The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Volume 6

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Page 956 - Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
Page 988 - The bishop of the city, the intendant of the province, with all the officers of the church, and the present...
Page 913 - ... by them. He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water : and though he hath been very well imitated and followed, he was the first that gave the example of that kind of naval courage %, and bold and resolute achievements.
Page 750 - ... a more equal way by appointing more knights for every shire to be chosen, and fewer burgesses ; whereby the number of the whole was much lessened; and yet, the people being left to their own election, it was not thought an ill temperament, and was then generally looked upon as an alteration fit to be more warrantably made, and in a better time.
Page 987 - But his greatness at home was but a shadow of the glory he had abroad. It was hard to discover which feared him most, France, Spain, or the Low Countries, where his friendship was current at the value he put upon it. As they did all sacrifice their honour and their interest to his pleasure, so there is nothing he could have demanded that either of them would have denied him.
Page 1121 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 990 - Machiavel's method ; which prescribes, upon a total alteration of government, as a thing absolutely necessary, to cut off all the heads of those, and extirpate their families, who are friends to the old one. It was confidently reported, that in the council of officers it was more than once proposed, ' that there might be a general massacre of all the royal party, as the only expedient to secure the government...
Page 913 - ... men out of danger ; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection; as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come home safe again. He was the first man...
Page 1132 - Nor do we desire more to enjoy what is ours than that all our subjects may enjoy what by law is theirs by a full and entire administration of justice throughout the land, and by extending our mercy where it is wanted and deserved.
Page 620 - But when the night covered them, he found means to withdraw himself with one or two of his own servants, whom he likewise discharged when it begun to be light ; and after he had made them cut off...

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