Cromwell as a Soldier

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1899 - Great Britain - 538 pages
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This volume focuses heavily on Oliver Cromwell's military career. With some introductory information about his early life in chapter one, the rest of the work details each military event that Cromwell participated in chronologically.

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Page 382 - I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood ; and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future. Which are the satisfactory grounds to such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret.
Page 5 - ... a plain cloth suit which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish ; his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour.
Page 5 - I knew not, — very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country-tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side...
Page 104 - Enemy, sometimes the other, to the exceeding glory of God be it spoken, and the great honor of those two Gentlemen, they with this handful forced the Enemy so, and dared them to their teeth in at the least eight or nine several removes, — the Enemy following at their heels; and they, though their horses were exceedingly tired, retreating in order, near carbine-shot of the Enemy, who thus followed them, firing upon them ; Colonel Cromwell...
Page 130 - I believe, if he follow my counsel, he will deserve no other but respect from you. Take heed of being sharp, or too easily sharpened by others, against those to whom you can object little but that they square not with you in every opinion concerning matters of religion. If there be any other offence to be charged upon him, — that must in a judicial way receive determination.
Page 346 - We held them in some dispute till our Army came up ; they maintaining the Pass with great resolution for many hours ; ours and theirs coming to push of pike and very close charges, — which forced us to give ground ; but our men, by the blessing of God, quickly recovered it, and charging very home upon them, beat them from their standing...
Page 60 - Lay not too much upon the back of a poor gentleman, who desires, without much noise, to lay down his life, and bleed the last drop to serve the Cause and you. I ask not your money for myself: if that were my end and hope, — viz. the pay of my place, — I would not open my mouth at this time. I desire to deny myself; but others will not be satisfied.
Page 115 - It had been well that men of honour and birth had entered into these employments:- — but why do they not appear? Who would have hindered them ? Bat seeing it was necessary the work must go on, better plain men than none ; — but best to have men patient of wants, faithful and conscientious in their employment.
Page 319 - It's certainly reported to us that within four or six days they'll cut Foyer's throat, and come all away to us. Poyer told them, Saturday last, that if relief did not come by Monday night, they should no more believe him, nay they should hang him. We have not got our Guns and Ammunition from Wallingford as yet; but, however, we have scraped up a few, which stand us in very good stead. Last night, we got two little guns planted, which in Twenty-four hours will take away their Mills; and then, as Poyer...
Page 129 - is an anabaptist.' " "Are you sure of that ? Admit he be, shall that render him incapable to serve the public ? " * * " Sir, the state, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions ; if they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.

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