The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. 3 vols. [each in 2 pt.].

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Page 601 - He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience what mighty things they could do if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water ; and, though he hath been very well imitated and followed, he was the first that gave the example of that kind of naval courage and bold and resolute achievements.
Page 408 - ... running in so great fear, that he could not stop them, though he used all the means he could, and called to many officers by their names; and hardly preserved himself, by letting them pass by, from being overthrown, and overrun by them.
Page 651 - ... with very few upon any action of importance, nor communicated any enterprise he resolved upon, with more than those who were to have principal parts in the execution of it; nor with them sooner than was absolutely necessary. What he once resolved, in which he was not rash, he would not be dissuaded from, nor endure any contradiction of his power and authority; but extorted obedience from them who were not willing to yield it.
Page 418 - King begun his journey ; the colonel keeping him company at a distance, with a hawk upon his fist, and two or three spaniels ; which, where there were any fields at hand, warranted him to ride out of the way, keeping his company still in his eye, and not seeming to be of it. In this manner they came to their first night's lodging ; and they need not now contrive to come to their...
Page 747 - And because, in the continued distractions of so many years and so many and great revolutions, many grants and purchases of estates have been made to and by many officers, soldiers and others, who are now possessed of the same and who may be liable to actions at law upon several titles, we are likewise willing that all such differences, and all things...
Page 653 - Savoy, a prince with whom he had no correspondence or commerce, and so engaged the cardinal, and even terrified the pope himself, without so much as doing any grace to the English Roman catholics, (nothing being more usual than his saying ' that his ships in the Mediterranean should visit Civita Vecchia, and that the sound...
Page 738 - ... that they would not exact more from him than he was willing to consent to ; since he well knew, that whatever title they assumed, or he gave them, they must have another kind of parliament to confirm all that was done by them ; without which they could not be safe and contented, nor his majesty obliged.
Page 745 - If there be a crying sin for which the nation may be involved in the infamy that attends it, we cannot doubt but that you will be as solicitous to redeem it and vindicate the nation from that guilt and infamy as we can be.
Page 743 - God's peculiar kindness to a nation that can be given in this world. How far we resolve to preserve your interests, and reward your services, we refer to our declaration ; and we hope God will inspire you to perform your duty to us, and to your native country; whose happiness cannot be separated from each other.
Page 654 - To conclude his character : Cromwell was not so far a man of blood as to follow Machiavel's method ; which prescribes, upon a total alteration of government, as a thing absolutely necessary, to cut off all the heads of those, and extirpate their families, who are friends to the old one. It was confidently reported, that in the council of officers it was more than once proposed, ' that there might be a general massacre of all the royal party, as the only expedient to secure the government...

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