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" Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. I know myself now ; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience. The king has cur'd me, I humbly thank his grace ; and from these shoulders, These ruin'd pillars, out of... "
The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes : Collated with the Oldest Copies ... - Page 368
by William Shakespeare - 1762
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Longman's Magazine, Volume 32

Charles James Longman - English periodicals - 1898
...even think with their thoughts, as it were. He instanced Cardinal Wolsey, and quoted the lines — O ! 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for Heaven, saying, ' So true ! but how could the man know it ? How could he know enough about the cares...
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"The Land We Love": William Ewart Gladstone, a Non-political Tribute

Charles Bullock - 1898 - 138 pages
...laborious investigation and inquiry. During his second Premiership he wrote in his journal : — " Oh ! 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven." The administration of government was to him a religious act. " An honest statesman " will...
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Gems of Genius in Poetry and Art: From the Kings and Queens of Thought : and ...

Frederick Saunders, Minnie K. Davis - American poetry - 1899 - 743 pages
...thank his grace; and from these shoulders, These ruin'd pillars, out of pity, taken A load would sink a navy, too much honour : O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell,...'tis a burden, Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. * # * * Cromwell, I charge thee fling away ambition; By that sin fell the angels; how can...
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Obiter Dicta of Bacon and Shakespeare on Manners, Mind, Morals

Francis Bacon, Mrs. Henry Pott - Conduct of life - 1900 - 303 pages
...grace (who has) from these shoulders, These ruined pillars, out of pity, taken A load that would sink a navy, — too much honour, O 'tis a burden, Cromwell,...'tis a burden, Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven." —Hen. VIII. iii. 2. For the "contrary" side we have (in allusion to learning as riches)...
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The Public School Speaker

Francis Warre Cornish - Literature - 1900 - 570 pages
...thank his grace; and from these shoulders These ruin'd pillars, out of pity taken A load would sink a navy, too much honour : O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven ! Crom. I am glad your grace has made that right use of it. Wol. I hope I have: I am able now,...
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The Vale Shakespeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1903
...shoulders, These ruin'd pillars, out of pity, taken A load would sink a navy, too much honour. Oh, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven ! CROMWELL. I am glad your grace has made that right use of it. WOLSEY. I hope I have: I am...
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The Bible in Shakspeare: A Study of the Relation of the Works of William ...

William Burgess - Bible - 1903 - 288 pages
...i: i. Love and meekness, Become a churchman better than ambition. Hen. VIII. 5: 2. Too much honor : O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. Hen. VIII. j: 2. Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition ; By that sin fell the angels...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 3

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...the relations of the two Houses. 1 See above, ii. p. 241. CHAPTER VIII RETIREMENT FKOM PUBLIC LIFE O, 'TIS a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. Henry VIII. iii. 2. ' POLITICS,' wrote Mr. Gladstone in one of his private memoranda in March...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 3

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...relations of the two Houses. 1 See above, ii. p. 241. CHAPTER VIII RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC LIFE (1894) O, 'TIS a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. Henry VIII. iii. 2. ' POLITICS,' wrote Mr. Gladstone in one of his private memoranda in March...
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The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Volume 3

John Morley - Great Britain - 1903
...relations of the two Houses. 1 See above, ii. p. 241. CHAPTER VIII RETIREMENT FROM PUBLIC LIFE (1894) 0, 'TIS a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. Henry VIII. iii. 2. BOOK ' POLITICS,' wrote Mr. Gladstone in one of his private memo/ - randa...
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