The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: To which is Added an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland,

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At the Clarendon Press, 1826 - Great Britain
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Page 464 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 450 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 263 - Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass " by ? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like " unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, where" with the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his
Page 301 - Machiavel's method; which prescribes upon a total alteration of government, as a thing absolutely necessary, to cut off all the heads of those, and extirpate their families, who are friends to the old one. It was confidently reported, that, in the council of officers, it was more than once proposed, "that there might be a general massacre of all the royal party, as the only expedient to secure the government...
Page 515 - ... there quickly followed so excellent a composure throughout the whole kingdom, that the like peace, and plenty, and universal tranquillity for ten years was never enjoyed by any nation...
Page 584 - For let occasion be never so handsome, unless a man were resolved to fight on the parliament side, which, for my part, I had rather be hanged, it will be said without doubt, that a man is afraid to fight. If there could be an expedient found to salve the punctilio of honour, I would not continue here an hour.
Page 301 - ... but that Cromwell would never consent to it; it may be, out of too much contempt of his enemies. In a word, as he had all the wickednesses against which damnation is denounced, and for which hell-fire is prepared, so he had some virtues which have caused the memory of some men in all ages to be celebrated ; and he will be looked upon by posterity as a brave bad man.
Page 300 - Montpelier, to Cromwell, to desire his protection and interposition. The express made so much haste, and found so good a reception the first hour he came, that Cromwell, after he had received the whole account, bade him " refresh himself after so long a journey, and he would take such care of his business, that by the time he came to Paris he should find it...
Page 458 - We do believe them to be so vital a part of the constitution of the kingdom, and so necessary for the government of it that we well know neither Prince nor people can be in any tolerable degree happy without them.
Page 297 - But his greatness at home was but a shadow of the glory he had abroad. It was hard to discover which feared him most, France, Spain, or the Low Countries, where his friendship was current at the value he put upon it. As they did all sacrifice their honour and their interest to his pleasure, so there is nothing he could have demanded that either of them would have denied him.

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