The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: To which is Added An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland, Volume 1

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Page 1 - For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? and what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Page 438 - God, promise, vow and protest to maintain and defend, as far as lawfully I may, with my Life, Power and Estate the true Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England, against all Popery and Popish Innovations within this Realm, contrary to the same Doctrine...
Page 155 - Court; countenanced men of the greatest parts in learning, and disposed the clergy to a more solid course of study than they had been accustomed to ; and if he had lived would quickly have extinguished all that fire in England which had been kindled at Geneva...
Page 436 - Parliament, the lawful rights and liberties of the subjects, and every person that maketh the protestation, in whatsoever he shall do in the lawful pursuance of the same ; and to my power, and as far as lawfully I may, I will oppose, and by all good ways and means endeavour to bring to condign punishment...
Page 134 - ... country full of pride, mutiny, and discontent ; every man more troubled and perplexed at that they called the violation of one law, than delighted or pleased with the observation of all the rest of the charter : never imputing the increase of their receipts, revenue, and plenty, to the wisdom, virtue, and merit of the crown, but objecting every small imposition to the exorbitancy and tyranny of the government...
Page 5 - I am not so sharp-sighted as those, who have discerned this rebellion contriving from (if not before) the death of queen Elizabeth, and fomented by several princes and great ministers of state in Christendom, to the time that it brake out.
Page 129 - Scotland somewhat shall be said in its due time and place,) enjoyed the greatest calm, and the fullest measure of felicity, that any people in any age, for so long time together, have been blessed with; to the wonder and envy of all the parts of Christendom.
Page 119 - Star-Chamber censuring the breach and disobedience to those proclamations by very great fines and imprisonment ; so that any disrespect to any acts of state, or to the persons of statesmen, was in no time more penal, and those foundations of right by F 4 which men valued their security, to the apprehension and understanding of wise men, never more in danger to be destroyed.
Page 100 - ... of vice, and without being clouded with great infirmities, which he had in too exorbitant a proportion. He indulged to himself the pleasures of all kinds, almost in all excesses.
Page 320 - ... business that was assumed; 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 anything in the negative, which might prove inconvenient in the future.

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