The life of Edward earl of Clarendon, written by himself. [on large paper, cm.24].

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Page 558 - ... to endeavour any change or alteration of government either in church or state ; and that the same was in itself an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the subjects of this realm against the known laws and liberties of this kingdom.
Page 557 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 28 - Mr. Selden was a person whom no character can flatter, or transmit in any expressions equal to his merit and virtue.
Page 45 - ... a price; that it had power to reconcile him to those whom he had most offended and provoked ; and continued to his age with that rare felicity, that his company was acceptable where his v spirit was odious ; and he was at least pitied where he was most detested.
Page 73 - Queen's tenants of the same, made loud complaints, as a great oppression, carried upon them with a very high hand, and supported by power. " The Committee sat in the Queen's Court ; and Oliver Cromwell being one of them, appeared much concerned to countenance the Petitioners, who were numerous together with their Witnesses; the Lord Mandevil being likewise present as a party, and by the direction of the Committee sitting covered. Cromwell, who had never before been heard to speak in the House of...
Page 135 - I have eaten his bread, and served him near thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake him, and choose rather to lose my life (which I am sure I shall do) to preserve and defend those things, which are against my conscience to preserve and defend. For I will deal freely with you, I have no reverence for the Bishops for whom this quarrel subsists.
Page 29 - Charles Cotton was a gentleman born to a competent fortune, and so qualified in his person and education, that for many years he continued the greatest ornament of the town, in the esteem of those who had been best bred.
Page 606 - All these mortifications were too heavy to be borne: so that at last, when it was least expected or suspected, the queen on a sudden let herself fall first to conversation and then to familiarity, and even in the same instant to a confidence with the lady ; was merry with her in public, talked kindly of her, and in private used nobody more friendly.
Page 73 - Commons," — at least not by me, though he had often spoken, and was very well known there, — "ordered the Witnesses and Petitioners in the method of the proceeding ; and seconded, and enlarged upon what they said, with great passion ; and the Witnesses and persons concerned, who were a very rude kind of people, interrupted the Counsel and Witnesses on the other side, with great clamor, when they said anything that did not please them ; so that Mr.
Page 30 - He had all those qualities which in youth raise men to the reputation of being fine gentlemen ; such a pleasantness and gayety of humour, such a sweetness and gentleness of nature, and such a civility and delightfulness in conversation, that no man in the court, or out of it, appeared a more accomplished person...

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