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" EJward, by his knowledge of languages and other courtly accomplishments, that the king pronounced him to be the "goodliest knight he had ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Europe;" adding that, " if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 406
by Irishman - 1841
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Peerage of England, Volume 9

Arthur Collins - 1812
...finest gentleman in Christendom; and that if good breeding, nurture, and liberal • Lo<Jg-. t id. i id. qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in John, Earl of Ortnond." He was a perfect master of all the languages of Europe; and there was scarce a Court in it,...
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The History of Ireland: Commencing with Its Earliest Period, to ..., Volume 1

Thomas Moore - Ireland - 1843
...he had ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Europe;" adding that, " if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in John, earl of Ormond."} Encouraged by the favour thus shown to the head of their house, the faction of the Butlers again appeared...
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Southey's Common-place Book: Special collections

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1849
...knight he ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Christendom, and that if good breeding, nurture and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in him." It was the custom for the younger sons of the nobility to take their fathers' titles for their...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 1

James Roderick O'Flanagan - Judges - 1870
...was so accomplished and well-bred, that King Edward IV. is reported to have said, ' if good-breeding and liberal qualities were lost in the world they might all be found in the Earl of Ormond.' The history of Ireland bears constant evidence of the deeds of the Butlers, long...
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A Compendium of Irish Biography: Comprising Sketches of Distinguished ...

Alfred Webb - Ireland - 1878 - 598 pages
...knight he ever beheld,and the finest gentleman in Christendom ; and that if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in the Earl of Ormond." He was accounted master of all the European languages, and there was scarce a...
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Tit-bits from All the Most Interesting Books, Periodicals and ..., Volume 1

Celebrities - 1881
...Cain." KINO EDWARD VI. once paid the Earl of Ormonde the following great compliment : " If good breeding and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in the Earl of Ormonde." SAYS one of our best practical astronomers : " While I was journeying from London...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 8

Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1886
...knight he ever beheld and the finest gentleman in Christendom ; and that if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in John, earl of Ormonde.' He had a thorough mastery of every European language, and had been an ambassador to nearly...
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Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volume 50, Issue 1

Archaeology - 1887
...goodliest knight he ever beheld, and the finest gentleman in Christendom, and if good breeding, nurture, and liberal qualities were lost in the world they might all be found in John Earl of Ormond." Frequently sent as ambassador to foreign courts, he acquired the knowledge of European languages, and...
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Chronicles of the County Wexford: Being a Record of Memorable Incidents ...

George Griffiths (of County Wexford.) - Wexford (Ireland : County) - 1890 - 478 pages
...gentlemen of the age in which he lived, and Edward IV. is reported to have said, that " if good breeding1 and liberal qualities were lost in the world, they might all be found in the Earl of Ormond." At the Parliament which sat in Weiford in 1463, a statute was passed in these...
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