The Trials of Charles the First: And of Some of the Regicides (Google eBook)

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John Murray, 1832 - Great Britain - 338 pages
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Page 3 - The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene...
Page 164 - Dear Robin, our fleshly reasonings ensnare us. These make us say, 'heavy,' 'sad,' 'pleasant,' 'easy.' Was there not a little of this when Robert Hammond, through dissatisfaction too, desired retirement from the Army, and thought of quiet in the Isle of Wight ? > Did not God find him out there ? I believe he will never forget this.
Page 96 - For all which treasons and crimes this Court doth adjudge that he, the said Charles Stuart, as a tyrant, traitor, murderer, and public enemy to the good people of this nation, shall be put to death by the severing of his head from his body.
Page 324 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand...
Page 101 - WHEREAS Charles Stuart, King of England, is and standeth convicted, attainted and condemned of High Treason and other high Crimes ; and Sentence upon Saturday last was pronounced against him by this Court, To be put to death by the severing of his head from his body ; of...
Page 129 - He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.
Page 101 - Heed, my child, what I say; they will cut off my head , and perhaps make thee a king. But, mark what I say, you must not be a king so long as your brothers Charles and James do live. For they will cut off your brothers' heads, when they can catch them, and cut off thy head too at the last. And therefore, I charge you, do not be made a king by them.
Page 165 - Thirdly, Whether this Army be not a lawful Power, called by God to oppose and fight against the king upon some stated grounds ; and being in power to such ends, may not oppose one Name of...
Page 101 - Sweetheart, now they will cut oft' thy father's head (upon which words the child looking very stedfastly on him) ; mark, child, what I say, they will cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a King. But mark what I say, you must not be a King, so long as your brothers, Charles and James do live ; for they will cut off your brothers...
Page 7 - ... which being made known to a committee there, she was by them ordered to have her tongue fastened by a nail to the body of a tree by the highway side on a market day, which was accordingly done ; and a paper in great letters, setting forth the heinousness of the fact, fixed to her back to make her the more notorious.

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