Memoirs of the Protectorate-house of Cromwell: Deduced from an Early Period, and Continued Down to the Present Time, Volume 1

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Printed Pearson & Rollason, sold by R. Baldwin[etc] London, 1784 - Great Britain - 480 pages
 

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Page 345 - I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish ; his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour.
Page 320 - Caesar or great Alexander; Licking my feet, and wondering where I got This precious ointment. How my pace is mended! How princely do I speak! how sharp I threaten! Peasants, I'll curb your headstrong impudence, And make you tremble when the lion roars, Ye earth-bred worms. O, for a looking-glass! Poets will write whole volumes of this scorce183; Where's my attendants? Come hither, sirrah, quickly; Or by the wings of Hermes...
Page 193 - May it please your Highness ! I have a long time courted that young gentlewoman there, my lady's woman, and cannot prevail; I was therefore humbly praying her ladyship to intercede for me.
Page 405 - Here's the purse of the public faith ; Here's the model of the Sequestration, When the old wives upon their good troth, Lent thimbles to...
Page i - Memoirs of the Protectorate House of Cromwell, deduced from an early period and continued down to the present time, collected chiefly from original papers and records with proofs and illustrations, together with an appendix, and embellished with engravings.
Page 328 - Chancellor o' th' University ? Which nobody can deny. A Brewer may be as bold as Hector When as he drank his cup of nectar, And a Brewer may be a Lord Protector, Which nobody can deny. Now here remains the strangest thing, How this Brewer about his liquor did bring, To be an Emperor, or a King, Which nobody can deny.
Page 451 - And, like his coach-horses, threw his highness to ground. || Then Dick, being lame, rode holding by the pummel, Not having the wit to get hold of the rein ; But the jade did so snort at the sight of a Cromwell, That poor Dick and his kindred turned footmen again.^f * Constit.
Page 461 - Let us be governed by the known laws "of the land, and let all things be kept in their proper " channels ; and let the Army be so governed that the world " may never hear of them unless there be occasion to fight. " And truly, brother, you must pardon me if I say God and " man may require this duty at your hand, and lay all mis" carriages in the Army, in point of discipline, at your door.
Page 222 - ... who well knew him, and was well known by him, the other having always been of his father's and of his party; so that they were glad enough to find themselves together.
Page 462 - Let us take heed of arbitrary power ; let us be governed by the known laws of the land; and let all things be kept in their proper channels ; and let the army be so governed, that the world may never hear of them unless there be occasion to fight.

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