The Lives of the English Regicides: And Other Commissioners of the Pretended High Court of Justice, Appointed to Sit in Judgement Upon Their Sovereign, King Charles the First, Volume 2

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J. Stockdale, 1798 - Great Britain

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Page 51 - My lord, I did see a pen in Mr. Cromwell's hand, and he marked Mr. Marten in the face with it, and Mr. Marten did the like to him...
Page 69 - No man more obsequious to the court than he, whilst it flourished ; a great flatterer of all persons in authority, and a spy in all places for them. From the beginning of the parliament, he concurred with those who were most violent against the court, and most like to prevail against it ; and being thereupon branded with ingratitude, as that brand commonly makes men most impudent, he continued his desperate pace with them, till he became one of the murderers of his master.
Page 52 - My masters, he is come, he is come, and now we are doing that great work that the whole nation will be full of ; therefore I desire you to let us resolve here what answer we shall give the king when he comes before us; for the first question that he will ask us, will be, by what authority and commission do we try him ? ' To which none answered presently.
Page 52 - Brereton had concluded on such a business : then turning to the board, said thus : — ' My masters, he is come, he is come, and now we are doing that great work that the whole nation will be full of; therefore I desire you to let us...
Page 286 - Sir, you have an intention to be arbitrator between the parliament and us, and we mean to be so between you and the parliament.
Page 40 - Saltmarsh, a puritan minister, in which he urged, among other things, that " all means should be used to keep the king and his people from a sudden union ; that the war ought to be cherished under the notion of popery, as the surest means to engage the people ; and that if the king would not grant their demands, then to root him out and the royal line, and to collate the crown upon somebody else.
Page 107 - Basil) but you cannot take away my comfort ; my head, but not my crown ; yea, said he, had I a thousand lives, I would lay them all down for my Saviour's sake, who hath done abundantly more for me." John Ardley professed to Bonner, when he told him of burning, and how ill he could endure it, " That if he had as many lives, as he had hairs on his head, he would lose them all in the fire, before he would lose his Christ.
Page 197 - Feb. 24, 1645. He that will give my GRACE but what is hers, Muft fay her death has not Made only her dear SCOTT, But Virtue, Worth, and Sweetnefs, widowers.
Page 159 - Carew, to whom he complained of the great weight of affairs that by this undertaking was fallen upon him ; affirming that the thoughts of the consequences thereof made him to tremble, and therefore...
Page 120 - Commons, to present the citizens' petition, which was subscribed by fifteen thousand persons, against the discipline and ceremonies of the national church : this produced the resolution of the House of Commons, " That the clergy in a synod or convocation, had no power to make laws, canons, or constitutions, to bind either laity or clergy, without the parliament, and that the canons made by the late convocation are against the fundamental laws of this realm, the king's prerogative, propriety of the...

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