The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Volum 1

At the Clarendon Press, 1807

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Side 358 - It was true, we give law to hares and deer, because they be beasts of chase ; but it was never accounted either cruelty, or foul play, to knock foxes and wolves on the head as they can be found, because they be beasts of prey.
Side 285 - ... very weighty speaker ; and after he had heard a full debate, and observed how the House was like to be inclined, took up the argument, and shortly, and clearly, and craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he was never without the dexterity to divert the debate to another time, and to prevent the determining any thing in the negative, which might prove inconvenient in the future.
Side 91 - At supper one of them drank a health to the lord steward : upon which, another of them said, ' that he believed his Lord was very merry,' for he had now out-lived the day, which his tutor, Sandford, had prognosticated upon his nativity he would not outlive ; but he had done it now, for that was his birthday, which had completed his age to fifty years.' The next morning, by the time they came to Colebrook, they met with the news of his death.
Side 284 - He was not a man of many words, and rarely begun the discourse, or made the first entrance upon any business that was assumed ; but a very weighty speaker, and after he had heard a full debate, and observed how the house was like to be inclined, took up the argument, and...
Side 308 - ... combine themselves in a more pestilent and seditious libel than they had ever before vented ; in which the honour of the king, queen, counsellors, and bishops was with equal license blasted and traduced ; which was faithfully dispersed by their proselytes in the city. The authors were quickly and easily known, and had indeed too much ingenuity to deny it, and were thereupon brought together to the Star-chamber, ore terms, where they behaved themselves with marvellous insolence, with full confidence...
Side 87 - He was willing to be thought a scholar, and to understand the most mysterious parts of antiquity, because he made a wonderful and costly purchase of excellent statues whilst...
Side 400 - Thus fell the greatest subject in power, and little inferior to any in fortune, that was at that time in any of the three kingdoms; who could well remember the time, when he led those people, who then pursued him to his grave. He was a man of great parts, and extraordinary endowments of nature ; not unadorned with some addition of art and learning, though that again was more improved and illustrated by the other...
Side 15 - ... he was made a baron, a viscount, an earl, a marquis, and became lord high admiral of England, lord warden of the cinque ports, master of the horse, and entirely disposed of all the graces of the king, in conferring all the honours and all the offices of the three kingdoms, without a rival...
Side 265 - Privy-Council, which governed the kingdom according to their will and pleasure; these calamities falling upon us in the reign of a pious and virtuous King, who loved his people and was a great lover of justice.
Side 89 - ... believed could only support it; and his friendships were only with men of those principles. And as his conversation was most with men of the most pregnant parts, and understanding, so towards any such, who needed support, or encouragement, though unknown, if fairly recommended to him, he was very liberal.

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