Life of Oliver Cromwell, Volume 2

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Harper and Brothers, 1858

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Page 17 - I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood ; and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future. Which are the satisfactory grounds to such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret.
Page 41 - The Lord at thy right hand: Shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies : He shall wound the heads over many countries.
Page 22 - As for your carrying away any artillery or ammunition, that you brought not with you, or ' that ' hath not come to you since you had the command of that place, — I must deny you that ; expecting you to leave it as you found it. ' As ' for that which you mention concerning liberty of conscience, I meddle not with any man's conscience.
Page 52 - House, and observing this posture, I told him I thought it did give us an opportunity and advantage to attempt upon the Enemy. To which he immediately replied, That he had thought to have said the same thing to me. So that it pleased the Lord to set this apprehension upon both of our hearts. at the same instant. We called for Colonel Monk, and showed him the thing : and coming to our quarters at night, and demonstrating our apprehensions to some of the Colonels, they also cheerfully concurred.
Page 179 - 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. Teach those who look too much on Thy instruments, to depend more upon Thyself.
Page 229 - I went to London, where Dr. Wild preached the funeral sermon of Preaching, this being the last day ; after which, Cromwell's proclamation was to take place, that none of the Church of .England should dare either to preach, or administer Sacraments, teach school, &c., on pain of imprisonment, or exile.
Page 191 - His wife and children were setting up for principality, which suited no better with any of them than scarlet on the ape; only, to speak the truth of himself, he had much natural greatness, and well became the place he had usurped. His daughter Fleetwood was humbled, and not exalted with these things, but the rest were insolent fools.
Page 242 - ... estates and lives of three kingdoms as much at his disposal, as was the little inheritance of his father, and to be as noble and liberal in the spending of them ; and, lastly, for there is no end of all the particulars of his glory, to bequeath all this with one word to his posterity ; to die with peace at home, and triumph abroad ; to be buried among kings, and with more than regal solemnity ; and to leave a name behind him, not to be extinguished, but with the •whole world, which, as it is...
Page 85 - God, we have done to the best of our judgments ; knowing that if some issue were not put to this Business, it would occasion another Winter's war : to the ruin of your soldiery, for whom the Scots are too hard in respect of enduring the Winter difficulties of this country ; and to the endless expense of the treasure of England in prosecuting this War.
Page 242 - ... and to command them victoriously at last ; to over-run each corner of the three nations, and overcome with equal facility both the riches of the south and the poverty of the north ; to be feared and courted by all foreign princes, and adopted a brother...

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