History of Charles the First and the English Revolution: From the Accession of Charles the First to His Execution, Volume 2
R. Bentley, 1854 - Great Britain
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Page 180 - Honest men served you faithfully in this action. Sir, they are trusty; I beseech you, in the name of God, not to discourage them. I wish this action may beget thankfulness and humility in all that are concerned in it. He that ventures his life for the liberty of his country, I wish he trust God for the liberty of his conscience, and you for the liberty he fights for.
Page 148 - Therefore, waiving a strict inquiry into the causes of these things, let us apply ourselves to the remedy ; which is most necessary. And I hope we have such true English hearts, and zealous affections towards the general weal of our Mother Country, as no Members of either House will scruple to deny themselves, and their own private interests, for the public good ; nor account it to be a dishonor done to them, whatever the Parliament shall resolve upon in this weighty matter.
Page 148 - Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament? Even this, that the Members of both Houses have got great places and commands and the sword into their hands, and, what by interest in Parliament, and what by power in the Army, will perpetually continue themselves in grandeur, and not permit the war speedily to end, lest their own power should determine with it.
Page 227 - either the Presbyterians or the Independents to side with me " for extirpating one another, that I shall be really King again.
Page 34 - Your troops, said I, are most of them old decayed serving-men and tapsters, and such kind of fellows, and, said I, their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons, and persons of quality ; do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will be ever able to encounter gentlemen, that have honour and courage, and resolution in them...
Page 436 - The Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hertford, the Earls of Southampton and Lindsey...
Page 441 - I do not only permit, but command you, to make use of all my loving subjects' services, without examining their consciences (more than their loyalty to me) as you shall find most to conduce to the upholding of my just regal power.
Page 194 - Was there any thing like a mutiny ? More questions might be asked, but now, I confess, to little purpose : my conclusion is, to desire you to seek your subsistence, until it shall please God to determine of my condition, somewhere beyond seas; to which end I send you herewith a pass ; and I pray God to make you sensible of your present condition, and give you means to redeem what you have lost; for I shall have no greater joy in a victory, than a just occasion without blushing to assure you of my...
Page 180 - Sir, this is none other but the hand of God ; and to Him alone belongs the glory, wherein none are to share with Him.
Page 34 - ' mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen. " ' that have honour and courage, and resolution in them...