Charles I.

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Harper, 1876 - 285 pages

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Page 243 - Have mercy, Lord, on me, I pray; For men would me devour.
Page 278 - WHEREAS Charles Stuart, King of England, is and standeth convicted, attainted and condemned of High Treason and other high Crimes ; and Sentence upon Saturday last was pronounced against him by this Court, To be put to death by the severing of his head from his body ; of...
Page 208 - ... command were accused of high treason, whereunto I did expect obedience, and not a message. And I must declare unto you here, that, albeit no king that ever was in England shall be more careful of your privileges, to maintain them to the uttermost of his power, than I shall be ; yet you must know, that in cases of treason, no person hath a privilege ; and therefore I am come to know if any of those persons that were accused are here.
Page 195 - Sir, my consent shall more acquit you herein to God than all the world can do besides : to a willing man there is no injury done ; and as, by God's grace, I forgive all the world with a calmness and meekness of infinite contentment to my dislodging soul, so, Sir, to you I can give the life of this world with all the cheerfulness imaginable, in the just acknowledgment of your exceeding favours...
Page 276 - ... for the laws and liberties of this land, and for maintaining the true Protestant Religion.
Page 263 - They have promised me, and I have promised them, and I will not break first.
Page 208 - ... fair way, for I never meant any other. And now, since I see I cannot do what I came for, I think this no unfit occasion to repeat what I have said formerly, that whatsoever I have done in favour and to the good of my subjects, I do mean to maintain it. I will trouble you no more, but tell you I do expect, as soon as they come to the House, you will send them to me, otherwise I must take my own, course to find them.
Page 208 - Well since I see all the Birds are Flown, I do expect from you, that you shall send them unto me, as soon as they return hither.
Page 198 - I will not say that your complying with me, in this my intended mercy, shall make me more willing, but certainly it will make me more cheerful, in granting your just grievances: but, if no less than his life can satisfy my people, I must say, Fiat justitia.
Page 197 - I did yesterday satisfy the justice of the kingdom by passing the Bill of Attainder against the Earl of Strafford; but mercy being as inherent and inseparable to a King as justice, I desire at this time, in some measure, to show that likewise, by suffering that unfortunate man to fulfil the natural course of his life in a close imprisonment...

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