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History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate: 1649-1656
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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Page 263 - be disturbed; but if as a Council of State, this is no place for you; and since you cannot but know what was done at the House in the morning, so take notice that the Parliament is dissolved." In the name of that dissolved Parliament Bradshaw answered him with dignity. "Sir, we
Page 261 - Sir Henry Vane! Sir Henry Vane! The Lord deliver me from Sir Henry Vane ! " *• From words Cromwell proceeded to acts. By his direction Harrison stepped up to the Speaker's chair, and upon Lenthall's refusal to stir, handed him down the floor of the House. It needed the same show of compulsion to stir Algernon Sidney from his seat.
Page 261 - You are no Parliament. I say you are no Parliament. I will put an end to your sitting." " Call them in ; call them in," he added, turning to Harrison as he spoke. Harrison obeyed orders. The door was flung open, and with measured
Page 143 - depart, and the people of Virginia were to ' have free trade as the people of England do enjoy to all places and with all nations according to the laws of that Commonwealth,' as well as to ' be free from all taxes, customs, and impositions whatever
Page 260 - of the impending catastrophe. " Sir," he replied, " the work is very great and dangerous, therefore I desire you seriously to consider of it before you engage in it." For a quarter of an hour longer Cromwell kept his seat. At last the Speaker put the final question 'that this Bill do pass.' "This,
Page 281 - to be and appear at the Council Chamber at Whitehall upon the fourth day of July next ensuing the date hereof; then and there to take upon you the said trust; unto which you are hereby called and appointed to serve as a member for the County of . And
Page 228 - to dislike them, nor can they be kept within the bounds of justice and law or reason, they themselves being the supreme power of the nation, liable to no account to any, nor to be controlled or regulated by any other power; there being none superior or co-ordinate with them.
Page 76 - ordinary difficulty ; but really I think, if it may be done with safety and preservation of our rights both as Englishmen and Christians, that a settlement of somewhat with monarchical power in it would be very effectual.
Page 53 - A great oak in a pretty place,' writes Charles. It is certainly untrue that Parliamentary soldiers rode under it. "Whiles we," as Charles told the story, " were in this tree, we see soldiers going up and down in the thicket of the wood searching for persons escaped, we seeing them now and then peeping out of the wood.