The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England to which is added an historical view of the affairs of Ireland, Volume 2

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Page 301 - As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Page 424 - England; some of them infamous in their lives and conversations, and most of them of very mean parts in learning, if not of scandalous ignorance; and of no other reputation than of malice to the church of England.
Page 58 - It is true, men of activity and faction, in any design, have many advantages, that a composed and settled council, though industrious enough, usually have not...
Page 491 - ... taken great pains in the hardest and most knotty part of the law, as well as that which was more customary, and was not only very ready and expert in the books, but exceedingly versed in records, in studying and examining whereof, he had kept Mr. Selden company, with whom he had great friendship, and who had much assisted him...
Page 289 - an hour. You have asked that of me in this, " was never asked of a king, and with which I will " not trust my wife and children.
Page 158 - ... suggesting, that through the conscience of their guilt they were absent and fled ;" they did further declare, " that the said printed paper...
Page 87 - God forbid the house of commons should proceed, " in any way, to dishearten people to obtain their
Page 25 - Whilst their reformation, both in Scotland and this kingdom, was driven on by no men so much as those of the clergy, who were their instruments. As, without doubt, the archbishop of Canterbury had never so great an influence upon the counsels at court, as Dr. Burgess and Mr. Marshall had then upon the houses ; neither did all the bishops of Scotland together so much meddle in temporal affairs, as Mr.
Page 354 - The law is that which puts a difference betwixt good and evil, — betwixt just and unjust. If you take away the law, all things will fall into a confusion. Every man will become a law to himself, which, in the depraved condition of human nature, must needs produce many great enormities. Lust will become a law, and envy will become a law ; covetousness and ambition will become laws...
Page 423 - And now the parliament showed what consultation they meant to have with godly and learned divines, and what reformation they intended, by appointing the knights and burgesses to bring in the names of such divines for the several counties, as they thought fit to constitute an assembly for the framing a new model for the government of the church, which was done accordingly ; those who were true sons of the church, not so much as endeavouring the nomination of sober and learned...

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