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" 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. I advised you formerly to bear with men of different minds from yourself : if you had done it when I advised... "
Worthies of the world, a series of historical and critical sketches, ed. by ... - Page 605
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 193

1901
...an Anabaptist. ' But shall that,' said Cromwell, ' render him incapable to serve the public ? . . . Sir, the ' State, in choosing men to serve it, takes...willing faithfully to serve it, that ' satisfies.' The truth is that Cromwell was a practical man engaged in a terrible struggle, as well as a religious...
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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations, Volume 1

Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1850
...would be pleased to use them kindly, you would find as good a fence to you as any you have yet chosen. Sir, the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes...different minds from yourself: if you had done it when T advised you to it, I think you would not have had so many stumblingblocks in your way. It may be...
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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations, Volume 1

Oliver Cromwell - 1845
...would be pleased to use them kindly, you would find as good a fence to you as any you have yet chosen. Sir, the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice oj tJteir opinions; if they be willing faithfully to serve it, — that satisfies. I advised you formerly...
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Footsteps of our forefathers

James Goodeve Miall - 1851
...anabaptist.' " " Are you sure of that ? Admit he be, shall that render bim incapable to serve the public?"* *" Sir, the state, in choosing men to serve it, takes...minds from yourself: if you had done it when I advised you to it, I think you would not have had so many stumbling-blocks in your way." What will the Westminster...
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Footsteps of our ForeFathers: What them Sffered and what tjem Sought

James G. Miall. - 1852
...you sure of that ? Admit he be, shall that render him incapable to serve the public ? " % % it girj the state, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice...from yourself : if you had done it when I advised you to it, I think you would not have had so many stumbling-blocks in your way." What will the Westminster...
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Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches, with elucidations by T ..., Volume 1

Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1857
...would be pleased to use them kindly, you would find as good a fence to you as any you have yet chosen. Sir, the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes...from yourself : if you had done it when I advised you to it, I think you would not have had so many stumblingblocks in your way. It may be you judge...
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History of Civilization in England, Volume 1

Henry Thomas Buckle - Civilization - 1857
...Crawford, recently printed in Carlyle's Cromwell, vol. i. pp. 201, 202, 8vo, 1846. In it Cromwell writes, " Sir, the state, in choosing men to serve it, takes...willing faithfully to serve it, — that satisfies." See additional proof in Carwitheris Hist, of the Church of England, vol. ii. pp. 245, 249. * No one...
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History of Civilization in England, Volume 2

Henry Thomas Buckle - England - 1858 - 510 pages
...recently printed in Ciirli/le's Cromwell, vol. i. pp. 201, 202, 8vo, 1846. In it Cromwell writes, " Sir, the state, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions ; if they l>e willing faithfully to serve it, — that satisfies." See additional proof iu Carwithen's Hint,...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 3

David Masson - 1873
...had written to Crawford on one occasion, when an Anabaptist colonel had been put under disgrace, " the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no "...bear with " men of different minds from yourself: if yon had done it " when I advised you to it, I think you would not have had " so many stumbling-blocks...
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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: Including the Supplement ..., Volume 2

Oliver Cromwell - Great Britain - 1859
...would be pleased to use them kindly, you would find as good a fence to you as any you have yet chosen. Sir, the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their * 11 March (Cooper, iii., 371 ; details in Neal, ii., 79-89). opimons ; if they be willing faithfully...
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