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... the daughters of Sir Anthony Cook , unto whom the erudition of King Edward
the Sixth had been committed ; a choice lady , and eminent for piety , virtue , and
learning , being exquisitely skilled , for a woman , in the Greek and Latin tongues
... already printed in his lordship ' s Miscellany Works . There is a commemoration
due as well to his abilities and virtues as to the course of his life . Those abilities
which commonly go single in other men , though of prime and observable parts ...
... but his Christian virtues . His fame is greater and sounds louder in foreign parts
abroad than at home in his own nation ; thereby verifying that divine sentence , A
prophet is not without honor , save in his own country , and in his own house .
... but with the observant eye of duty and admiration ; leaving aside the other
parts of your virtue and fortune , I have been ... with an extreme wonder at those
your virtues and faculties which the philosophers call intellectual : 20 the
largeness of ...
Francis Bacon Albert Stanburrough Cook. in your civil estate there appeareth to
be an emulation and contention of Your Majesty ' s virtue with your fortune : — a
virtuous disposition with a fortunate regiment ; a virtuous expectation , when time
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