The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 5

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T. Cadell, 1841 - Great Britain - 630 pages

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Page 152 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.
Page 543 - Farewell, sun, moon, and stars; farewell, world, and time ; farewell, weak and frail body : welcome, eternity ; welcome, angels and saints ; welcome, Saviour of the world : and welcome, God, the judge of all...
Page 256 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people ; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints.
Page 354 - are most of them old decayed serving men, and tapsters and such kind of fellows and,' said I, 'their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality. Do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Page 37 - H \ anchor ; in case there be no buoy to give warning, the party shall pay me damages : but if the anchor be marked out, then is the striking on it at my own peril. Where is the mark set upon this crime ? where...
Page 316 - Lord, vouchsafe yet to touch the obdurate heart of this proud incorrigible sinner, this wicked, perjured, traitorous, and profane person, who refuses to hearken to the voice of thy kirk...
Page 401 - I verily believe and am persuaded, a plentiful stock of prayers going [on] for you daily, sent up by the soberest and most approved Ministers and Christians in this Nation; and, notwithstanding some discouragements, very much wrestling of faith for you: which is to us, and I trust will be to you, matter of great encouragement. But notwithstanding all this, it will be good for you and us to deliver up ourselves and all our affairs to the disposition of our All-wise Father ; who, not only out of prerogative,...
Page 38 - Lords, — what I forfeit for myself is nothing : but, I confess, that my indiscretion should forfeit for them, it wounds me very deeply. You will be pleased to pardon my infirmity ; something I should have said, but I see I shall not be able, and therefore I will leave it.
Page 105 - What would you have ? Have I violated your laws ? Have I denied to pass any bill for the ease and security of my subjects ? I do not ask you, what you have done for me.
Page 93 - May it please your Majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here; and humbly beg your Majesty's pardon, that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your Majesty is pleased to demand of me.

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