Numismata Cromwelliana: or, The medallic history of Oliver Cromwell

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J.R. Smith, 1877 - Medals - 230 pages

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Page 11 - CROMWELL, our chief of men, who through a cloud Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed...
Page 11 - Worcester's laureate wreath: yet much remains To conquer still; Peace hath her victories No less renowned than War: new foes arise, Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains. Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves, whose Gospel is their maw.
Page 5 - An earlier entry, which still more concerns us here, is an Order, in favour of one whose name has not reached the Clerk, and is now indicated only by stars, That the Council of State shall pay him for 'making the Statue of the General,' — doubtless this Medal or Effigies of the General ; the name indicated by stars being again that of Symonds.
Page 11 - God's trophies, and his work pursued ; While Darwen stream, with blood of Scots imbrued, And Dunbar field, resounds thy praises loud, And Worcester's laureate wreath...
Page 17 - The sea's our own : and now all nations greet, With bending sails, each vessel of our fleet. Your power extends as far as winds can blow, Or swelling sails upon the globe may go. Heaven, (that hath placed this island to give law, To balance Europe, and her states to awe...
Page 3 - It was not a little wonder to me to see that you should send Mr. Symonds so great a journey, about a business importing so little, as far as it relates to me; whereas...
Page 3 - I may truly say, it will be very thankfully acknowledged by me, if you will spare the having my Effigies in it.
Page 99 - A True Narrative of the late Success which it hath pleased God to give to some part of the Fleet of this Common-Wealth upon the Spanish Coast, against the King of Spain's...
Page 42 - ... this Abraham Stapley is a false coiner of money; for in his house at Deptford were found several false coining irons for halfcrowns, and false half-crowns coined with the date of 1655.
Page 63 - ... or perforated discs of metal surrounding the ' blank ' while it was struck into a coin. There is, however, in the British Museum a MS. believed to be in Blondeau's hand, in which he claims his process, 'as a new invention, to make a handsome coyne, than can be found in all the world besides, viz., that shall not only be stamped on both flat sides, but shall even be marked with letters on the thickness of the brim.

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