt than all the teeth in your head will do you good.
Pàgina 304 - I send your highness, in all humbleness, my book of Advancement of Learning, translated into Latin, but so enlarged as it may go for a new work. It is a book, I think, will live, and be a citizen of the world, as English books are not.
Pàgina 5 - ... and other such strange light terms he gave me, with that insulting which cannot be expressed. " Herewith stirred, yet I said no more but this : ' Mr. Attorney, do not depress me so far ; for I have been your better, and may be again, when it please the queen.
Pàgina 12 - Tacitus will be a prophet, magis alii homines quam alii mores. I know mine own heart, and I know not whether God that hath touched my heart with the affection may not touch your royal heart to discern it. Howsoever, I shall at least go on honestly in mine ordinary course, and supply the rest in prayers for you, remaining, &c.
Pàgina 4 - More, a relapsed recusant, a fugitive, and a practising traitor ; and showed better matter for the queen against the discharge by plea, which is ever with a salvo jure. And this I did in as gentle and reasonable terms as might be. Mr. Attorney kindled at it, and said, "Mr. Bacon, if you have...
Pàgina 85 - ... presence ; for I never received your majesty's express pleasure in it. If your majesty resolve of Montagu* as I conceive and wish, it is very material, as these times are, that your majesty have some care, that the recorder succeeding be a temperate and discreet man, and assured to your majesty's service. If your majesty, without too much harshness, can continue the place within your own servants, it is best : if not, the man, upon whom the choice is like to fall, which is Coventry,-^ I hold...
Pàgina 245 - I live upon the sword point of a sharp air, endangered if I go abroad, dulled if I stay within, solitary and comfortless without company, banished from all opportunities to treat with any to do myself good, and to help out any wrecks ; and that, which is one of my greatest griefs, my wife, that hath been no partaker of my offending, must be partaker of this misery of my restraint.
Pàgina 112 - I ever said unto your Majesty. And again, I know he hath the best tutor in Europe. But yet I was afraid that the height of his fortune might make him too secure, and, as the proverb is, a looker on seeth more than a gamester.

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