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" I can say in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this. "
The Works of Lord Morley - Page 392
by John Morley - 1921
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Stanley: Or, The Recollections of a Man of the World, Volume 2

Horace Binney Wallace - 1838
...say in the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood-side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than have undertook such a go• vernment as this.' And many an ambitious statesman has exclaimed on his...
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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: with Elucidations, Volume 2

Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1845 - 246 pages
...the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, — I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep — [ Fes, your Highness ; it had been infinitely quieter, healthier,freer. But it is gone forever:...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 5; Volume 40

Theology - 1846
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood-side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this." It requires no uncommon measure of faith to credit this. It...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1846
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this !" (iii. 428.) A few months after those words were uttered, that...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, Volume 40

Liberalism (Religion) - 1846
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood-side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this." It requires no uncommon measure of faith to credit this. It...
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The Protector: A Vindication

Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné - 1847 - 281 pages
...was their title) hastily complied with the summons. " My Lords and Gentlemen," said the Protector, " I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this. But undertaking it by the advice and petition of you, I did look...
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The Protector: A Vindication, Part 4

Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné - Great Britain - 1847 - 379 pages
...was their title) hastily complied with the summons. " My Lords and Gentlemen," said the Protector, " I would have been glad to have lived under my " woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather " than undertaken such a government as this. But " undertaking it by the advice and petition of you, " I did...
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The Protector: A Vindication

Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné - Great Britain - 1848 - 281 pages
...was their title) hastily complied with the summons. " My Lords and Gentlemen," said the Protector, " I " would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, " to have kept a flock of sheep rather than undertaken " such a government as this. But undertaking it by the " advice and petition of you, I did...
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The Life of Oliver Cromwell

J. T. Headley - Generals - 1848 - 446 pages
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under -my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this." What a. mixture of noble melancholy, and firm purpose, is exhibited...
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A Lecture on the Life and Character of Oliver Cromwell: Delivered Before the ...

Sherman B. Canfield - 1850 - 155 pages
...presence of God — in comparison with whom we are but like poor, creeping ants upon the earth — I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep rather than undertaken such a government as this." Why, then, did he not abdicate — do you ask 1 In reply I will...
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