The First and Second Battles of Newbury and the Siege of Donnington Castle During the Civil War, A.D. 1643-6

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Simpkin, Marshall and Company, 1881 - Great Britain - 216 pages
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Page 90 - I, AB, do in the Presence of Almighty God promise, vow and protest, To maintain and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my life, power and estate, the True Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 157 - Ordinance, of and from all and every office or command military or civil, granted or conferred by both or either of the...
Page 91 - I shall, in all just and honourable ways, endeavour to preserve the union and peace betwixt the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland : and neither for hope, fear nor other respect, shall relinquish this Promise, Vow and Protestation.
Page 81 - GReat is thy Charge, O North; be wise and just, England commits her Falkland to thy trust ; Return him safe : Learning would rather choose Her Bodley, or her Vatican to loose. All things that are but writ or printed there, In his unbounded Breast engraven are.
Page 143 - O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
Page 94 - Lord 1680, Was buried a true Englishman ; Who in Berkshire was well known To love his country's freedom 'bove his own ; But living immured full twenty year, Had time to write, as doth appear, HIS EPITAPH.
Page 82 - Thy youthful temples), with what horror we Think on the blind events of war and thee ! To fate exposing that all-knowing breast Among the throng as cheaply as the rest ; Where oaks and brambles (if the copse be burn'd) Confounded lie, to the same ashes turn'd.
Page 96 - ... a ground for the house to proceed upon for the settlement of the peace of the kingdom...
Page 35 - ... bullet and his bit broken in his "mouth so that I was forced to call for another horse, in the meanwhile my Lord Falkland (more gallantly than advisedly) spurred his horse through the gapp, where both he and his horse were immediately killed.
Page 2 - On hearing this brief reply, delivered in a firm, clear tone, at the strange appearance of the messengers, who stood motionless before the king awaiting his answer, a movement at once of surprise, derision, and anger, was about to manifest itself on the part of the courtiers ; but Charles, as grave as his enemies, repressed it with a gesture, and dismissed the deputies with these words: "If you • Warwick, Mem., 243. t Clarendon, ii., 470. expect help, you are deceived ; Waller is extinct, and Essex...

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