Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson ...: With Original Anecdotes of Many of the Most Distinguished of His Contemporaries, and a Summary Review of Public Affairs

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H. G. Bohn., 1846 - Great Britain - 523 pages
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Page 18 - I absolutely hated it ; play among other children I despised, and when I was forced to entertain such as came to visit me, I tired them with more grave instructions than their mothers, and plucked all their babies to pieces, and kept the children in such awe, that they were glad when I entertained myself with elder company...
Page 173 - Sir Richard having sent to prevail on his relative to surrender the castle, received for answer, that " except he found his own heart prone to such treachery, he might consider there was, if nothing else, so much of a Biron's blood in him, that he should very much scorn to betray or quit a trust he had undertaken.
Page 289 - He had a brave regiment of horse of his countrymen, most of them freeholders and freeholders' sons, and who upon matter of conscience engaged in this quarrel and under Cromwell.
Page 20 - But I that am under a command not to grieve at the common rate of desolate women, while I am studying which way to moderate my woe and \i <*. were possible to augment my love, can for the present find out none more just to your dear father nor consolatory to myself than the preservation of his memory...
Page 370 - His wife and children were setting up for principality, which suited no better with any of them, than scarlet on the ape ; only to speak the truth of himself he had much natural greatness, and well became the place he had usurped.
Page 81 - God's glory or worship, could not endure blasphemous oaths, ribald conversation, profane scoffs, sabbath breaking, derision of the word of God, and the like - whoever could endure a sermon, modest habit or conversation, or anything good - all these were puritans...
Page 359 - Westminster, in a magnificent monument, at the public charge, who, if he could have foreseen what was done by them, would certainly have made it his desire that his body might have found a grave where his soul left it, so much did he despise those pompous and expensive vanities ; having erected for himself a more glorious monument in the hearts of good men, by his affection to his country, his abilities of mind, his impartial justice, his diligence in the public service, and his other virtues ; which...
Page 366 - Are we condemn'd by fate's unjust decree, No more our houses and our homes to see ? Or shall we mount again the rural throne, And rule the country kingdoms once our own ; Did we for these barbarians plant and sow ? On these, on these, our happy fields bestow? Good heaven! what dire effects from civil discord flow! Now let me graft my pears, and prune the vine ; The fruit is theirs, the labour only mine.
Page 371 - At last he took upon himself to make lords and knights, and wanted not many fools, both of the army and gentry, to accept of and strut in his mock titles. Then the Earl of Warwick's grandchild and the Lord Falconbridge married his two daughters; such pitiful slaves were the nobles of those days.
Page 289 - He had a brave regiment of his countrymen, most of them freeholders and freeholders' sons, and who upon matter of conscience engaged in this quarrel ; and thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without by good iron arms, they would, as one man, stand firmly and charge desperately.

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