The House of Cromwell and the Story of Dunkirk

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Chapman and Hall, 1880 - Dunes, Battle of the, France, 1658 - 389 pages
 

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Page 293 - If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Page 292 - And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Page 317 - The meaning of Song goes deep. Who is there that, in logical words, can express the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the Infinite, and lets us for moments gaze into that!
Page 295 - Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Page 299 - Naseby," he wrote soon after, " that when I saw the enemy draw up and march in gallant order towards us, and we a company of poor ignorant men, to seek to order our battle, the general having commanded me to order all the horse, I could not, riding alone about my business, but smile out to God in praises, in assurance of victory, because God would by things that are not bring to nought things that are. Of which I had great assurance, and God did it.
Page 343 - And how much of morality is in the kind of insight we get of anything ; ' the eye seeing in all things ' what it brought with it the faculty of seeing ' ! To the mean eye all things are trivial, as certainly as to the jaundiced they are yellow. Raphael, the Painters tell us, is the best of all Portrait-painters withal. No most gifted eye can exhaust the significance of any object. In the commonest human face there lies more than Raphael will take away with him.
Page 297 - Both riches and honour come of thee. and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto alL Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
Page 62 - Faith, as an act, yields it not; but 'only' as it carries us into Him, who is our perfect rest and peace; in whom we are accounted of, and received by, the Father, — even as Christ Himself. This is our high calling. Rest we here, and here only...
Page 377 - Committee,"1 a merry but indifferent play, only Lacy's part, an Irish footman, is beyond imagination. Here I saw my Lord Falconbridge,2 and his lady, my Lady Mary Cromwell, who looks as well as I have known her, and well clad : but when the house began to fill, she put on her vizard,3 and so kept it on all the play; which of late is become a great fashion among the ladies, which hides their whole face.
Page 269 - Nor is it for nothing that the grave and frugal Transylvanian sends out yearly from as far as the mountainous borders of Russia, and beyond the Hercynian wilderness, not their youth, but their staid men, to learn our language and our theologic arts.

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