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About the time when Oxford was surrendered to the parliament , he followed the
Queen to Paris , where he became secretary to the lord Jermin , afterwards earl
of St . Albans , and was employed in such correspondence as the royal cause ...
At Paris , as secretary to lord Jermin , he was engaged in transacting things of
real importance with real men and real women , and at that time did not much
employ his thoughts upon phantoms of gallantry . Some of his letters to Mr .
In his verses to lord Falkland , whom every man of his time was proud to praise ,
there are , as there must be in all Cowley ' s compofitions , some striking thoughts
; but they are not well - wrought . His elegy on Sir Henry Wotton is vigorous and ...
His majesty " s asked the bishops , « My lords , cannot I “ take my subjects money
, when I want it , “ without all this formality of parliament ... Whereupon " the king
turned and said to the bishop of " Winchester , “ Well , my lord , what say “ you ?
I have often heard a noble “ answer of the Lords , commended in this “ house , to
a proposition of like nature , but “ of less consequence ; they gave no other “
reason of their refusal but this , Nolumus " mutare Leges Anglić : it was the bi“
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