History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 10

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Scribner, 1877 - Great Britain
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Page 510 - I slew all those from time to time that did belong to, feed, accompany, or maintain any outlaws or traitors ; and after my first summoning of any castle or fort, if they would not presently yield it, I would not afterwards take it of their gift, but won it perforce, how many lives soever it cost, putting man, woman, and child of them to the sword.
Page 25 - Lord, did so clearly shine in that personage, that the devil, and the people to whom he is prince, could not abide it ; and so to punish our sins and our ingratitude, (who did not rightly esteem so precious a gift), thou hast permitted him to fall, to our great grief, in the hands of cruel and traitorous murderers. He is at rest, 0 Lord ; we are left in extreme misery...
Page 509 - Alva's bloody sword never touched the young, defenceless, or those whose sex even dogs can recognize and respect. " Sir Peter Carew has been seen murdering women and children, and babies that had scarcely left the breast...
Page 454 - Go,'' said he, addressing Lindsay the minister of Leith, " to yonder man in the castle, whom you know I have loved so dearly, and tell him that I have sent you yet once more to warn him, in the name of God, to leave that evil cause. * * * Neither the craggy rock in which he miserably confides, nor the carnal prudence of that man...
Page 115 - ... there than filtered in the sluggish veins of the officials of the Establishment. There needed an enthusiasm fiercer far to encounter the revival of Catholic fanaticism ; and if the young Puritans, in the heat and glow of their convictions, snapped their traces and flung off their harness, it was they, after all, who saved the Church which attempted to disown them, and with the Church saved also the stolid mediocrity to which the fates then and ever committed and commit the government of it.
Page 25 - ... wretched woman, the mother of all mischief. And in her place thou didst erect her son, and to supply his infancy thou didst appoint a regent endued with such graces as the devil himself cannot accuse or justly convict him, this only excepted , that foolish pity did so far prevail in him concerning execution and punishment which thou commandedst to have been executed upon her and her complices, the murderers of her husband.
Page 24 - Scotland were sons of their religion : while the nobles were splitting into factions, chasing their small ambitions, taking securities for their fortunes, or entangling themselves in political intrigues, the tradesmen, the mechanics, the poor tillers of the soil, had sprung suddenly into consciousness with spiritual convictions for which they were prepared to live and die. The fear of God in them left no room for the fear of any other thing...
Page 456 - Bannatyne, his secretary, sprang to his side. ' Now, Sir/ he said, ' the time ye have long asked for — to wit, an end of your battle— is come ; and, seeing all natural power fails, remember the promise which oftentimes ye have shown me of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and that we may understand ye hear us make us some sign...
Page 458 - ... need of a harder and firmer hand. The reaction when the work was done, a romantic sympathy with the Stuarts, and the shallow liberalism which calls itself historical philosophy, has painted over the true Knox with the figure of a maniac. Even his very bones have been flung out of their resting-place, or none can tell where they are laid ; and yet but for him Mary Stuart would have bent Scotland to her purpose, and Scotland would have been the lever with which France and Spain would have worked...
Page 511 - The highways are now made free where no man might travel unspoiled. The gates of cities and towns are now left open, where before they were continually shut or guarded with armed men. There was none that was a rebel of any force but hath...

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