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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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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 4

1879
...these shoulders, These ruined pillair, out of pity taken A load would sink a navy, too much honor; O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden, Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. ***** And, when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble, where no mention...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth, Volume 16

William Shakespeare - 1925 - 166 pages
...these shoulders, These ruin'd pillars, out of pity taken A load would sink a navy, too much honour. 384 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. Car. I hope I have : I am able now,...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...his grace, and from these shoulders — These ruined pillars — out of pity taken A load would sink a navy : too much honour . O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden 385 Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. CROMWELL I am glad your grace has made that right use...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 126 pages
...these shoulders, These ruined pillars, out of pity taken A load would sink a navy, too much honor. 0 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. CROMWELL 1 am glad your grace has made that right use of it. WOLSEY I hope I have. I am able...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 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! (in. ii. 378) So he finally gives noble counsel to Cromwell : Say, Wolsey, that once trod the...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...these shoulders, These ruin'd pillars, out of pity taken A load would sink a navy — too much honor. 0 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven! (II. 376-85, emphasis added) Having raised his sights to heaven and having given warning about...
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...these shoulders, These ruined pillars, out of pity, taken 455 A load would sink a navy: too much honor. O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden Too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven. 459. right: proper 460. methinks: it seems to me 463. weak-hearted: fainthearted 465. heaviest:...
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The Globe, Volumes 12-13

William Henry Thorne - 1902
...these shoulders, these ruined pillars, out of pity, taken a load would sink a navy, too much honor; O, 'tis a burden, Cromwell, 'tis a burden, too heavy for a man that hopes for heaven." "There was the weight that pulled me down, O Cromwell, the king has gone beyond me, all my...
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