The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Volume 3, Issue 1

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Page 35 - And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
Page 539 - ... which made him live more easily towards those who were, or were willing to be, inferior to him, (towards whom he exercised wonderful civility and generosity,) than with his superiors or equals. He was naturally jealous, and suspected those who did not concur with him in the way, not to mean so well as he. He was not without vanity, but his virtues were much superior, and he well deserved to have his memory preserved, and celebrated amongst the most illustrious persons of the age in which he lived.
Page 354 - Judge himfelf ; who told the jury, " that it was a bufinefs of great importance " that was before them ; and therefore that they fhould ** take heed what they did in it : that there was a time " indeed when intentions and words were treafon, but...
Page 390 - This made him more irresolute than the conjuncture of his affairs would admit. If he had been of a rougher and more imperious nature, he would have found more respect and duty ; and his not applying some severe cures to approaching evils, proceeded from the lenity of his nature and the tenderness of his conscience, which, in all cases of blood, made him choose the softer way, and not hearken to severe counsels, how reasonably soever urged.
Page 269 - He was very brave in his person, and in a day of battle a gallant man to look upon, and follow ; but at all other times and places, of a nature not to be lived with, of an ill understanding, of a rough and proud nature...
Page 327 - ... that if he did not consent to the utter abolishing " of episcopacy, he would be damned ;" with which his majesty was not moved.
Page 106 - ... would be a war between the two nations ; in which the Scots promised themselves an universal concurrence from all the presbyterians in England ; and that, in such a conjuncture, he wished that his own party would put themselves in arms, without which he could not expect great benefit by the success of the other :" and therefore desired Capel " to watch such a conjuncture, and draw his friends together;" which he promised to do effectually ; and did, very punctually, afterwards, to the loss of...
Page 388 - ... the saint-like behaviour of that blessed martyr, and his Christian courage and patience at his death, are all particulars so well known, and have been so much enlarged upon in a treatise peculiarly...
Page 537 - ... inhumanity imaginable ; and he bore it with all the courage and magnanimity, and the greatest piety, that a good Christian could manifest. He magnified the virtue, courage, and religion of the last king, exceedingly commended the justice and goodness and understanding of the present king, and prayed that they might not betray him as they had done his father.
Page 167 - ... that he would not deceive or cozen them by the perplexed and involved expressions in his commission, to fight for king and parliament;" and therefore told them, " that if the king chanced to be in the body of the enemy that he was to charge, he would as soon discharge his pistol upon him, as any other private person; and if their conscience would not permit them to do the like, he advised them not to list themselves in his troop, or under his command...

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