A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I. to the Restoration; with an Introduction, Tracing the Progress of Society, and of the Constitution, from the Feudal Times to the Opening of the History ; and Including a Particular Examination of Mr. Hume's Statements Relative to the Character of the English Government, Volume 4

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Bell & Bradfute, 1822 - Great Britain
 

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Page 345 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 54 - Honest men served you faithfully in this action. Sir, they are trusty : I beseech you, in the name of God, not to discourage them. I wish this action may beget thankfulness and humility in all that are concerned in it. He that ventures his life for the liberty of his country, I wish he trust God for the liberty of his conscience, and you for the liberty he fights for.
Page 183 - ... behalf in the right and power of frequent and successive Parliaments, or national meetings in Council; he, the said Charles Stuart, for...
Page 56 - I am endeavouring to get to London , so that the conditions may be such as a gentleman may own , and that the rebels may acknowledge me king, being not without hope that I shall be able so to draw either the presbyterians or independents to side with me for extirpating the one or the other, that I shall be really king again.
Page 182 - Charles Stuart, being admitted King of England, and therein trusted with a limited power to govern by and according to the laws of the land, and not otherwise ; and by his trust, oath, and office being obliged to use the power committed to him for the good and benefit of the people, and for the preservation of their rights and liberties; yet, nevertheless, out of a wicked design to erect and uphold in himself an unlimited and tyrannical power, to rule according to his will...
Page 290 - 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 291 - ... were, after the first repulse given, made by the Lord of hosts as stubble to their swords.
Page 183 - ... a wicked design to erect and uphold in himself an unlimited and tyrannical power to rule according to his will, and to overthrow the rights and liberties of the people...
Page 67 - And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter ? have...

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