It was a'for our rightfu' king, We left fair Scotland's strand.Robert Burns: 1796 'It was a' for our rightfu' king', stanza1.
The chief defect of Henry King Was chewing little bits of string.(Joseph) Hilaire Pierre Belloc: 1907 Cautionary Tales,'Henry King'.
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.Bible (Old Testament): Ecclesiastes10:20.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying,Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.Bible (NewTestament): St Matthew 2:1-2.
: If we beat the King ninety-nine times, yet he is King still so will his posterity be after him; but if the King beat us once we shall be hanged, and our posterity made slaves. : My Lord, if this be so, why did we take up arms at first? This is against fighting hereafter. If so, let us make peace, be it never so base.Oliver Cromwell: EARLOFMANCHESTEROLIVER CROMWELL1644 Recorded in The Calendar of State Papers,10 Nov.
Upon Saint Crispin's day Fought was this noble fray, Which fame did not delay To England to carry; Oh, when shall English men With such acts fill a pen, Or England breed again Such a King Harry?Michael Drayton: 1606 Of the Battle of Agincourt. Poems Lyrick and Pastorall,'To the Cambro-Britons and Their Harp, His Ballad of Agincourt'.
Forasmuch as there isgreat noise in the city caused by hustling over large balls, from which many evils may arise, which God forbid, we command and forbid on behalf of the King, on pain of imprisonment, such game to be used in the city in future.1314 Royal proclamation, banning football from the streets of London.
Had every Christian in Hitler's Europe followed the example of the king of Denmark and decided to put on the yellow star, there would be today neither despair in the church nor talk of the death of God.1968 Quest for Past and Future.
Mr Creston Clarke played King Lear at theTabor Grand last night. All through five acts of Shakespeare's tragedy he played the king as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.Eugene Field: c.1880 Attributed review in the Denver Post.
Somepunishment seemspreparing fora peoplewhoare so ungratefully abusing the best Constitution and the best king that any nation was ever blessed with.Benjamin Franklin: 1768 Speech in London during the Wilkes riots, May.
Only in America could a Don King happen.Don King: Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990). King adopted 'Only in America'as a catchphrase, billing himself as Don'Only in America' King.
How glorious it would be in the eyes of God and men, if we managed to hunt the Catholics from England, follow them to France, and, like the bold King of Sweden, rouse the Protestants in France, plant our religion in Paris by agreement or force, and go from there to Rome to chase the Antichrist and burn the town whence superstition comes.1643 Said to Lord Hume, Council of Scottish Nobles, Aug.
'My father is deceased.Come,Gaveston, And share the kingdom with thy dearest friend.' Ah, words that make me surfeit with delight! What greater bliss can hap to Gaveston Than live and be the favourite of a king? Sweet prince, I come; these, these thyamorous lines Might have enforced me to have swum from France, And, like Leander, gasped upon the sand, So thou would'st smile, and take me in thy arms.Christopher Marlowe: c.1591 Gaveston is reading a letter from King Edward. Edward II (published1594), act1, sc.1.
My first impression is of a slightly bearded spinster: my second isof Willie King madeup like Philip II: my thirdof some thin little bird, peeking, crooked, reserved, violent and timid. 614Sir Harold Nicolson: 1931 On meeting James Joyce. Diary entry, 30 Jul.
This [Magna Carta] has been forced from the King. It constitutes an insult to the Holy See, a serious weakening of the royal power, a disgrace to the English nation, a danger to all Christendom, since this civil war obstructs the crusade. Thereforewe condemn the charter and forbid the King to keep it, or the barons and their supporters to make him do so, on pain of excommunication.Pope Innocent III originally Lotario de' Conti di Segni: 1215 Papal Bull, 24 Aug.
The consumer, so it is said, is the kingeach is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done.Paul Anthony Samuelson: 1948 Economics.
Carle, now the King's come! Carle, now the King's come! Thou shalt dance, and I will sing, Carle, now the King's come!Sir Walter Scott: 1822 'Carle, Now the King's Come', written in celebration of George IV's visit to Edinburgh.
Every law is a contract between the king and the people and therefore to be kept.john selden: TableTalk (published1689).
An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king.Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1819 'England in1819' (published in1839).
The loathsome mask has fallen, the man remains Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless, Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king Over himself; just, gentle, wise: but man Passionless?no, yet free from guilt or pain, Which were, for his will made or suffered them, Nor yet exempt, though ruling them like slaves, From chance, and death, and mutability, The clogs of that which else might oversoar The loftiest star of unascended heaven, Pinnacled dim in the intense inane.Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1820 Prometheus Unbound, act 3, sc.4, l.193-204.
In the name of the Constitution,Cromwell took up arms, executed the king, dissolved Parliament, imprisoned some, and beheaded others.Joseph originally Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili Stalin: 1934 In conversation with H G Wells, Moscow.
An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy.WilliamThomas Stead: 1886 'Government byJournalism', in the Contemporary Review, May. Collected in A Journalist onJournalism (1892).
The hand that signed the paper felled a city; Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath, Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country; These five kings did a king to death.Dylan Marlais Thomas: 1936 'The HandThat Signed the Paper Felled a City'.
Authority forgets a dying king.Tennyson: 1869 Idylls of the King,'The Passing of Arthur', l.289.
Live pure, speak true, right wrong, follow the King Else, wherefore born?Tennyson: 1872 Idylls of the King,'Gareth and Lynette', l.117-18.