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1806 Excerpt: ...niece? Quare servus tuus sit oneri domino nostro
regi, obsecro tit r ever tar servus tuus et moriar, &c. "And
soe I most humblie beseeche your most sacred majestie, graciously,
to regarde the great age, infirmities, and impotency of your most
devoted, obedient, loyall, and faithfully poore servant. Lett me
not be taxed, as Domitius after was, maluit deficere quam desinere,
but with yet princely favour, give mee leave to retyre my self from
the carefull service of this great office and from the troubles of
this worlde, and to spend the small remnant of this my life in
meditacion and praier; and I will never cease to make my humble
supplicacions to Almighty God, to blesse and prosper your majestie,
the queene, the prince, and all your royall issue, with all
heavenly and earthly felicity, which is the last and best service
your poore, aged, weake, and decaied servant can doe for you. "th.
Ellesmer Canc." Archbishop Warham sat in the see of Canterbury
twentyeight years, and was lord chancellor under Henry the seventh
and eighth. He died in 1532, at an advanced age. "Most gracious
soveraigne, "I fynde, through my great age, accompanied with many
greifes and infirmities, my sence and conceipt is become dull and
heavie, my memorie decaied, my judgement weake, my hearing
unperfect, my voyce and speache failing and faltering, and in all
the powers and faculties of my mynde and body, great debilitie.
Therfore conscientia imbecilitatis--my most humble suite to your
most sacred majestie, is to be discharged of this great place
wherin I have long served; and to have some comfortable testimonye
under your royall hand, that I leave it, at this my humble suite,
with your gracious favour. "So shall I, with comfort, number and
spend the fewe...
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