Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: ... Carefully Corrected, and Revised by the Folio Copy

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Hamilton, Balfour, and Neill, 1753 - Great Britain

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Page 256 - Was overthrown by Mr. Baxter, who was a man of great piety, and, if he had not meddled in too many things, would have been efteemed one of the learned men of the age. He writ near two hundred books; of thefe, three are large folios: he had a very moving and pathetical way of
Page 267 - and a promoter of experimental philofophy, which was then a new thing, and much looked after. He was naturally ambitious, but was the wifeft Clergyman I ever knew. He was a lover of mankind, and had a delight in doing good. More was an open hearted, and
Page 57 - better, that they might know whom to depend on. Cromwell, upon that, faid, he was fure of the army; but there was another body that had more need of purging, naming the houfe of Commons, and he' thought the army only could do that. Two officers that were prefent brought an account of this to
Page 223 - refufe of the Northern parts. Thofe of them, who arofe above contempt or fcandal, were men of fuch violent tempers, that they were as much hated, as the others were defpifed. This was the Fatal beginning of reftoring
Page 232 - taken pains to fee if I could find out his meaning in his works, yet I could never reach it. And fince many others have faid the fame, it may be reafonable to believe, he hid fomewhat that was a neceflary key to the reft. His friends told me, he leaned to
Page 52 - to extremities. Upon this Cromwell entered into a long difcourfe of the nature of the regal power, according to the principles of Mariana and Buchanan: he thought a breach of truft in a King ought to be punifhed more than any other crime whatfoever. He faid, as to their covenant, they fwore to the prefervation of the King's perfon in
Page 271 - laid together in fo diftinct a method, that he could, with very little labour, write on any of them. He had more life in his imagination, and a truer judgment, than may feem confiftent with fuch a laborious courfe of ftudy. Yet, as much as he was fet on
Page 129 - of juftice. He never feemed to underftand foreign affairs well: and yet he meddled too much in them. He had too much levity in his wit, and did not always obferve the decorum of his poft. He was high, and was apt to reject, with too much contempt,
Page 379 - heated with wine, he fcarce ever fpoke: but he was upon that exaltation a very lively man. Never was fo much ill nature in a pen as in his, joined with fo much good nature as was in himfelf, even to excefs; for he was againft all punifhing, even of malefactors. He was bountiful, even to run
Page 64 - law, it is of no force in an appeal to the world ; for if a thing is true, it is no matter how full or how defective the proof is. The thing that gave me the ftrongeft prejudice againft him in that book is, that, after he had feen the ill

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