The Nicholas Papers: Correspondence of Sir Edward Nicholas ..., Issue 1

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Camden Society, 1886 - Great Britain
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Page 292 - All honest men here who are lovers of monarchy are very glad, that the Ung hath at length banished his court that father of atheists, Mr. Hobbes...
Page 299 - And I am told that Lord Percy and some others here are of opinion that Lilburne is more able to set the crown on the King's head than ever Scotland was, if his Majesty will follow his advice'.
Page 293 - I hear Lord Percy is much concerned in the forbidding Hobbes to come to court, and says it was you and other episcopal men that were the cause of it. But I hear that Wat Montagu and other Papists (to the shame of the true Protestants) were the chief cause that that great atheist was sent away. And I may tell you some say that the Marq. of Ormonde was very slow in signifying the King's command to Hobbes to forbear coming to court, which I am confident is not true, though several persons affirm it.
Page 184 - ... persecute their religion within all his kingdome, that he could not expect any assistance from them : nay, she herself was hereby disabled to serve him, . . . And the other being spoken by the Queene of England, Mistris Boyle made answer unto the Queene of England that the world did beleeve her Majestie had persuaded the King to this agreement with the Scots, to which the Queene replied, "God forbid that I should have had a hand in perswading him to sacrifice his honor or conscience.
Page 72 - I am a sad man to understand that your honour is in want," wrote Endymion Porter, from Paris, to Mr. Secretary Nicholas, " but it is all our cases, for I am in so much necessity, that, were it not for an Irish barber, that was once my servant, I might have starved for want of bread. He hath lent me some monies, which will last me for a fortnight longer, and then I shall be as much subject to misery as I was before.
Page 252 - Their main business was with the duke of Lorrain, to procure money for their journey into Spain. The duke was a prince that lived in a different manner from all other sovereign princes in the world : from the time, that he had been driven out of his country by France, he had retired to Brussels with his army, which he kept up very strong, and served the king of Spain with it against the French...
Page 214 - Henrietta Maria in Paris refused to send supplies. She was determined to get James back to Paris, not because she wanted him near her, but in order to vindicate her authority: as Nicholas put it, "that they may have the new modelling of him and teach him to bow to the Baal of the Louvre, which is the Idol which hath ruined our Israel".
Page 43 - Lothian ; who, in the beginning of the rebellion, had been employed by the conspirators into France, and coming afterwards into England was imprisoned thereupon, and being after set at liberty continued amongst those who, upon all occasions, carried the rebellion highest, and shewed the most implacable malice to the person of the king. And by this time Argyle was become so much more master of Scotland than Cromwell was of England, that he had not so much as the shadow of a parliament to contend,...
Page 115 - ... Porter, also from Holyrood, with ominous foreboding, says: "The publick applawse eposes monarkie, and I feare this Hand before it be long will be a Theater of distractions." A very vivid picture of the horror caused in Royalist circles by the execution of Charles is afforded. Sir John Grenville says : " Sir, the extraordinary ill newes I have heard since my being here concerning the most horrid murther and treason committed on the person of his most sacred Majesty has so transported me with griefe...