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" I can say in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this. "
The Works of Lord Morley - Page 392
by John Morley - 1921
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Oliver Cromwell

Frederic Harrison - Great Britain - 1898 - 228 pages
...God, in comparison with whom we are hut like poor creeping ants upon the earth, — I would have heen glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept...— rather than undertake such a government as this. But undertaking it by the Advice and Petition of you, I did look that you who had offered it unto me...
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Twenty Centuries of English History

James Richard Joy - Great Britain - 1898 - 308 pages
...Oliver's patience within a fortnight. "I can say in the presence of God," he declared before them, " I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than underDisputes in Parliament. ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. taken such a government. But, undertaking it, I...
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources ...

Quotations - 1899 - 658 pages
...helping ourselves. Goethe. I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety. //*•«. /"., ui. 2. 25 I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government as this. Ctomivell. " I " («elf-love) would have the world say " I,"...
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Oliver Cromwell

John Morley - Generals - 1900 - 486 pages
...glorious sight it is," said the Speaker, "to behold a Lord Protector in a purple robe, with a scepter in his hand, with the sword of justice girt about...two phases, under the two Instruments of 1653 and I&57 by which it was constituted, seems rather to mark a progressive return to an old system than the...
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The World's Orators, Comprising the Great Orations of the World's ..., Volume 6

Guy Carleton Lee - Orators - 1900
...in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside,...sheep rather than undertake such a government as this. But undertaking it by the Advice and Petition of you, I did look that you who had offered it unto me...
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An Appendix to the Rowfant Library: A Catalogue of the Printed Books ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Godfrey Locker Lampson - Bibliography - 1900 - 181 pages
...the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, — I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep rather than undertaken such a government as this." Carlyle has in vain attempted to clear Cromwel1's character...
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Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England

Charles Harding Firth - Great Britain - 1900 - 496 pages
...the presence of God, in comparison of whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a government as this is." He met each new difficulty with his old resourcefulness and...
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Stories from English History: From B.C. 55 to A.D. 1901

Henry Pitt Warren - England - 1901 - 482 pages
...government, and was again dissolved. Cromwell was deeply offended by the opposition with which he met, " I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep," he said, " rather than undertake such a government as this. I do dissolve this parliament, and let...
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A History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria

Benjamin Terry - Great Britain - 1901 - 1100 pages
...which has the ring of sincerity: "I would have been glad to have <lf Illf ntllHIll ii J * .,-11 111 lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertake such a government." The strong man, in short, was breaking under the load which he had assumed. Ills which he had contracted...
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DNB

Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee - Great Britain - 1888
...perceive his failure in England. ' I would nave been glad,' he said, ' to have lived under my wpodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertake such a government as this ' (CARLYLB, Speech xviii.) The Protector frequently compared himself to a constable set to keep the...
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