The Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland: With an Appendix Containing Many Curious Pieces Relating to the History and Character of the Lord Protector

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Page 225 - ... estates and lives of three kingdoms as much at his disposal, as was the little inheritance of his father, and to be as noble and liberal in the spending of them; and lastly (for there is no end of all the particulars of his glory) to bequeath all this with one word to his posterity ; to die with peace...
Page 20 - You must get men of a spirit, and take it not ill what I say — I know you will not — of a spirit that is likely to go on as far as gentlemen will go, or else you will be beaten still.
Page 184 - ... men out of danger ; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection; as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come home safe again. He was the first man...
Page 226 - ... them; and lastly (for there is no end of all the particulars of his glory) to bequeath all this with one word to his posterity ; to die with peace at home, and triumph abroad ; to be buried among kings, and with more than regal solemnity ; and to leave a name behind him, not to be extinguished...
Page 228 - ... what admirable parts of wit and prudence, what indefatigable diligence and invincible courage...
Page 185 - ... set on the Spaniards to do it, for he would have all the world to know that an Englishman was only to be punished by an Englishman...
Page 134 - 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 277 - While we descend, at pleasure, to invade The bad with vengeance, and the good to aid. Our little world, the image of the great, Like that, amidst the boundless ocean set, Of her own growth hath all that Nature craves ; And all that's rare, as tribute from the waves.
Page 278 - Against th' unwarlike Persian and the Mede, Whose hasty flight did, from a bloodless field, More spoils than honour to the victor yield. A race unconquer'd, by their clime made bold, The Caledonians, arm'd with want and cold, Have, by a fate indulgent to your fame, Been from all ages kept for you to tame. Whom the old Roman wall...
Page 279 - Born to command, your princely virtues slept, Like humble David's, while the flock he kept: But when your troubled country call'd you forth, Your flaming courage and your matchless worth, Dazzling the eyes of all that did pretend, To fierce contention gave a prosperous end.

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