What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
able action advance advantage affected answer appeared arms army believed body BOOK Bristol brought carried cause charge colonel command commons condition confidence consent continued council courage desired duty earl of Essex enemy engaged England entered expected expressed field foot forces friends garrison gave give given ground hands honour hope horse houses hundred join keep king king's kingdom knew least leave less letters likewise London looked lord loss majesty majesty's marquis matter means ment nature necessary never night officers opinion Oxford parliament party pass peace persons present preserve prince prisoners provisions quarters raised reason received regiment resolution resolved rest retired returned sent side soldiers soon stay strong success supply taken thence thing thought thousand tion town troops trust VIII Waller whole
Page 255 - Peace; and would passionately profess, 'that the very agony of the war, and the view of the calamities and desolation the kingdom did and must endure, took his sleep from him, and would shortly break his heart'.
Page 243 - ... college situated in a purer air; so that his house was a university in a less volume, whither they came, not so much for repose as study, and to examine and refine those grosser propositions which laziness and consent made current in vulgar conversation.
Page 254 - Houses not to admit any treaty for peace, those indispositions, which had before touched him, grew into a perfect habit of uncheerfulness; and he who had been so exactly easy and affable to all men, that his face and countenance was always present and vacant to his company, and held any cloudiness and less pleasantness of the visage a kind of rudeness or incivility, became on a sudden less communicable; and thence very sad, pale, and exceedingly affected with the spleen.
Page 256 - ... that his office could not take away the privileges of his age ; and that a secretary in war might be present at the greatest secret of danger ; but withal alleged seriously, that it concerned him to be more active in enterprises of hazard than other men, that all might see that his impatiency for peace proceeded not from pusillanimity, or fear to adventure his own person.
Page 283 - God, the good of the kingdoms, and the honour of the king; but shall all the days of our lives zealously and constantly continue therein against all opposition, and promote the same according to our power, against all lets and impediments whatsoever...
Page 93 - He was indeed a very wise man and of great parts, and possessed with the most absolute spirit of popularity and the most absolute faculties to govern the people of any man I ever knew.
Page 280 - A solemn League and Covenant for reformation and defence of religion, the honour and happiness of the King, and the peace and safety of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Page 310 - And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.
Page 281 - ... the preservation of the reformed religion in the Church of Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, against our common enemies ; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed Churches...
Page 256 - ... that he was so much enamoured on peace that he would have been glad the King should have bought it at any price, which was a most unreasonable calumny ; as if a man that was himself the most punctual and precise in every circumstance that might reflect upon conscience or honour could have wished the King to have committed a trespass against either.