History of the English Revolution of 1640: Commonly Called the Great Rebellion: from the Accession of Charles I to His Death, Volume 1

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D. Appleton & Company, 1846 - Great Britain - 515 pages
 

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Page 155 - ... shall proceed against them in a legal and fair way, for I never meant any other. And now since I see I cannot do what I came for, I think this no unfit occasion to repeat what I have said formerly, That whatsoever I have done in favour, and to the good of my Subjects, I do mean to maintain it. I will trouble you no more, but tell you I do expect as soon as they come to the House, you will send them to me: otherwise I must take my own Course to find them.
Page 296 - Honest men served you faithfully in this action. Sir, they are trusty; I beseech you, in the name of God, not to discourage them. I wish this action may beget thankfulness and humility in all that are concerned in it. He that ventures his life for the liberty of his country, I wish he trust God for the liberty of his conscience, and you for the liberty he fights for.
Page 276 - ... casting off all lingering proceedings, like those of soldiers of fortune beyond sea, to spin out a war, we shall make the kingdom weary of us, and hate the name of a parliament.
Page 453 - The Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hertford, the Earls of Southampton and Lindsey...
Page 296 - Sir, this is none other but the hand of God; and to Him alone belongs the glory, wherein none are to share with Him.
Page 276 - Peace. But this I would recommend to your prudence, Not to insist upon any complaint or oversight of any Commander-inchief upon any occasion whatsoever ; for as I must acknowledge myself guilty of oversights, so I know they can rarely be avoided in military affairs.
Page 43 - God forbid) should not do your duties in contributing what this state at this time needs, I must, in discharge of my conscience, use those other means which God hath put into my hands to save that which the follies of other men may otherwise hazard to lose.
Page 302 - God will not suffer rebels to prosper, or his cause to be overthrown; and whatsoever personal punishment it shall please him to inflict upon me must not make me repine, much less to give over this quarrel...
Page 304 - Though the loss of Bristol be a great blow to me, yet your surrendering it as you did is of so much affliction to me, that it makes me not only forget the consideration of that place, but is likewise the greatest trial of my constancy that hath yet befallen me ; for what is to be done, after one that is so near me as you are, both in blood and friendship, submits himself to so mean an action...
Page 154 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as the house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here. And humbly beg your majesty's pardon, that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.

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