A concise history and description of the city and cathedral of Worcester

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T. Eaton, 1829 - Worcester (England) - 256 pages
 

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Page 50 - I am bold humbly to beg, That all thoughts may tend to the promoting of His honour who hath wrought so great salvation ; and that the fatness of these continued mercies may not occasion pride and wantonness, as formerly the like hath done to a chosen Nation...
Page 157 - ... fair or market, and not in any preceding one. So that the injury must be done, complained of, heard, and determined, within the compass of one and the same day, unless the fair continues longer.
Page 44 - ... he might be repelled with ease ; his Majesty a little before noon retired to his lodging to eat, and refresh himself, where he had not been near an hour, when the alarm came ' that both armies were engaged...
Page 48 - Forces and those new raised have behaved themselves with very great courage ; and He that made them come out, made them willing to fight for you. The Lord God Almighty frame our hearts to real thankfulness for this, which is alone His doing.
Page 48 - Severn,' passed over some horse and foot, and were in conjunction with the Lieutenant-General's Forces. We beat the Enemy from hedge to hedge till we beat him into Worcester. The Enemy then drew all his Forces on the other side the Town, all but what he had lost; and made a very considerable fight with us, for three hours...
Page 49 - ... and very near at hand, and often at push of pike, and from one defence to another. There are about six or seven thousand prisoners taken here, and many officers and noblemen of very great quality : duke Hamilton, the earl of Rothes, and divers other noblemen ; I hear, the earl of Lauderdale, many officers of great quality, and some that will be fit subjects of your justice.
Page 48 - Being so weary, and scarce able to write, yet I thought it my duty to let you know thus much. That upon this day, being the 3d of September (remarkable for a mercy vouchsafed to your Forces on this day twelvemonth in Scotland), we built a Bridge of Boats over Severn, between it and Teme, about half a mile from Worcester; and another over Teme, within pistol-shot of our other Bridge.
Page 49 - We took all their baggage and artillery. What the slain are, I can give you no account, because we have not taken an exact view ; but they are very many : — and must needs be so ; because the i was long and very near at hand ; and often at push of pike, and from one defence to another.
Page 51 - Nation;* but that the fear of the Lord, even for His mercies, may keep an Authority and a People so prospered, and blessed, and witnessed unto, humble and faithful; and that justice and righteousness, mercy and truth may flow from you, as a thankful return to our gracious God.
Page 50 - The dimensions of this mercy are above my thoughts. It is, for aught I know, a crowning mercy. Surely, if it be not, such a one we shall have...

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