Whereof I marvel that my Lord hath not written them , ne what hath moved him so
to do , ne what cause he had at that time ; but I suppose that some fair lady hath
desired him to leave it out of his book ; or else he was amorous on some noble ...
... that no man strong or mighty to labour ought to be idle ; for which cause when I
had performed and accomplished divers works and histories translated out of
French into English at the request of certain lords , ladies , and gentlemen , as the
And the cause is that there is almost none that intendeth to the common weal ,
but only every man for his singular profit . Oh ! when I remember the noble
Romans , that for the common weal of the city of Rome they spent not only their ...
... when I remember this I am all abashed ; I cannot judge the cause , but fairer ne
wiser ne better spoken children in their youth be nowhere than there be in
London , but at their full ripening there is no kernel ne good corn found , but chaff
I well know with what atrocious insinuations your ears have been filled by them ,
in order to render our cause most odious in your esteem ; but your clemency
should lead you to consider that , if accusation be accounted a sufficient
evidence of ...
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