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

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Page xxxv - 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 26 - (an appellation he always used of and towards the duke,) 'who have a great mind to go by post into Spain, to fetch home the infanta, and will have but two more in their company, and have chosen you for one. What think you of the journey...
Page 358 - 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 400 - Thus fell the greatest subject in power, and little inferior to any in fortune, that was at that time in any of the three kingdoms; who could well remember the time, when he led those people, who then pursued him to his grave. He was a man of great parts, and extraordinary endowments of nature ; not unadorned with some addition of art and learning, though that again was more improved and illustrated by the other...
Page 65 - The poor man, half dead with fear and apprehension, being asked the second time, whether he remembered him ; and having in that time called to his memory the presence of sir George Villiers, and the very...
Page 285 - ... 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 308 - ... combine themselves in a more pestilent and seditious libel than they had ever before vented ; in which the honour of the king, queen, counsellors, and bishops was with equal license blasted and traduced ; which was faithfully dispersed by their proselytes in the city. The authors were quickly and easily known, and had indeed too much ingenuity to deny it, and were thereupon brought together to the Star-chamber, ore terms, where they behaved themselves with marvellous insolence, with full confidence...
Page 49 - And in the highest passion, he was so far from stooping to any dissimulation, whereby his displeasure might be concealed and covered till he had attained his revenge (the low method of courts), that he never endeavoured to do any man an ill office, before he first told him what he was to expect from him, and reproached him with the injuries he had done, with so much generosity, that the person found it in his power to receive further satisfaction, in the way he would choose for himself.
Page 54 - If he had an immoderate ambition, with which he was charged, and is a weed (if it be a weed) apt to grow in the best soils ; it doth not appear that it was in his nature, or that he brought it with him to the court, but rather found it there, and was a garment necessary for that air.
Page 15 - ... he was made a baron, a viscount, an earl, a marquis, and became lord high admiral of England, lord warden of the cinque ports, master of the horse, and entirely disposed of all the graces of the king, in conferring all the honours and all the offices of the three kingdoms, without a rival...

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