The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, Volume 2

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Page 55 - And the better to effect the intended reformation, we desire there may be a general synod of the most grave, pious, learned and judicious divines of this island; assisted with some from foreign parts, professing the same religion with us, who may consider of all things necessary for the peace and good government of the Church...
Page 273 - There is a judgment from heaven " upon this nation, if these distractions continue. " God so deal with me, and mine, as all my thoughts, " and intentions, are upright for the maintenance " of the true protestant profession, and for the ob" servation and preservation of the laws of the land : " and I hope God will bless and assist those laws
Page 467 - ... 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 531 - ... for what was past, and security for the time to come : and if there were so great a necessity or desire of his return as was pretended, in all [this] time, upon so often pressing his desires, and upon causes so notorious, he should at least have procured some order for the future. But that declaration told his majesty he was, upon the matter...
Page 291 - Majesty will be pleased, by Act of Parliament, to clear the Lord Kimbolton and the five members of the House of Commons, in such manner that future Parliaments may be secured from the consequence of that evil precedent.
Page 240 - That shall have power to assemble and call together all and singular his majesty's subjects within the county of as well within liberties as without, that are meet and fit for the wars, and them to train, exercise, and put in readiness, and them, after their abilities and faculties, well and sufficiently, from time to time, to cause to be arrayed and weaponed, and to take the muster of them in places most fit for that purpose.
Page 43 - ... and whispered him in the ear, with some asseveration, " that if the remonstrance 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 22 - A general insurrection of the Irish spread itself over the whole country, in such an inhuman and barbarous manner, that there were forty or fifty thousand of the English protestants murdered, before they suspected themselves to be in any danger, or could provide for their defence, by drawing together into towns or strong houses.
Page 338 - 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; and what dictates, what decisions such laws will produce, may easily be discerned in the late government of Ireland!
Page 59 - ... without an unquestionable mark of interest in the other, by which they were to keep up their power and reputation : and so, whilst the king expected they should manifest their inclinations to his service, by their temper and moderation in those proceedings that most offended him ; and they endeavoured, by doing all the hurt they could, to make evident the power they had to do him good...

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