Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow, Esq. ...: With a Collection of Original Papers, Serving to Confirm and Illustrate Many Important Passages Contained in the Memoirs. To which is Now Added, The Case of King Charles the First. With a Copious Index, Volume 2

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W. Sands, 1751
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Page 21 - 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 129 - That they had hazarded their lives against monarchy, and were still ready so to do in defence of the liberties of the nation ; that having observed in some men great endeavours to bring the nation again under their old servitude, by pressing their general to take upon him the title and government of a king, in order to destroy him and weaken the hands of those who were faithful to the public ; they therefore humbly desired that they would discountenance all such persons and endeavours...
Page 127 - For they assured him, that there was more in this matter than he perceived ; that those who put him upon it were no enemies to Charles Stuart ; and that if he accepted of it, he would infallibly draw ruin on himself and friends.
Page 19 - Lord night and day that he would rather slay me than put me on the doing of this work!" [Then] Cromwell . . . ordered the House to be cleared of all the members . . . ; after which he went to the clerk, and snatching the Act of Dissolution, which was ready to pass, out of his hand, he put it under his cloak, and, having commanded the doors to be locked up, went away to Whitehall.
Page 213 - ... stood up, and interrupted him, declaring his abhorrence of that detestable action, and telling the Council, that being now going to his God, he had not patience ' to sit there to hear his great name so openly ' blasphemed ; and, therefore, departed to his lodgings, and withdrew himself from public employment.
Page 19 - Cromwell rejected this advice, and called Allen to account for some hundred thousand pounds which, as Treasurer of the army, he had embezzled. Allen replied, " That it was well known that it had not been his fault that his account was not made up long since ; that he had often tendered it to the House, and that he asked no favour from any man in that matter.
Page 17 - Parliament ripe for a dissolution, and this to be the time for doing it. The major-general answered, as he since told me, ' Sir, the work is very great and dangerous; therefore I desire you seriously to consider of it before you engage in it.
Page 28 - ... and resolved to sacrifice all our victories and deliverances to his pride and ambition, under colour of taking upon him the office as it were of a High Constable, in order to keep the peace of the nation, and to restrain men from cutting one another's throats1.
Page 17 - this is the time I must do it ; ' and suddenly standing up, made a speech, wherein he loaded the Parliament with the vilest reproaches, charging them not to have a heart to do any thing for the publick good, to have espoused the corrupt interest of Presbytery and the lawyers, who were the supporters of tyranny and oppression, accusing them of an intention to perpetuate themselves in power, had they not been forced to the passing of this Act, which he affirmed they designed never to observe...
Page 128 - how wilt thou hinder it?" To which Pride replied: "Get me a petition drawn, and I will prevent it.

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