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" May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me... "
Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ... - Page 28
by Edward Latham - 1906 - 318 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 99

English literature - 1856
...members were present. Lenthal, thus suddenly interrogated, answered with singular felicity, ' I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me.' Having again looked round, the King said that he perceived the birds had flown, that he only intended...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 99

English literature - 1856
...members were present. Lenthal, thus suddenly interrogated, answered with singular felicity, ' I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me.' Having again looked round, the King said that he perceived the birds had flown, that he only intended...
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The judges of England, from the time of the Conquest, Volume 6

Edward Foss - 1857
...where they were ? " the speaker, falling on his knees, replied, " May it please your majesty ; I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place,...house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and humbly beg your majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your...
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The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, and ..., Volume 6

Edward Foss - Courts - 1857
...where they were?" the speaker, falling on his knees, replied, " May it please your majesty ; I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place,...house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and humbly beg your majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your...
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The Student's Hume: A History of England from the Earliest Times to the ...

David Hume - Great Britain - 1859 - 789 pages
...whether any of these persons were in the House. The speaker, falling on his knee, prudently replied, " I have, sir, neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak,...whose servant I am; and I humbly ask pardon that I can not. give any other answer to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me." The king then said...
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The parliamentary remembrancer, conducted by T. Smith, Volume 2

Joshua Toulmin Smith - 1859
...language addressed by Speaker Lenthall to Charles I., on the memorable 4th January, 1641 : — " I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this...House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am." (Bushworth, vol. iv. p. 478.) It is a curious thing that no two of the many compiled authorities on...
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A Manual of the English Constitution: With a Review of Its Rise, Growth, and ...

David Rowland - Constitutional history - 1859 - 588 pages
...persons were in the house, and where theywere. The Speaker, falling on his knees, replied, " I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place,...house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and humbly heg your majesty's pardon, that I cannot give any other answer than this, to what...
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Copley's Picture of King Charles the First Demanding in the House of Commons ...

1859 - 10 pages
...p. 868. demanded " if any of the members in question were present '" " I havo, sir, neither oyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as...house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and I humbly ask pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this, to what your majesty...
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The graduated series of reading-lesson books, Book 4

Graduated series - 1859
...sovereign to excuse his answer, 'for in this place I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak, but as the House is pleased to direct me. whose servant I am here.' The king told him that he thought him right, and that his own eyes were as good as his. ' I...
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Outlines of English history [signed J.H.]. 1st [-9th]

John Hunter (of Uxbridge.) - 1860
...inquired of the Speaker if the persons impeached were present. Lenthal, falling on his knees, replied, " I have, Sir, neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak,...House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am." Charles then exclaimed, " Well, since the birds are flown, I do expect that you will send them to me...
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