The Life of James, Duke of Ormond: Containing an Account of the Most Remarkable Affairs of His Time, and Particularly of Ireland Under His Government ; with Appendix and a Collection of Letters, Serving to Verify the Most Material Facts in the Said History, Volume 3

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The University Press, 1851 - Ireland


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Page 410 - ... said that he had set about it several times, but there was something so unfortunate in the features of the face, that he was shocked every time that he examined it, and forced to leave off his work; and if there was any stress to be laid upon physiognomy, he was sure that the person whom the picture represented was destined to a violent end.
Page 326 - Holborn ; for there he was to take horse, and go to Dover with it. This messenger knew nothing of the letter in the saddle, but some persons in Dover did.
Page 326 - ... left in the lurch ; therefore, we thought it best to prevent them, by offering first to come in upon any reasonable conditions.
Page 200 - ... and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this day of , in the year of our Lord , at , in the [county] aforesaid.
Page 410 - King went with a train of nobility to inspect the bust. As they were viewing it, a hawk flew over their heads with a partridge in his claws which he had wounded to death. Some of the partridge's blood fell upon the neck of the bust, where it remained without being wiped off.
Page 326 - Youghall one day with him and Ireton, they fell into discourse about the king's death. Cromwell thereupon said more than once, that if the king had followed his own judgment, and had been attended by none but trusty servants, he had fooled them all ; and that once they had a mind to have closed with him ; but, upon something that happened, fell off from that design. Orrery...
Page 327 - ... we were to search all that went in and out there ; but as he looked like an honest man, we would only search his saddle and so dismiss him. Upon that, we ungirt the saddle, and carried it into the stall, where we had been drinking, and left the...
Page 469 - Regicide,' says Jacobite Carte on the occasion, ' had the effect he proposed. It spread abroad the terror of his name; it cut' — in fact, it cut through the heart of the Irish War. Wexford Storm followed (not by forethought, it would seem, but by chance of war) in the same stern fashion ; and there was no other storm or slaughter needed in that country.
Page 199 - And although you exceed what law can warrant, or any powers of ours reach unto, as not knowing what you have need of, yet it being for our service, we oblige ourself, not only to give you our pardon, but to maintain the same with all our might and power ; and though either by accident...
Page 191 - ... occasion, you may confidently use and trust him in this, or any other thing he shall propound to you, for my service, there being none in whose honesty and zeal to my person and honour I have more confidence, so I rest yours, &c." To this the following postscript was added in cipher : " His honesty and affection to my service will not deceive you; but I will not answer for his judgment.

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