HISTORY OF OLIVER CROMWELL AND THE ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH

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Página 351 - Lord, though I am a miserable and wretched creature, I am in Covenant with Thee through grace. And I may, I will, come to Thee, for Thy People. Thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and Thee service...
Página 123 - I think it my duty to tell you that it is not for the profit of these Nations, nor for common and public good, for you to continue here any longer. And therefore I do declare unto you, That I do dissolve this Parliament.
Página 295 - I say I am persuaded to return this answer to you, That I cannot undertake this Government with the Title of King. And that is mine answer to this great and weighty Business...
Página 118 - The government of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging.
Página 281 - I did indeed ; and desired him that he would make some additions to my Lord Essex's army of some new regiments ; and I told him I would be serviceable to him in bringing such men in as I thought had a spirit that would do something in the work. This is very true that I tell you ; God knows I lie not. " Your troops," said I, " are most of them old decayed serving-men, and tapsters, and such kind of fellows ; and...
Página 121 - I have stated them, — it had been huge friendliness between persons who had such a reciprocation in so great concernments to the public, for them to have convinced me in what particulars therein my error lay ! Of which I never yet had a word from you ! But if, instead thereof, your time has been spent in setting up somewhat else, upon another bottom than this stands
Página 120 - There be some that choose, — a man may say so by way of allusion, — to thrive under the shadow of other trees. I will tell you what hath thriven, — I will not say what you have cherished, under your shadow ; that were too hard. Instead of Peace and Settlement, — instead of mercy and truth being brought together, and righteousness and peace kissing each other, by 'your...
Página 153 - and, " That is true." ' — Other persons coming in, persons of quality so-called, I drew back ; lingered ; and then was for retiring : ' he caught me by the hand,' and with moist-beaming eyes, ' said : " Come again to my house ! If thou and I were but an hour of the day together, we should be nearer one to the other. I wish no more harm to thee than I do to my own soul.
Página 38 - He might raise up a poor and contemptible company of men,§ neither versed in military affairs, nor having much natural propensity to them,
Página 259 - I would have something else added, which, in my opinion, would tend very much to the preservation of himself and us, and to the quieting of all the designs of our enemies — that his highness would be pleased to take upon him the government according to the ancient constitution, so that the hopes of our enemies

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