Sir John Eliot: A Biography. 1592-1632, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1872 - Great Britain
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Page 51 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Page 408 - that he could be content to lend as well as others, but feared to draw upon himself that curse in Magna Charta which should be read twice a year against those who infringe it.
Page 242 - Behold now this vast city ; a city of refuge, the mansionhouse of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with his protection ; the shop of war hath not there more anvils and hammers waking, to fashion out the plates and instruments of armed justice in defence of beleaguered truth, than there be pens and heads there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions and ideas wherewith to present, as with their homage and their fealty, the approaching reformation ; others as fast...
Page 328 - There needs no search for it. It is too visible. His profuse expenses, his superfluous feasts, his magnificent buildings, his riots, his excesses, what are they but the visible evidences of an express exhausting of the state, a chronicle of the immensity of his waste of the revenues of the Crown?
Page 19 - He was the most fearless of death that ever was known ; and the most resolute and confident, yet with reverence and conscience. When I began to encourage him against the fear of death, he seemed to make so light of it that I wondered at him. And when I told him that the dear servants of God, in better causes than his, had shrunk back and trembled a little, he denied not ; but yet gave God thanks he never feared death, and much less then. For it was but an opinion and imagination, and...
Page 395 - Rhe, upon which he conceived that the company of right ought to have been conferred upon him, and it being refused to him by the duke of Buckingham, general of the army, he had given up his commission of lieutenant, and withdrawn himself from the army.
Page 20 - He gathered only the more strength and advantage ; his mind became the clearer, as if already it had been freed from the cloud and oppression of the body ; and such was his unmoved courage and placid temper, that, while it changed the affection of the enemies who had come to witness it and turned their joy to sorrow, it filled all men else with admiration and emotion, leaving with them only this doubt, whether death were more acceptable to him or he more welcome unto death.
Page 325 - My Lords," he ended, after a vivid parallel between Buckingham and Sejanus, " you see the man! What have been his actions, what he is like, you know! I leave him to your judgment.
Page 314 - that Parliaments are altogether in my power for their calling, sitting, and dissolution : and therefore, as I find the fruits of them to be good or evil, they are to continue or not to be.
Page 6 - His own, and that in far worse condition than we at first received it, which yet (so infinite is His goodness for the merits of His Son) He is contented to accept. This, DEAR FRIEND, must be the comfort of His children ; this is the physic we must use in all our sickness and extremities ; this is the strengthening of the weak, the...

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