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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year ...
Edward Hyde (1st Earl of Clarendon )
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Página 75 - ... that he would not deceive or cozen them by the perplexed and involved expressions in his commission, to fight for king and parliament;" and therefore told them, " that if the king chanced to be in the body of the enemy that he was to charge, he would as soon discharge his pistol upon him, as any other private person; and if their conscience would not permit them to do the like, he advised them not to list themselves in his troop, or under his command...
Página 250 - And if he were not the best king, if he were without some parts and qualities which have made some kings great and happy, no other prince was ever unhappy who was possessed of half his virtues and endowments, and so much without any kind of vice.
Página 247 - He was likewise very strict in observing the hours of his private cabinet devotions; and was so severe an exactor of gravity and reverence in all mention of religion, that he could never endure any light or profane word, with what sharpness of wit soever it was covered : and though he was well pleased and delighted with reading verses made upon any occasion, no man durst bring before him any thing that was profane or unclean.
Página 248 - This made him more irresolute than the conjuncture of his affairs would admit; if he had been of a rougher and more imperious nature he would have found more respect and duty. And his not applying some severe cures to approaching evils proceeded from the lenity of his nature, and the tenderness of his conscience, which, in all cases of blood, made him choose the softer way, and not hearken to severe counsels, how reasonably soever urged.
Página 25 - Westminster, forming a new catechism, and scheme of religion,) ever ventured to make any answer to it ; nor is it indeed to be answered, but must remain to the world's end, as a monument of the learning, courage, and loyalty, of that excellent place, against the highest malice and tyranny that was ever exercised in or over any nation...
Página 138 - They were very angry with Batten, and would have it treachery in him, that the two fleets did not fight with each other, when they were...
Página 166 - ... alighted, and the foot went to the court of guard, conceiving that morning's work to be over.
Página 18 - ... he had himself been the author of, or too much contributed to, and lamented it to his nearest friends and confidents ; and died of grief, and heart-broken, within a very short time after he departed from his majesty.
Página 264 - England that would forsake the royal interest; that he had great courage, industry, and generosity; that he had many friends who would always adhere to him; and that as long as he lived, what condition soever he was in, he would be a thorn in their sides; and therefore, for the good of the commonwealth, he should give his vote against the petition.