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" Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. "
A synopsis of English history - Page 212
1869
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 189? - 550 pages
...poem well known now of Rochester Is his mock epitaph written on the door of Charles II. 's bedroom—, Here lies our sovereign lord the king. Whose word...never says a foolish thing, Nor ever does a wise one. Charles (not inferior In wit) declared the epitaph to be true: for his words were his own, his acts...
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contextuerunt tres ...

Shrewsbury (England). Royal School - English poetry - 1801 - 328 pages
...needful to the sacrifice My country asks, harden my soul to shed it ! TALFOURD. King Charles the Second. Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. Amans Patriae. Пa\aíтaтoi вeшv, o"тrep, fjч...
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A select collection of epitaphs and monumental inscriptions, with anecdotes ...

Select collection - 1806
...of his age. To whose pious memory This monument is erected by his lamenting son Samuel Fox, ON KING CHARLES II. Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one. ON THE REV. MR. BE1GHTON, OF EGHAJW, Who was vicar of...
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Memoirs of William Sampson: including particulars of his adventures in ...

William Sampson - History - 1807 - 448 pages
...whose bed his friend and jester, Rochester, inscribed, in his life-time, this ludicrous epitaph.' " Here lies our sovereign Lord the King, •'» ' "...word no man relies on ; ,.*• ' ~ •* " Who never said a foolish thing, « Nor never did a wise one." James //. ONCE more a Romish Monarch— The Irish...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...care. A difTrent cause, says Parson Sly, 883 Written on the Bed-cliamler Door of Charles II ROCHESTER. HERE lies our sovereign lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; He never says a foolish thing, Nor ever does a wise one. To Phyllis. THAT little patch upon your...
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Memoirs of William Sampson: Including Particulars of His Adventures in ...

William Sampson - Europe - 1817 - 432 pages
...jester, Rochester, inscribed, in his Ufc-tiw, this ludicrous epitaph: *. r* •.«•*•.•• i* . .ii '•Here lies our sovereign lord the king> "Whose word no man relies on; •,•Who never said a foolish thing, "Nor never did a wise one." James H. OKCE more a Romish Monarch. The Irish rejoice,...
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Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Charlotte-Augusta of Wales, and of Saxe ...

Thomas Green - Great Britain - 1818 - 576 pages
...admirably drawn by the Earl of Rochester, in the celebrated verse, which was called the King's Epitaph : Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on; Who never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one ! In answer to which, Charles shrewdly admitted that...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1826
...or satire, an instance of which is recorded in the mock epitaph, so well known and so often quoted: Here lies our sovereign lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing. And never did a wise one. There were two principles in his nature which were...
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Converts from Infidelity: Or, Lives of Eminent Individuals who Have ...

Andrew Crichton - Christian biography - 1827 - 4 pages
...or satire, an instance of which is recorded in the mock epitaph, so well known and so often quoted : Here lies our sovereign lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. There were two principles in his nature which were...
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Tales of a Grandfather;: Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. Humbly ...

Sir Walter Scott - Scotland - 1829 - 340 pages
...at his own request, by his witty favourite, the Earl of Rochester, is not more severe than j ust— Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one. After this sketch of the King's character, we must...
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