The Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow, Lieutenant-general of the Horse in the Army of the Commonwealth of England, 1625-1672, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1894 - Great Britain - 4 pages
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1894 / 2 vols. / 125

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Page 354 - It's you that have forced me to this, for I have -sought the Lord night and day, that he would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 178 - He sent me word, by the same messenger, that he durst not see me, it being very dangerous to us both, and bid me be assured, that he would serve his Majesty as long as he could do it without his own ruin ; but desired that I would not expect that he should perish for his sake.
Page 207 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land : and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Page 379 - My Lord Protector's Mother, of Ninety' four years old, died last night. A little before her death she gave my 'Lord her blessing, in these words : " The Lord cause His face to shine ' upon you ; and comfort you in all your adversities ; and enable you to ' do great things for the glory of your Most High God, and to be a relief 43 Thurloe, i. 652 3 ; Ludlow, ii. 508. ' unto His People. My dear Son, I leave my heart with thee. A good ' night ! " ' u — and therewith sank into her long sleep.
Page 184 - There, in a lonely room, from bailiffs snug, The muse found Scroggen stretch'd beneath a rug. A window, patch'd with paper, lent a ray, That dimly...
Page 357 - 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 246 - ... 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; from the consideration of which he was often encouraged to attend the effecting those ends, spending at least an hour in the exposition of that Psalm...
Page 244 - LieutenantGeneral," says Ludlow, "acted his part so to the life that I really thought him in earnest; which obliged me to step to him as he was withdrawing with the rest of the Committee out of the council-chamber, and to desire him that he would not, in compliment and humility, obstruct the service of the nation by his refusal; but the consequence made it sufficiently evident, that he had no such intention.
Page 352 - Sir, the work is very great and dangerous: therefore I desire you seriously to consider of it before you engage in it.
Page 267 - The first words of the two ambassadors made it evident that such offers would not suffice them. "We propose," they said, " that the amity and good correspondence which hath anciently been between the English nation and the United Provinces, be not only renewed and preserved inviolably, but that a more strict and intimate alliance...

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