The history of England, Volume 10

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Page 338 - ... casting off all lingering proceedings, like soldiers of fortune beyond sea, to spin out a war, we shall make the kingdom weary of us, and hate the name of a Parliament. For what do the enemy say ? Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament ? Even this, that the members of both Houses have got great places and commands, and the sword into their hands; and what by interest in...
Page 211 - We Noblemen, Barons, Knights, Gentlemen, Citizens, Burgesses, Ministers of the Gospel and Commons of all sorts, in the kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by the providence of GOD, living under one King, and being of one reformed religion, having before our eyes the glory of GOD, and the advancement of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST...
Page 338 - I do conceive if the army be not put into another method and the war more vigorously prosecuted, the people can bear the war no longer, and will enforce you to a dishonourable peace.
Page 212 - Churches ; and we shall endeavour to bring the Churches of God in the three kingdoms to the nearest conjunction and uniformity in religion...
Page 212 - III. We shall with the same sincerity, reality and constancy in our several vocations endeavour with our estates and lives mutually to preserve the rights and privileges of the parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms...
Page 327 - ... will be easily seen if it deserve to be so esteemed. I need not tell thee what secrecy this business requires ; yet this I will say, that this is the greatest point of confidence I can express to thee ; for it is no thanks to me to trust thee in any thing else but in this, which is the only thing of difference in opinion betwixt us. And yet I know thou wilt make as good a bargain for me even in this; I trusting thee, though it concern religion, as if thou wert a Protestant — the visible good...
Page 213 - King ; but shall all the days of our lives zealously and constantly continue therein, against all opposition, and promote the same according to our power against all lets and impediments whatsoever ; and what we are not able...
Page 214 - ... private, in all duties we owe to God and man, to amend our lives, and each one to go before...
Page 213 - V. And whereas the happiness of a blessed peace between these Kingdoms, denied in former times to our progenitors, is by the good Providence of God granted unto us, and hath been lately concluded and settled by both Parliaments, we shall each one of us, according to our place and interest, endeavour that they may remain conjoined in a firm peace and union to all posterity ; and that justice may be done upon the wilful opposers thereof, in manner expressed in the precedent Articles.
Page 213 - V. And whereas the happiness of a blessed Peace between these Kingdoms, denied in former times to our Progenitors, is by the good Providence of God granted unto us, and hath been lately concluded and settled by both Parliaments : We shall, each one of us, according to our places and interest, endeavour that they may remain conjoined in a firm Peace and Union to all Posterity...

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