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The last five years of his life , being withdrawn from civil affairs and from an active
life , he employed wholly in contemplation and studies — a thing whereof his
lordship would often speak during his active life , as if he affected to die in the ...
enrichments and enlargements ; Counsels Civil and Moral , or his book of Essays
, likewise enriched and enlarged ; the Conversion of Certain Psalms into English
Verse ; the translation into Latin of the History of King Henry the Seventh , of ...
And in civil business , as he was Counselor of Estate , he had the best way of
advising — not engaging his master in any precipitate or grievous courses , but in
moderate and fair proceedings : the King whom he served giving him this ...
... governed the common law , who had always lived in the crowd and borne the
greatest burden of civil business , should yet find leisure enough for these retired
studies to excel all those men who separate themselves for this very purpose ?
... and yet streaming and branching itself into nature ' s order , full of facility and
felicity , imitating none and inimitable by any . And as 1 Augusto profluens , et
qua principem deceret , eloquentia fuit . in your civil estate there appeareth to be
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