Lives of the most eminent foreign statesmen, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1833 - Statesmen

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Page 196 - ... escape, as did Taurinus, author of The Balance, van Moersbergen of Utrecht, and many others more or less implicated in these commotions.1 There was profound silence in the States of Holland when the arrest of Barneveld was announced. The majority sat like men distraught. At last Matenesse said, " You have taken from us our head, our tongue, and our hand, henceforth we can only sit still and look on.
Page 218 - French catholics, for the destruction of protestantism, and preventing the succession of the king of Navarre to the throne of France.
Page 189 - and know that he hath great powers and abilities, and malice itself must confess that man never hath done more faithful and powerful service to his country than he. But finis coronat opus and il di lodi lacera; oportet imperalorem stantem mori." l The cities of Holland were now thoroughly "waartgeldered," and Barneveld having sufficiently shown his Aug.
Page 202 - For the whole time of their process till now of late, there was no speech of death ; but now the consideration of the opiniatrity of the remonstrants at the synod — of the tumults at Alkmaar and Horn — of the disaffection showed in Leyden and Rotterdam, in publishing the states...
Page 203 - It is for my judges to answer before God for their conduct," replied Barneveldt : he then demanded pens, ink, and paper, to write a farewell to his wife.
Page 224 - ... avec eux par compere et commere, ont bien augmente les grivelees, et mangeant le cochon ensemble ; consomme plus de quinze cens mille ecus, qui etoit somme suffisante pour chasser 1'Espagnol de France." " Here I am," wrote Henry, " near to my enemies, and without a horse on which I can combat, or a suit of armour to put on my back ; my shirts are all in rags, my pourpoint out at elbows, and my soup pot so often upset, that I am obliged to shift for my dinner, now with one, now with another.
Page 218 - Sur cela vous vous en retournastes à la Cour , où vous trouvastes messieurs vos freres en de grandes esperances de faveur, le Roy les ayant nommés pour prendre l'habit de penitent avec luy , et fait outre cela plusieurs belles promesses ; mais toute cette nouvelle mignonnerie dura si peu , vous en avez depuis sceu les causes qui vallent mieux tenues que dittes, que ny eux, ny vous n'eustes pas grand moyen de vous en prevalloir.
Page 208 - He took notice of none, and continued to bear himself with the same grandeur and serenity on his way to the scaffold. The scaffold, erected in the minor court of the castle of the Hague, was surrounded by the guards of prince Maurice and some companies of English foot. It had been erected in haste that morning ; a funeral bier had been prepared, but that was all. Barneveldt advanced firmly, leaning on his staff, and supported by his servant. When he arrived on the scaffold, he said, " Is there no...
Page 205 - ... that the vindictive spirit of Maurice would glean satisfaction from her humility, without being in the least moved to compassion.
Page 207 - ... disunion of the provinces, abrogating the authority of the high court of justice, confusion of the finances, disgracing his excellency, crossing the states' public orders and despatches to their ambassadors abroad by his private letters and directions, abusing some of the best friends and allies of the state, and receiving large presents and sums of money of Other princes and potentates : all which he heard without interposing a word, but used many scornful looks. The sentence being ended (which...