Life of Oliver Cromwell

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D. Appleton & Company, 1845 - Great Britain - 166 pages
 

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Page 84 - 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 59 - are most of them old decayed serving-men, and tapsters, and such kind of fellows ; and,' said I, ' their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality : do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen, that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Page 155 - From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion ; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism ; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 37 - I came one morning into the House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor...
Page 87 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
Page 34 - One beam in a dark place hath exceeding much refreshment in it: — blessed be His Name for shining upon so dark a heart as mine!
Page 121 - I wish that all honest hearts may give the glory of this to God alone, to whom indeed the praise of this mercy belongs.
Page 60 - And thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without, by good iron arms, they would as one man stand firmly and charge desperately.
Page 40 - had been rejected, he would have sold all he had " the next morning, and never have seen England " more ; and he knew there were many other " honest men of the same resolution.
Page 43 - Pray, Mr Hampden, who is that man, for I see he is on our side by his speaking so warmly to-day?" — " That sloven," said Mr Hampden,prophetically, " whom you see before you, hath no ornament in his speech; that sloven, I say, if we should ever come to a breach with the King, which God forbid ! in such a case, I say, that sloven will be the greatest man in England.

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