Memoirs of the Reign of King Charles the First

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J. Ballantyne, 1813 - 437 páginas
 

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Página 271 - I came into the house one morning well clad; and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor; his linen was plain and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband. His stature was of good size; his sword stuck close to his side; his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice...
Página 291 - Falkland, a person of such prodigious parts of learning and knowledge, of that inimitable sweetness and delight in conversation, of so flowing and obliging a humanity and goodness to mankind, and of that primitive simplicity and integrity of life, that if there were no other brand upon this odious and accursed civil war than that single loss, i" must be most infamous and execrable to all posterity.
Página 250 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me," And with that rose up and cried, "March on, boys!
Página 126 - ... wise man ; which he made evident in the excellent government of his family, where no man was more absolutely obeyed, and no man had ever fewer idle words to answer for ; and in debates of importance he always expressed himself very pertinently. If he had thought the King as much above him, as he thought himself above other considerable men, he would have been a good subject ; but the extreme undervaluing those, and not enough valuing the King, made him liable to the impressions which they who...
Página 73 - If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.
Página 27 - The King willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm ; and that the statutes be put in due execution, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppressions, contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative.
Página 324 - Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.
Página 125 - Though his notions were not large or deep, yet his temper, and reservedness in discourse, and his unrashness in speaking, got him the reputation of an able and a wise man ; which he made evident in the excellent government of his family, where no man was more absolutely obeyed ; and no man had ever fewer idle words to answer for ; and in debates of importance he always expressed himself very pertinently.
Página 32 - Duke did rise up in a well-disposed humor out of his bed, and cut a caper or two; and being ready, and having been under the barber's hand (where the murderer had thought to have done the deed, for he was leaning upon the window all the while), he went to breakfast, attended by a great company of commanders, where...
Página 165 - The lords began to consult on that strange and unexpected motion. The word goes in haste to the Lord lieutenant, where he was with the king : with speed he comes to the house ; he calls rudely at the door ; James Maxwell, keeper of the black rod, opens : his lordship, with a proud gloomy countenance, makes towards his place at the board head...

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