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 1

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J. Stockdale, 1798 - Great Britain - 340 pages
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Page 55 - Sir, we have heard what you did at the house in the morning, and before many hours all England will hear it: but, Sir, you are mistaken to think that the parliament is dissolved; for no power under heaven can dissolve them but themselves; therefore take you notice of that.
Page 54 - Gentlemen, if you are met here as private persons, you shall not be disturbed ; but, if as a Council of State, this is no place for you. And since you cannot but know what was done at the house this morning, so take notice that the parliament is dissolved.
Page 313 - HARRISON. I think that which my Lord General hath propounded is to advise as to a settlement both of our civil and spiritual liberties, and so that the mercies which the Lord hath given in to us may not be cast away : how this may be done is the great question.
Page 164 - ... counsels, that he suffered himself to be applied to their worst offices, taking it to be a high honour to sit upon the same bench with Cromwell, who employed and contemned him at once : nor did that party of miscreants look upon any two men in the kingdom with that scorn and detestation, as they did upon Danvers and Mildmay.
Page 316 - I will put an end to your prating. You are no Parliament. I say you are no Parliament. I will put an end to your sitting.
Page 60 - He died in 1659, and on his death-bed asserted that, if the king were to be tried and condemned again, he would be the first to agree to it. He was...
Page 60 - ... up, and interrupted him, declaring his abhorrence of that detestable action, and telling the Council, that being now going to his God, he had not patience ' to sit there to hear his great name so openly ' blasphemed ; and, therefore, departed to his lodgings, and withdrew himself from public employment.
Page 49 - ... he would then give his final answer;" which he did the next day; and with great humility accepted the office, which he administered with all the pride, impudence, and superciliousness imaginable.
Page 187 - ... hearted man that lives upon the earth. However, it is not fit that the court should be hindered from their duty by one peevish man. The bottom of all this is known ; he would fain save his old master ; let us, without more ado, go back and do our duty.
Page 51 - And now, the lord president of the high court of justice seemed to be the greatest magistrate in England. And though it was not thought seasonable to make any such declaration, yet some of those whose opinions grew quickly into ordinances, upon several occasions, declared, " that they believed that office was not to be looked upon as necessary pro hac vice only, but for continuance; and that he who executed it deserved to have an ample and a liberal estate conferred upon him for ever...

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