The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641, Volume 1

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Page xxiv - GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
Page 232 - It was true, we give law to hares and deer, because they be beasts of chase ; but it was never accounted either cruelty, or foul play, to knock foxes and wolves on the head as they can be found, because they be beasts of prey.
Page 185 - ... but a very weighty speaker ; and after he had heard a full debate, and observed how the House was like to be inclined, took up the argument, and shortly, and clearly, and craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he was never without the dexterity to divert the debate to another time, and to prevent the determining any thing in the negative, which might prove inconvenient in the future.
Page 31 - ... should not thereby incur any displeasure of the king. In which they took very ill measures ; for from that time almost to the time of his own death, the king admitted very few into any degree of trust, who had ever discovered themselves to be enemies to the duke, or against whom he had ever manifested a notable prejudice.
Page 57 - ... which he believed could only support it; and his friendships were only with men of those principles. And as his conversation was most with men of the most pregnant parts, and understanding, so towards any such, who needed support, or encouragement, though unknown, if fairly recommended to him, he was very liberal.
Page 42 - The poor man, half dead with fear and apprehension, being asked the second time, whether he remembered him...
Page 42 - Amongst the rest there was one, which was upon a better foundation of credit than' usually such discourses are founded upon. There was an officer in the king's wardrobe in Windsor castle, of a good reputation for honesty and discretion, and then about the age of fifty years, or more. This man had, in his youth, been bred in a school, in the parish where sir George Villiers, the father of the duke, lived, and had been much cherished and obliged, in that season of his age, by the said sir George, whom...
Page 94 - ... of smaller offences and meaner offenders; and thereupon called for or cherished the discovery of those who were not careful to cover their own iniquities, thinking they were above the reach of other men, or their power or will to chastise.
Page 23 - And when he found the duke unmoved by all the considerations and arguments, and commands he had offered, he said, in great choler, "By God, Steeny, you are a fool, and will shortly repent this folly, and will find that, in this fit of popularity, you are making a rod, with which you will be scourged yourself.
Page 140 - It could never be hoped, that more sober and dispassionate men would ever meet together in that place, or fewer who brought ill purposes with them ; nor could any man imagine what offence they had given, which put the King upon that resolution.

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