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 1

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Page 316 - Ireton, the news of which being brought over, was so unacceptable to him that he said, ' they had many just debts, which he desired they would pay before they made any such presents ; that he had no need of their land, and therefore would not have it ; and that he should be more contented to see them doing the service of the nation, than so liberal in disposing of the public treasure.
Page 271 - ... no other probable means to keep out the old family and government from returning upon us ; declaring that he looked upon the design of the Lord in this day to be the freeing of his people from every burden, and that he was now accomplishing what was prophesied in the 110th Psalm...
Page 354 - When we had received our boats, each of which was capable of containing one hundred and twenty men, I ordered one of them to be rowed about the water, in order to find out the most convenient place for landing upon the enemy ; which they perceiving, thought fit by a timely submission to prevent the danger that threatened them; and having expressed their desires to that purpose, commissioners were appointed on both sides to treat.
Page 229 - That the measures taken by the parliament were contrary to the trust reposed in them, and tending to contract the guilt of the blood that had been shed, upon themselves and the nation : that it was therefore the duty of the army, to endeavour to put a stop to such proceedings...
Page 227 - That blood defileth the land, and the land " cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the
Page 360 - ... robes, a crucifix, chalice, and other furniture of that kind. Those within preserved themselves by laying their heads close to a water that ran through the rock. We found two rooms in the place, one of which was large enough to turn a pike...
Page 360 - About an hour and a half after this, one of them was heard to groan very strongly, and afterwards more weakly, whereby we presumed that the work was done ; yet the fire was continued till about midnight, and then taken away, that the place might be cool enough for ours to enter the next morning. At which time some went in, armed with back, breast, and...
Page 168 - He told me, that he had lately seen the tenderest sight that ever his eyes beheld, which was the interview between the King and his Children, and wept plentifully at the remembrance of it...
Page 231 - Cromwell the night after the interruption of the House arrived from Scotland, and lay at Whitehall ; where, and at other places, he declared he had not been acquainted with this design : yet, since it was done, he was glad of it, and would endeavour to maintain it.
Page 230 - Ireton went to Sir Thomas Fairfax, and acquainted him with the necessity of this extraordinary way of proceeding; having taken care to have the army drawn up the next morning by seven of the clock.

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