A Lecture on the Life and Character of Oliver Cromwell: Delivered Before the Young Men's Literary Association of Cleveland ... Jan. 28, 1847

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Younglove's Steam Press, 1850 - 155 pages
 

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Page 119 - Thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and Thee service; and many of them have set too high a value upon me, though others wish, and would be glad of my death ; but, Lord, however Thou do dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them.
Page 119 - The night has been unruly : where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down : and, as they say, Lamentings heard i' the air ; strange screams of death: And, prophesying with accents terrible Of dire combustion and confused events, New hatch'd to the woeful time, The obscure bird clamour'd the live-long night : Some say the earth was feverous, and did shake.
Page 119 - Lord, however thou dost dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them ; give them consistency of judgment, one heart, and mutual love, and go on to deliver them ; and with the work of reformation ; and make the name of Christ glorious in the world...
Page 73 - CROMWELL, our chief of men, who through a cloud Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed, And on the neck of crowned Fortune proud Hast reared God's trophies, and his work pursued ; While Darwen stream, with blood of Scots imbrued, And Dunbar field, resounds thy praises loud, And Worcester's laureate wreath...
Page 90 - The mind is the man. If that be kept pure, a man signifies somewhat; if not, I would very fain see what difference there is betwixt him and a beast He hath only some activity to do some more mischief.
Page 60 - Janus, with his two controversial faces, might now not unsignificantly be set open. And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and...
Page 83 - I meddle not with any man's conscience. But if by liberty of conscience, you mean a liberty to exercise the Mass, I judge it best to use plain dealing, and to let you know, Where the Parliament of England have power, that will not he allowed of.
Page 36 - Church to be fired, when one of them was heard to say in the midst of the flames : " God damn me, God confound me ; I burn, I burn.

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