History of the English revolution of 1640, tr. by W. Hazlitt

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Page 107 - doublet at this time as ever I did when I went to bed." He called the executioner, forgave him, prayed an instant, laid his head on the block, and gave the signal himself. His head fell; the executioner held it up to the people, saying, " God save the king!" Violent acclamations burst forth; several
Page 430 - to my blessed Jesus." As he was dressing, he asked to have a shirt on more than ordinary: " The season is so sharp," he said, " as may make me shake, which some observers will imagine proceeds from fear. I would have no such imputation; I fear not death; death is not terrible to
Page 143 - Might not the militia be granted, as desired by parliament, for a time?" "No, by God! not for an hour: you have asked that of me in this which was never asked of a king, and with which I would not trust my wife and children." Then turning towards the commissioners of the commons, he said:
Page 107 - and prayed for a quarter of an hour; then, turning to his friends, he took leave of them all, shaking hands with each, and giving each some advice. "Now," said he, "I have nigh done! one stroke will make my wife husbandless, my dear children fatherless, and my poor servants
Page 19 - as destitute of others, but as most agreeable to the goodness of his own most gracious disposition, and to the desire and weal of his people. If this be deferred, necessity and the sword of the enemy will make way to the others. Remember his majesty's admonition; I say, remember it.
Page 450 - affection which I know you bear me, that (all new enterprises laid aside) you immediately march (according to your first intention) with all your force to the relief of York; but if that be either lost, or have freed themselves from the besiegers, or that for
Page 31 - nobility." 1 The dissolution was pronounced. Immediately afterwards, appeared a proclamation, setting forth : " That whereas, for several ill ends, the calling again of a parliament is divulged, howsoever his majesty hath showed, by his frequent meeting with his people, his love to the use of parliaments; yet this late abuse having, for the present, driven
Page 319 - A violent tumult arose in the house; the presbyterians broke out into threats. Cromwell, leaning towards Ludlow, who was sitting next to him, said, " These men will never leave, till the army pull them out by the ears.
Page 246 - the solemn league and covenant, and if any be an incendiary between the two nations, how is he to be proceeded against? By our law in Scotland, we call him an incendiary who kindleth coals of contention and causeth differences in the state, to the public damage, and he is tamquam
Page 450 - to me, and a miraculous conquest in the South, before the effects of the northern power can be found here : but if York be relieved, and you beat the rebels' armies of both kingdoms which are before it, then, but otherwise not, 1

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