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" Pr'ythee, lead me in : There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny : 'tis the king's : my robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king,... "
The first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader - Page 269
by James Stuart Laurie - 1863
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - Orators - 1832 - 462 pages
...any, on the parish ! How forcibly does it remind us of that pathetic exclamation of Wolsey : — " O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God, with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not, in mine age, Have left me naked to my enemies !" Is it in reference to...
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Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ...

Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
...fall'st, Oh Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr. Serve the king ; And — prithee, lead me in ; There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny...king's. My robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I now dare call my own. Oh Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - Oratory - 1833 - 216 pages
...thou fall'st, O Cromwell! Thou fall'st a blessed martyr! Serve the king And prithee lead me in There, take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny,...'tis the king's. My robe, And my integrity to Heaven, are all I dare now call my own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I...
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Richard III. Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida. Timon of Athens. Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 1836
...blessed martyr. Serve the king : And, Pr'ythee, lead me in : There take an inventory of all I have,1 To the last penny : 'tis the king's : my robe, And my integrity to Heaven, is all I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volume 60

Languages, Modern - 1878
...your father's Stands. 3 Henry VI. H, 6. Declare the cause my fathr lost bis head. l Henry VI. H, 5. Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not have left nie. Henry VIII. in, 2. Äs well appears by the cause you come. Rieh. II. I, 1. If the English...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr. Serve the king; And — prithee, lead me in: There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny:...And my integrity to heaven is all I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell! Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would...
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Rasikapriya Of Keshavadasa

K.P. Bahadur - 1990 - 386 pages
...repent for having fallen prey to greed. This recalls the famous words of Cardinal Wolsey, 'If I had served my god with half the zeal I served my king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs. We cannot however take seriously Deva's remark in his book that...
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Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism

Jonathan Dollimore, Alan Sinfield - Authority in literature - 1994 - 295 pages
...acknowledging Henry as the source of all earthly power: Serve the King, and — prithee lead me in. There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny,...integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call my own. ( II1.ii.450-4) This is the triumph of the hagiographical theme: to locate the essence of the fully...
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The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller's Approach to the Spiritual Journey

William J. Bausch - Religion - 1999 - 311 pages
...rise in, A sure and safe one, 'though thy master missed it....' There take an inventory of all that I have, To the last penny, 'tis the king's. My robe...Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I serve my king, He would not, in mine age, Have left me naked to mine enemies." The worldly cardinal:...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...fall'st, 0 Cromwell, Thou fall ' st a blessed martyr . 450 Serve the King. And prithee, lead me in; There take an inventory of all I have : To the last penny...And my integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call mine own . O Cromwell, Cromwell, 455 Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He...
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