History of the Commonwealth of England: To the death of Charles I

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H. Colburn, 1826 - Great Britain - 696 pages

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Page 160 - But there are other judges who think I ought not to have translated Chaucer into English, out of a quite contrary notion: they suppose there is a certain veneration due to his old language, and that it is little less than profanation and sacrilege to alter it.
Page 154 - Army, hired to serve any Arbitrary Power of a State, but called forth and conjured by the several Declarations of Parliament, to the defence of our own and the People's just Rights and Liberties.
Page 665 - I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it,' I replied, 'You may take your own course ; I cannot stop you ; but I will keep myself clean from having any hand in this business,' and immediately went out of the room and never returned.
Page 683 - My life they prize at such a slender rate, That in my absence they draw bills of hate, To prove the King a traitor to the State.
Page 132 - I am endeavouring to get to London , so that the conditions may be such as a gentleman may own , and that the rebels may acknowledge me king, being not without hope that I shall be able so to draw either the presbyterians or independents to side with me for extirpating the one or the other, that I shall be really king again.
Page 404 - ... we were to search all that went in and out there ; but as he looked like an honest man, we would only search his saddle and so dismiss him. Upon that, we ungirt the saddle, and carried it into the stall, where we had been drinking, and left the...
Page 403 - But while we were busied in these thoughts, there came a letter from one of our spies, who was of the King's bedchamber, which acquainted us, that on that day our final doom was decreed ; that he could not possibly tell what it was, but we might find it out if we could intercept a letter sent from the King to the Queen, wherein he declared what he would do.
Page 152 - He had a brave regiment of horse of his countrymen, most of them freeholders and freeholders' sons, and who upon matter of conscience engaged in this quarrel and under Cromwell. And thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without by good iron arms, they would, as one man, stand firmly and charge desperately.
Page 611 - I cannot depart, no, not in show — will do the same : and, to deal freely with you, the great concession I made this day — the Church, militia, and Ireland — was made merely in order to my escape, of which if I had not hope, I would not have done...
Page 404 - ... then ripping up one of the skirts of the saddle, we there found the letter of which we had been informed ; and having got it into our own hands, we delivered the saddle again to the man, telling him he was an honest man and bid him go about his business. The man, not knowing what had been done, went away to Dover.

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