Memoirs of James earl of Derby, with an account of the life of Oliver Cromwell, including a complete History of the rebellion in the years 1745-6, to which is added, The life of Napoleone Buonaparte

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Page 106 - are most of them old decayed serving men, and tapsters and such kind of fellows and,' said I, 'their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality. Do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Page 120 - ... by them. He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon water : and though he hath been very well imitated and followed, he was the first that gave the example of that kind of naval courage %, and bold and resolute achievements.
Page 106 - I did tell him, you must get men of a spirit. And take it not ill what I say (I know you will not) of a spirit that is likely to go on as far as gentlemen will go, or else I am sure you will be beaten still ; I told him so, I did truly.
Page 106 - You must get men of a spirit, and take it not ill what I say — I know you will not — of a spirit that is likely to go on as far as gentlemen will go, or else you will be beaten still.
Page 47 - Hanover's allies, being called over to protect his government against the King's subjects, is it not high time for the King my father to accept also of the assistance of those who are able, and who have engaged to support him ? But will the world, or any one man of sense in it, infer from thence, that he inclines to be a tributary Prince, rather than an independent Monarch ? Who has the better chance to be independent on foreign powers ? He who, with the aid of his own subjects, can wrest the...
Page 46 - Has a family, upon whom a faction unlawfully bestowed the diadem of a rightful Prince, retained a due sense of so great a trust and favour? Have you found more humanity and...
Page 43 - ... attempt is not undertaken in order to enslave a free people, but to redress and remove the encroachments made upon them ; not to impose upon any a religion which they dislike, but to secure them all...
Page 42 - George's church now stands] surrounded by a ditch twelve yards wide, and ten yards deep, from which to the river was a covered way, through which the ditch was filled with water, and by which, when the tide was out, men, provisions, and military stores were brought as occasion required.
Page 61 - Answer those deceivers, that they are only come to rescue the rights of the poor from the hands of their tyrants ; and that the French adore the Supreme Being, and honour the Prophet and his holy Koran.
Page 122 - Upon hearing the petition, the Protector told his council he would take that affair upon himself, and ordered the man to attend him next morning. He examined him...

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