Corrections to the blogosphere, the consensus, and the world

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Commonplace book

I have laboured to make a covenant with my self, that affection may not press upon judgment; for I suppose there is no man that hath any apprehension of gentry or nobleness, but his affection stands to the continuance of so noble a name and house, and would take hold of a twig or twine-thread to uphold it: and yet time hath his revolution, there must be a period and end of all temporal things, finis rerum, an end of names and dignities, and whatever is terrene, and why not of De Vere ?

For where is Bohun ? where's Mowbray ? where's Mortimer ? &c. Nay, which is more and most of all, where is Plantagenet ? they are intombed in the urnes and sepulchres of mortality.


Crew CJ in Lord Willoughby of Eresby's Case (1625) W. Jones 96, 82 ER 50

`

No comments:

Blog Archive

Search This Blog

Followers

Follow by Email

There was an error in this gadget

Total Pageviews