History of the Commonwealth of England: Oliver, lord protector

H. Colburn, 1828 - 696 pages
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Page 59 - The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger ; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
Page 358 - are most of them old decayed serving-men, and tapsters, and such kind of fellows ; and,' said I, ' their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality; do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen, that have honour and courage and resolution in them...
Page 424 - Which is more wonderful," says Lord Clarendon, "all this was done and settled within little more than two years, to that degree of perfection that there were many buildings raised for beauty as well as use, orderly and regular plantations of trees, and fences and...
Page 42 - Antimonianism or Anabaptism ; yet, to give them their due, they did abundance of good to the church. They saved...
Page 11 - ... had. He was naturally compassionate towards objects in distress, even to an effeminate measure ; though God had made him a heart, wherein was left little room for any fear, but what was due to himself, of which there was a large proportion ; yet did he exceed in tenderness toward sufferers. A larger soul, I think, hath seldom dwelt in a house of clay than his was.
Page 358 - I raised such men as had the fear of God before them, and made some conscience of what they did, and from that day forward, I must say to you, they were never beaten, and wherever they were engaged against the enemy they beat continually.
Page 11 - I do believe, if his story were impartially transmitted, and the unprejudiced world well possessed with it, she would add him to her nine worthies, and make up that number a decemviri. He lived and died in comfortable communion with God, as judicious persons near him well observed. He was that Mordecai, ' that sought the welfare of his people, and spake peace to his seed...
Page 257 - The truth is, neither We nor They ought by the Representation of Places and Images to make a kind of Artificial Memory of those things wherein we are all bound to desire, like Themistocles, the Art of Oblivion.
Page 262 - ... truly adequate to the common good and concern of the whole body engaged in this cause : hence it is that this compacted body is now falling asunder into many dissenting parts...
Page 446 - There be, that tell me, that there is a certain cunning fellow in Scotland, called George Monk, who is said to lie in wait there to introduce Charles Stuart : I pray you use your diligence to apprehend him, and send him up to me.

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