The Boscobel Tracts: Relating to the Escape of Charles the Second After the Battle of Worchester and His Subsequent Adventures

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John Hughes
W. Blackwood and sons, 1857 - 399 páginas
 

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Página 209 - And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee ; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Página 92 - My liege, can you blame the horse to go heavily, when he has the weight of three kingdoms on his back ?' At which your Majesty grew somewhat lighter, and commended brother Humphry's wit.
Página 152 - ... persons of quality and officers who were with me, (except my Lord Wilmot, with whom a place was agreed upon for our meeting at London, if we escaped, and who endeavoured to go on horseback, in regard, as I think, of his being too big to go on foot,) were resolved to go and join with the three thousand disordered horse, thinking to get away with them to Scotland. But, as I did before believe, they were not marched six miles, after they got to them, but they were all routed by a single troop of...
Página 111 - The day being spent in the tree, it was not in the king's power to forget that he had lived two days with eating very little, and two nights with as little sleep ; so that, when the night came, he was willing. to make some provision for both; and he...
Página 180 - Pool, loaden with sea-coal, because he would not have it seen from Shoreham that he did not go his intended voyage, but stood all the day, with a very easy sail, towards the Isle of Wight (only my Lord Wilmot and myself, of my company, on board). And as we were sailing, the master came to me, and desired me that I would persuade his men to use their endeavours with me to get him to set us on shore in France, the better to cover him from any suspicion thereof. Upon which, I went to the men, which...
Página 213 - This is the King (pointing to His Majesty) thou must have a care of him and preserve him as thou did'st me.
Página 221 - Yates to provide some victuals, and bring it into the wood at a place he appointed her. She presently made ready a mess of milk, and some butter and eggs, and brought them to his majesty in the wood, who, being a little surprised to see the woman (no good concealer of a secret), said cheerfully to her, " Good woman, can you be faithful to a distressed cavalier ? " She answered, " Yes, Sir, I will rather die than discover yon.
Página 253 - Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Página 148 - I strove, as soon as ever it was dark, to get from them ; and though I could not get them to stand by me against the enemy, I could not get rid of them, now I had a mind to it.
Página 129 - whether he would undertake to carry over a couple of gentlemen, and land them in France, if he might be as well paid for his voyage as he used to be when he was freighted by the merchant ; ' in conclusion he told him ' he should receive fifty pounds for his fare.

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