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" She was a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers ; according to a saying that went of her, ' that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been... "
A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies ... - Page 53
by John Burke - 1838
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A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography: Consisting of Sketches of All Women who ...

Henry Gardiner Adams - Women - 1857 - 788 pages
...spirit, and her beauty. Bishop Burnet, who styles her "a wise and worthy woman," adds, "that she was more likely to have maintained the post of protector than either of her brothers ; according to an observation respecting her, that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better; but if those...
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A cyclopædia of female biography, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1857
...spirit, and her beauty. Bishop Burnet, who styles her "a wise and worthy woman," adds, "that she was more likely to have maintained the post of protector than either of her brothers; according to an observation respecting her, that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better; but if those...
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A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct ...

Sir Bernard Burke - Baronetage - 1866 - 636 pages
...set upon an interest destructive to his, and grew to hate him perfectly." Of Lady Fauconberg, Bnrnet writes : — "She was a wise and worthy woman, more...brothers ; according to a saying that went of her, that thote vho wore breeeha detervtrt p'tticoatt better ; but if tho?r in petticoat* had ban in brächet,...
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The House of Cromwell and the Story of Dunkirk

James Waylen - Dunes, Battle of the, France, 1658 - 1880 - 389 pages
...personal merit are uniformly eulogistic. Bishop Burnet styles her a wise and worthy woman, and one who was more likely to have maintained the post of Protector than either of her brothers. A footnote in Hughes' s Letters describes her as a Lady of great beauty and of a very high spirit,...
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Walford's Antiquarian: A Magazine & Bibliographical Review, Volume 9

George W. Redway - Great Britain - 1886
...wife of Lord Fauconberg. Bishop Burnet, who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that "She was more likely to have maintained the post (of Protector)...went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster." After...
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Old Yorkshire, Volume 2

Yorkshire (England) - 1890
...godmother, and Burnet represents her as having much of her father's strength of character. BURNET says, " She was a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have...went of her, that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better, but if those in petticoats had been in breeches they could have held faster." In...
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Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and ..., Volume 3

George Edward Cokayne - Nobility - 1890
...Fauconberg." See vol. ii, p. 102, note " a," tub " Cadogan." . (°) She was, according to Bishop Burnet, " n wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post [of Protector] than cither of her brothers." (d) See account of her materunl descent from the Fowler family in the "Her....
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Burnet's History of My Own Time: A New Edition, Based on that of M. J. Routh ...

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1897
...married to Claypole, and died a little before himself: another was married to the earl of Fauconberg, a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post than either of her brothers ; according to a saying that went of her, that those who wore breeches...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 286

Early English newspapers - 1899
...that she was " a wise and worthy woman," with the well known and remarkable addition that " she was more likely to have maintained the post [of Protector]...went of her, ' That those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better : but if those in petticoats had been in breeches they would have held faster.' "...
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The Independent Church of Westminster Abbey (1650-1826)

Ira Boseley - History - 2012 - 326 pages
...Lord Viscount Falconberg. Bishop Burnet styles her "a wise and worthy woman " ; and says " she was more likely to have maintained the post of Protector than either of her Brothers," according to the saying which went with her, " That those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better, but if those...
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