Personal memories of Charles the second

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Side 11 - ... we make this collection' of it, that the pope will be very loath to grant a dispensation, which, if he will not do, then we would gladly have your directions how far we may engage you in the acknowledgment of the pope's special power; for we almost find, if you will be contented to acknowledge the pope chief head under Christ, that the match will be made without him.
Side 58 - I am persuaded, his power and interest, at that time, was greater to do, good or hurt, than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time : for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias them.
Side 284 - ... in a field, under a hedge, by a great tree, commanding him not to say it was I, but only to ask Mr. Woolfe whether he would receive an English gentleman, a person of quality, to hide him the next day, till we could travel again by night — for I durst not go but by night.
Side 25 - Mr. Hacket (chaplain to the Lord Keeper Williams)t being then to say grace, the confessor would have prevented him, but that Hacket shoved him away ; whereupon the confessor went to the queen's side, and was about to say grace again, but that the king pulling the dishes unto him, and the carvers falling to their business, hindered. When dinner was done, the confessor thought, standing by the queen, to have been before Mr. Hacket, but Mr. Hacket again got the start. The confessor, nevertheless, begins...
Side 227 - During five days the streets of Drogheda ran with blood — revenge and fanaticism stimulated the passions of the soldiers — from the garrison they turned their swords against the inhabitants, and one thousand unresisting victims were immolated together within the walls of the great church, whither they had fled for protection."* Justice requires that this charge should not be hastily admitted.
Side 129 - More questions might be asked, but now, I confess, to little purpose : my conclusion is, to desire you to seek your subsistence, until it shall please God to determine of my condition, somewhere beyond seas; to which end I send you herewith a pass ; and I pray God to make you sensible of your present condition, and give you means to redeem what you have lost; for I shall have no greater joy in a victory, than a just occasion without blushing to assure you of my being " Your loving uncle, and most...
Side 76 - But death was the slightest punishment inflicted by those rebels. All the tortures which wanton cruelty could devise, all the lingering pains of body, the anguish of mind, the agonies of despair, could not satiate revenge excited without injury, and cruelty derived from no cause.
Side 58 - He was very temperate in diet, and a supreme governor over all his passions and affections, and had thereby a great power over other men's.
Side 165 - To deal freely with you," says he in one of them, "the great concession I made to-day was merely in order to my escape, of which if I had not hopes, I had not done. For then I could return to my strait prison without reluctance ; but...
Side 282 - Upon which, we believing there was company in the house, the fellow bade me follow him close ; and he ran to a gate that went up a dirty lane, up a hill, and opening the gate, the miller cried out,

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