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Page 205 - In this time, his house being within little more than ten miles of Oxford, he contracted familiarity and friendship with the most polite and accurate men of that university ; who found such an immenseness of wit, and such a solidity of judgment in him, so infinite a fancy, bound in by a most logical ratiocination, such a vast knowledge, that he was not ignorant in any thing, yet such an excessive humility, as if he had known nothing, that they frequently resorted and dwelt with him, as in a college...
Page 144 - This firm and sensible speech silenced them. A council was held; the judges were consulted ; and on this occasion they came to a very unexpected decision, that " Felton ought not to be tortured by the rack, for no such punishment is known or allowed by our law.
Page 205 - He was superior to all those passions and affections which attend vulgar minds, and was guilty of no other ambition than of knowledge, and to be reputed a lover of all good men ; and that made him too much a contemner of those arts, which must be indulged in the transactions of human affairs.
Page 112 - I have eaten his bread and served him near " thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake " him, and choose rather to lose my life (which I am sure I " shall do) to preserve and defend those things which are " against my conscience to preserve and defend ; for I will " deal freely with you — I have no reverence for the Bishops, " for whom this quarrel subsists.
Page 206 - ... he must have been with it obliged to do somewhat else not justifiable. And this he made matter of conscience, since he knew the king made choice of him before other men especially because he thought him more honest than other men. The other was, lest he...
Page 41 - I cannot omit here the hunting, namely, with running houndes, which is the most honourable and noblest sort thereof ; for it is a thievish form of hunting to shoote with gunnes and bowes ; and grey-hound hunting is not so martial a game.
Page 328 - How much I am unsatisfied with the proceedings here, I have at large expressed in several letters. Neither is there wanting daily handsome occasion to retire, were it not for grinning honour. For let occasion be never so handsome, unless a man were resolved to fight on the parliament side, which, for my part, I had rather be hanged, it will be said without doubt, that a man is afraid to fight.
Page 183 - The humble petition of the officers and soldiers " of the army,
Page 112 - King would yield and consent to what they desire ; so that my conscience is only concerned in honour and gratitude to follow my master. I have eaten his bread and served him near thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake him ; and choose rather to lose my Life (which I am sure I shall do) to preserve and defend those things, which are against my conscience to preserve and defend.
Page 171 - The word goes in haste to the lord lieutenant, where he was with the king; with speed he comes to the house ; he calls rudely at the door; James Maxwell, keeper of the black rod, opens : his lordship, with a proud glooming countenance, makes towards his place at the board head...