Memoirs of the Civil War in Wales and the Marches, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, & Company, 1874 - Great Britain - 420 pages
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Page 415 - The Persons Excepted are such as have formerly served you in a very good Cause ; but, being now apostatised, I did rather make election of them, than of those who had always been for the King; — judging their iniquity double; because they have sinned against so much light, and against so many evidences of Divine Providence going along with and prospering a just Cause, in the management of which they themselves had a share.
Page 312 - As for the Irish, I assure you, they shall not cheat me, but it is possible they may cozen themselves ; for be assured, •what I have refused to the English, I will not grant to the Irish rebels, never trusting to that kind of people (of what nature soever) more than I see by their actions.
Page 311 - God may in due time avenge his own cause. Though I must avow to all my friends, that he that will stay with me at this time must expect, and resolve, either to die for a good cause, or, which is worse, to live as miserable in the maintaining it, as the violence of insulting rebels can make him.
Page 311 - I confess that, speaking either as a mere soldier or statesman, I must say there is no probability but of my ruin ; yet, as a Christian, I must tell you, that God will not suffer rebels and traitors to prosper, nor this cause to be overthrown.
Page 378 - Putney,' 1st September, 1647. MY LORD, Your Advices will be seriously considered by us. We shall endeavor, to our uttermost, so to settle the affairs of North Wales as, to the best of our understandings, does most conduce to the public good thereof and of the whole. And that without private respect, or to the satisfaction of any humor, — which has been too much practised on the occasion of our Troubles.
Page 50 - If they should not do their duties in contributing to the necessities of the state, he must, in discharge of his conscience, use those other means which God had put into his hands, in order to save that which the follies of some particular men may otherwise put in danger. Take not this for a threatening...
Page 411 - The Country, since we sat down before this place, have made two or three insurrections ; and are ready to do it every day ; so that, — what with looking to them, and disposing our horse to that end, and to get us in provisions, without which we should starve, this country being so miserably exhausted and so poor, and we no money to buy victuals, — indeed, whatever may be thought...
Page 311 - I must say there is no probability but of my ruin : yet, as a Christian, I must tell you that God will not suffer rebels and traitors to prosper, nor this cause to be overthrown; and whatever personal punishment it shall please Him to inflict upon me, must not make me repine, much less give over this quarrel; and there is as little question that a composition with them at this time is nothing else but a submission, which, by the grace of God, I am resolved against, whatever it cost me...
Page 310 - Now, as for your opinion of my business, and your counsel thereupon, if I had any other quarrel but the defence of my religion, crown, and friends, you had full reason for your advice.
Page 311 - I earnestly desire you not in any ways to hearken after treaties; assuring you, as low as I am, I will not go less than what was offered in my name at Uxbridge; confessing that it were as great a miracle that they should agree to so much reason, as that I should be, within a month, in the same condition that I was immediately before the battle of Naseby. Therefore, for God's sake, let us not flatter ourselves with these conceits...

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