Burnet's History of My Own Time: A New Edition, Based on that of M. J. Routh, D.D.

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Clarendon Press, 1897 - Great Britain

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Page 184 - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Page 168 - There is a good, honest, able man, that I could name, that if your Majesty would employ, and command to see all things well executed, all things would soon be mended ; and this is one Charles Stuart, who now spends his time in employing his lips and lusts about the Court, and hath no other employment ; but if you would give him this employment, he were the fittest man in the world to perform it.
Page 284 - Lost,' in which there is a nobleness both of contrivance and execution, that, though he affected to write in blank verse, without rhyme, and made many new and rough words, yet it was esteemed the beautifullest and perfectest poem that ever was writ, at least in our language.
Page 599 - the King declared a new mistress, and made her Duchess of Portsmouth. She had been maid of honour to Madame, the King's sister, and had come over with her to Dover, where the King had expressed such a regard to her that the Duke of Buckingham, who hated the Duchess of Cleveland, intended to put her on the King. He told him that it was a decent piece of tenderness for his sister to take care of some of her servants.
Page 333 - He was also a great observer and a promoter of experimental philosophy, which was then a new thing, and much looked after. He was naturally ambitious, but was the wisest clergyman I ever knew. He was a lover of mankind, and had a delight in doing good.
Page 485 - ... and he was endless in consultations ; for when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest to make even that which was suggested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of his wit, though it made others call his judgment in question.
Page 484 - He let his wit run much on matters of religion: so that he passed for a bold and determined atheist; though he often protested to me, he was not one; and said, he believed there was not one in the world...
Page 275 - All this was out of measure increased by the new incumbents, who were put in the places of the ejected preachers, and were generally very mean and despicable in all respects. They were the worst preachers I ever heard. They were ignorant to a reproach ; and many of them were openly vicious. They were a disgrace to their orders, and the sacred functions ; and were, indeed, the dreg and refuse of the northern parts. Those of them who rose above contempt or scandal, were men of such violent tempers,...
Page 321 - ... debate, were the most unfit to heal matters, and the fittest to widen them, that could have been found out. Baxter was the opponent, and Gunning was the respondent, who was afterwards advanced, first to Chichester, and then to Ely : he was a man of great reading, and noted for a special subtilty of arguing : all the arts of sophistry were made use of by him on all occasions, in as confident a manner as if they had been sound reasoning : he was a man of an innocent life, unweariedly active to...
Page 246 - I do for any person ; and reckon my early knowledge of him, which happened the year after this, and my long and intimate conversation with him, that continued 'to his death, for tWenty-three years, amongst the greatest blessings of my life, and for which I know I must - give an account to GOD in the great day in a most particular manner.

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