The travels of the King: Charles II in Germany and Flanders, 1654-1660

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A. Constable and Co., Ltd., 1907 - History - 502 pages
 

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Page 477 - I stood in the Strand and beheld it, and blessed God. And all this was done without one drop of blood shed, and by that very army which rebelled against him ; but it was the Lord's doing, for such a restoration was never mentioned in any history, ancient or modern, since the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity ; nor so joyful a day and so bright ever seen in this nation, this happening when to expect or effect it was past all human policy.
Page 449 - I cannot think that you wish me ill, nor have you reason to do so ; and the good I expect from you will bring so great a benefit to your country and to yourself that I cannot think you will decline my interest...
Page 477 - This was also his birthday, and with a triumph of above 20,000 horse and foot, brandishing their swords, and shouting with inexpressible joy; the ways strewed with flowers, the bells ringing, the streets hung with tapestry; fountains running with wine ; the Mayor, Aldermen, and all the Companies, in their liveries, chains of gold, and banners; Lords and Nobles, clad in cloth of silver, gold, and velvet ; the windows and balconies all set with ladies; trumpets, music, and myriads of people flocking,...
Page 279 - ... power upon their estates. And herein it is my purpose, as soon as I can remove impediments, and some weights that press me down, to make a farther progress, and discharge my promise to your Eminency in relation to that. And now I shall come to return your Eminency thanks for your judicious choice of that Person to whom you have...
Page 105 - I suspect very much that it was you that made the choice, and therefore you have no other way to recover your judgment in that particular but to make choice of a better...
Page 477 - ... the bells ringing, the streets hung with tapestry, fountains running with wine ; the mayor, aldermen, and all the companies in their liveries, chains of gold, and banners ; lords and nobles, clad in cloth of silver, gold, and velvet ; the windows and balconies all set with ladies ; trumpets, music, and myriads of people flocking, even so far as from Rochester, so as they were seven hours in passing the city, even from two o'clock in the afternoon till nine at night.
Page 469 - This afternoon Mr. Edward Pickering told me in what a sad, poor condition for clothes and money the King was, and all his attendants, when he came to him first from my Lord, their clothes not being worth forty shillings the best of them. And how overjoyed the King was when Sir J. Greenville brought him some money ; so joyful, that he called the Princess Royal ' and Duke of York to look upon it, as it lay in the portmanteau, before it was taken out.
Page 36 - Montague has endeavoured to pervert you in your religion. I do not doubt but you remember very well the commands I left with you at my going away concerning that point, and am confident you will observe them. Yet the letters...
Page 477 - Companies, in their liveries, chains of gold, and banners; Lords and Nobles, clad in cloth of silver, gold, and velvet ; the windows and balconies all set with ladies; trumpets, music, and myriads of people flocking, even so far as from Rochester, so as they were seven hours in passing the City, even from two in the afternoon till nine at night. I stood in the Strand and beheld it, and blessed God.
Page 280 - Duke's' character, as I received it from your Eminency, that fire which is kindled between them will not ask bellows to blow it, and keep it burning. But what I think farther necessary in this matter I will send ' to ' your Eminency by Lockhart. And now I shall boast to your Eminency my security upon a well-builded confidence in the Lord : for I distrust not but if this breach

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