The First and Second Battles of Newbury and the Siege of Donnington Castle During the Civil War, 1643-6

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Simpkin, Marshall, 1884 - Great Britain - 287 pages

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Page 210 - While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.
Page 111 - I, AB, do in the Presence of Almighty God promise, vow and protest, To maintain and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my life, power and estate, the True Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 198 - Ordinance, of and from all and every office or command military or civil, granted or conferred by both or either of the...
Page 111 - Honour, and Estate : as also the power and Privilege of Parliament, the Lawful Rights and Liberties of the Subjects ; and every Person that maketh this Protestation in whatsoever he shall do in the lawful pursuance of the same.
Page 111 - I shall, in all just and honourable ways, endeavour to preserve the union and peace betwixt the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland : and neither for hope, fear nor other respect, shall relinquish this Promise, Vow and Protestation.
Page 248 - In a word, he was a man, that whoever shall, after him, deserve best of the English nation, he can never think himself undervalued, when he shall hear, that his courage, virtue, and fidelity, is laid in the balance with, and compared to, that of the lord Capel.
Page 6 - There appeared no conflux of men in obedience to the proclamation ; the arms and ammunition were not yet come from York, and a general sadness covered the whole town.
Page 115 - John, whose abstruse fanaticisms, crabbed logics, and dark ambitions, issue all, as was very natural, in ' decided avarice' at last : — not of these. Harry Marten is a tight little fellow, though of somewhat loose life : his witty words pierce yet, as light-arrows, through the thick oblivious torpor of the generations ; testifying to us very clearly, Here was a right hard-headed, stout-hearted little man, full of sharp fire and cheerful light ; sworn foe of Cant in all its figures ; an indomitable...
Page 117 - ... a ground for the house to proceed upon for the settlement of the peace of the kingdom...
Page 177 - O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

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