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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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The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, Volume 3

Oliver Cromwell - Great Britain - 1904
...in the presence of God, in comparison of 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 — [ Yes, your Highness ; it had been infinitely quieter, healthier, freer. But it is gone forever...
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On Heroes, Hero-worship, and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle - Hero worship - 1907 - 375 pages
...Cromwell. PAGE 327 His complaint ... of the heavy burden : " I would have been glad," said Cromwell, "to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock...rather than undertake such a government as this." PAGE 328 rash ... to pronounce him . . . honest man: various rather mild attempts were made from the...
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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
...himself he was sick of the whole business, and declared with a pathos which has the ring of sincerity: "I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside,...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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History of England: From the accession of Henry VIII to the revolution of ...

Frederick York Powell, Thomas Frederick Tout - Great Britain - 1908
...was now fully conscious of the failure of his policy at home. " I would have been glad," he lamented, "to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock...rather than undertake such a government as this." For the last years of his life he was in daily danger of assassination from fanatical royalists or...
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English History Stories: Alfred the Great, Queen Elizabeth, William the ...

Great Britain - 1909 - 320 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." The shadow of death fell on the palace of Cromwell. His mother...
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Oliver Cromwell

Estelle Ross - Great Britain - 1915 - 192 pages
...he had worked, he had suffered, he had made mistakes — and small wonder that at times he yearned to "have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep." Retirement, however, was not for him, but his desire to be at rest was approaching its fulfilment....
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A Short History of England

R. J. A. White - History - 1967 - 304 pages
...hawking and the cry of hounds, and stringed instruments and the game of bowls. As he said wearily: 'I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside,...rather than undertake such a government as this.' No doubt he would have been happier, as England would certainly have been the poorer, if he had gone...
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Traditions of civility: eight essays

...that of a homely English policeman — a policeman tired and weary, who 'would have lived under his woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertake such a government as this is.'2 He did not regard himself as a leader; nor was he so regarded even by his own associates. Opposed...
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