A Life of Anthony Ashley Cooper: First Earl of Shaftesbury. 1621-1683, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1871 - Great Britain - 482 pages

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Page 224 - Perhaps the parson t stretched a point too far, When with our theatres he waged a war. He tells you, that this very moral age Received the first infection from the stage; But sure, a banished court, with lewdness fraught, $ The seeds of open vice returning brought.
Page 252 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom, and that we shall be ready to consent to such an act of parliament as upon mature deliberation shall be offered to us for the full granting that indulgence.
Page 214 - I do declare and promise that I will be true and faithful to the commonwealth of England, as the same is now established, without a King or House of Lords...
Page xvii - He drank a glass or two of wine at meals ; very often syrup of giliflower in his sack, and had always a tun glass without feet stood by him, holding a pint of small beer, which he often stirred with rosemary.
Page 17 - I was often one of the disputants, and gave the sign and order for their beginning ; but being not strong of body was always guarded from violence by two or three of the sturdiest youths, as their chief, and one who always relieved them when in prison and procured their release, and very often was forced to pay the neighbouring farmers, when they of our party that wanted money were taken in the fact, for more geese...
Page xxi - To adjust the minute events of literary history, is tedious and troublesome ; it requires, indeed, no great force of understanding, but often depends upon inquiries which there is no opportunity of making, or is to be fetched from books and pamphlets not always at hand.
Page lxxi - They have not only subdued their enemies, but their masters that raised and maintained them ; they have not only conquered Scotland and Ireland, but rebellious England too, and there suppressed a malignant party of magistrates and laws...
Page 292 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page xv - It is rarely well executed. They only who live with a man can write his life with any genuine exactness and discrimination ; and few people who have lived with a man know what to remark about him.

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