The Cavaliers & Roundheads of Barbados, 1650-1652

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"Argosy" Press, 1883 - Barbados - 187 pages
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Page 72 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and I humbly beg your majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.
Page 70 - This done, he makes through a number of people towards his coach, all gazing, no man capping to him, before whom that morning the greatest of England would have stood discovered, all crying. What is the matter ? he said, A small matter, I warrant you...
Page 64 - If you aim at a Scottish Presbytery, it agreeth as well with monarchy as God and the devil. Then Jack, and Tom, and Will, and Dick, shall meet, and at their pleasure censure me and my council...
Page 73 - 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.]" It was not a time to dispute; and his affection to the church had never been suspected.
Page 73 - I do not like the quarrel, and do heartily wish that the king would yield and consent to what they desire ; so that my conscience is only concerned in honour and in 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...
Page 74 - Come, my boys, my brave boys, let us pray heartily and fight heartily. I will run the same fortunes and hazards with you. Remember, the cause is for God, and for the defence of yourselves, your wives, and children. Come, my honest brave boys, pray heartily and fight heartily, and God will bless us.
Page 116 - Sir Harry Vane, Sir Harry Vane! The Lord deliver me from Sir Harry Vane!
Page 76 - Labour'd like pioneers in trenches, Fell to their pick-axes, and tools, And help'd the men to dig like moles?
Page 79 - A proclamation issued, April 30, imposing restrictions on emigration to America. This proclamation states that " men of idle and refractory humours, whose only or principal end is to live without the reach of authority," daily withdraw themselves with their families to the plantations, where many disorders have been caused by them.
Page 74 - Twas Presbyterian true blue, For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...

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