Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate (Google eBook)

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Page 285 - Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Page 188 - GREAT men have been among us ; hands that penned And tongues that uttered wisdom better none : The later Sidney, Marvel, Harrington, Young Vane, and others who called Milton friend. These moralists could act and comprehend : They knew how genuine glory was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour : what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness.
Page 63 - This done, he makes through a number of people towards his coach, all gazing, no man capping to him, before whom that morning the greatest of England would have stood discovered, all crying. What is the matter ? he said, A small matter, I warrant you...
Page 186 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 221 - I was by birth a gentleman ; living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurity. I have been called to several employments in the nation : To serve in...
Page 297 - Land ! For all the broken-hearted The mildest herald by our fate allotted, Beckons, and with inverted torch doth stand To lead us with a gentle hand Into the land of the great Departed, Into the Silent Land ! L
Page 287 - WE receive this child into the congregation of Christ's flock, * and do sign him with the sign of the cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the Devil, and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end.
Page 129 - ... we were to search all that went in and out there ; but as he looked like an honest man, we would only search his saddle and so dismiss him.
Page 116 - Being commanded by you to this service, I think myself bound to acquaint you with the good hand of God towards you and us. We marched yesterday after the King, who went before us from Daventry to Harborough ; and quartered about six miles from him. This day we marched towards him. He drew-out to meet us; both Armies engaged. We, after three -hours...
Page 32 - Building of hospitals provides for men's bodies; to build material temples is judged a work of piety; but they that procure spiritual food, they that build up spiritual temples, they are the men truly charitable, truly pious.

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