The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1888 - Great Britain
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Page 331 - It ran as follows :I, AB, do in the presence of Almighty God, promise, vow and protest to maintain and defend, as far as lawfully I may, with my Life, Power and Estate the true Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 72 - He was a great lover of his country, and of the religion and justice, which he believed could only support it; and his friendships were only with men of those principles. And as his conversation was most with men of the most pregnant parts, and understanding, so towards any such, who needed support, or encouragement, though unknown, if fairly recommended to him, he was very liberal.
Page 72 - Court, 1628 because he never desired to get that for himself which others laboured for, but was still ready to promote the pretences of worthy men. And he was equally celebrated in the country for having received no obligations from the Court which might corrupt or sway his affections and judgment...
Page 260 - MY Lord Clarendon has observed, that few men have done more harm than those who have been thought to be able to do least ; and there cannot be a greater error, than to believe a man, whom we see qualified with too mean parts to do good, to be therefore incapable of doing hurt. There is a supply of malice, of pride, of industry, and even of folly, in the weakest, when he sets his heart upon it, that makes a strange progress in mischief.
Page 74 - He pretended to no other qualifications, than to understand horses and dogs very well, which his master loved him the better for, (being, at his first coming into England, very jealous of those who had the reputation of great parts,) and to be believed honest and generous, which made him many friends, and left him then* no enemy.
Page 318 - Pickadilly, (which was a fair house for entertainment and gaming, with handsome gravel walks with shade, and where were an upper and lower bowling-green, whither very many of the nobility and gentry of the best quality resorted, both for exercise and conversation...
Page 503 - House, attended with a great multitude of men, armed in warlike manner with halberds, swords and pistols, who came up to the very door of the House, and placed themselves there, and in other places and passages near to the...
Page 54 - ... left the field, and alighted, at his mother's lodgings in Whitehall, with whom he was shut up for the space of two or three hours ; the noise of their discourse frequently reaching the ears of those who attended in the next rooms. And when the duke left her, his countenance appeared full of trouble, with a mixture of anger ; a countenance that was never before observed in him in any...
Page 255 - That the charge against the earl of Strafford was of an extraordinary nature, being to make a treason evident out of a complication of several ill acts ; that he must be traced through many dark paths...
Page 222 - the same men who, six months before, were observed to be of very moderate tempers, and to wish that gentle remedies might be applied, talked now in another dialect both of kings and persons; and said that they must now be of another temper than they were the last Parliament.

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