What can the chancellor
have to say to me that your Majesty could not say yourself?
Well," said the queen, when the chancellor
had finished speaking; "what do you think of it all?
I represented, modestly, that to my ears it appeared that they were shouting for different things, but the Chancellor
would not listen to my suggestion for a moment.
Fisher said, rather vaguely, that he was following soon, when he had fixed something up; and the Chancellor
of the Exchequer left the inn.
And hard by Temple Bar, in Lincoln's Inn Hall, at the very heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor
in his High Court of Chancery.
But the best of it was," said one, telling of the misfortune of a fellow diplomat, "that the Chancellor
told him flatly that his appointment to London was a promotion and that he was so to regard it.
Bid the chancellor
and the sub-chancellor
lead in the brothers according to age, together with brother John, the accused, and brother Ambrose, the accuser.
He became Treasurer of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor
of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
The advice was above the courage of both the King and the age; but Bacon was advanced through various legal offices, until in 1613 he was made Attorney-General and in 1618 (two years after Shakspere's death) Lord High Chancellor
of England, at the same time being raised to the peerage as Baron Verulam.
To give a higher idea of the principle I mean, as well as one more familiar to the present age; it may be considered as sitting on its throne in the mind, like the Lord High Chancellor
of this kingdom in his court; where it presides, governs, directs, judges, acquits, and condemns according to merit and justice, with a knowledge which nothing escapes, a penetration which nothing can deceive, and an integrity which nothing can corrupt.
But, as one reads in the columns of the Times newspaper every now and then, queer announcements from the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, acknowledging the receipt of 50 pounds from A.