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" I can say in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this. "
The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England: Being a Faithful ... - Page 200
by Great Britain. Parliament - 1760
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The History of England: As Well Ecclesiastical as Civil, Volume 13

Rapin de Thoyras (M., Paul) - Great Britain - 1731
...that made the Frame, jhould make it good unto me : I can fay in the Prefence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping Ants upon the...Earth, I would have been glad to have lived under any Wood-fide, to have kept a Flock of Sheep, rather than undertaken fuch a Government as this is ;...
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The Eloquence of the British Senate: Being a Selection of the Best ..., Volume 1

William Hazlitt - Great Britain - 1810
...frame, should make it good unto me. I can say, in the presence of God, in comparison with whom weare but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would...have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a government as this is; but, undertaking it by theadvice and petition of you, I did look that...
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The Eloquence of the British Senate: Being a Selection of the Best ..., Volume 1

William Hazlitt - Orators - 1810
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, 1 would have been glad to have lived under my wood side,...have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a government as this is ; but, undertaking it by theadvice and petition of you, I did look that...
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Diary, of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and ...

Thomas Burton - Great Britain - 1828
...that made the frame, should make it good unto me. I can say, in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...under my wood side, to have kept a flock of sheep, J rather than undertook such a Government as this is, but undertaking it by * See supra, p. 371, note.*...
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Diary of Thomas Burton, Esq., Member in the Parliaments of Oliver ..., Volume 2

Thomas Burton, Guibon Goddard - Great Britain - 1828
...that made the frame, should make it good unto me. I can say, in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...lived under my wood side, to have kept a flock of sheep,j rather than undertook such a Government as this is, but undertaking it by * See supra, p. 311,...
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Sir Thomas More, Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

Robert Southey - Great Britain - 1829 - 868 pages
...this feeling. " I can say in the presence of God," said he in one of his speeches, " in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to " O God ! methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain ; To sit upon a hill, as...
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Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the progress and prospects of society

Robert Southey - Social problems - 1829 - 450 pages
...this feeling. " I can say in the presence of God," said he in one of his speeches, " in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to " O God ! in (-thinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain ; To sit upon a hill,...
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Sir Thomas More: Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of ..., Volume 2

Robert Southey - Social problems - 1831
...this feeling. ' I can say in the presence of ' God,' said he in one of his speeches, ' in comparison of ' whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon...side, to ' have kept a flock of sheep, rather than have undertook such ' a government as this is!' Mr. Towell Rutt (to whom English history is indebted...
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From the breaking out of the Scotch troubles, to the restoration of Charles ...

Friedrich von Raumer - Great Britain - 1837
...the distress and the sad condition of the country. I can say, in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this now is....
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Stanley: Or, The Recollections of a Man of the World, Volume 2

Horace Binney Wallace - 1838
...his speeches, with tears too deep for insincerity ; ' I can say in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the...earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood-side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than have undertook such a go• vernment as this.'...
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