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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England
Edward Hyde (1st Earl of Clarendon )
No preview available - 2015
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Page 900 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 900 - That we do grant a free and general Pardon, which we are ready, upon demand, to pass under our Great Seal of England, to all our subjects, of what degree or quality soever, who, within forty days after the publishing hereof, shall lay hold upon this our grace and favour, and shall, by any public act, declare their doing so, and that they return to the loyalty and obedience of good subjects ; excepting only such persons as shall hereafter be excepted by parliament, those only to be excepted.
Page 854 - Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
Page 930 - There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach ; viz. a narrowness in his nature to the lowest degree ; an abjectness, and want of courage to support him in any virtuous undertaking; an...
Page 854 - The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the LORD hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
Page 700 - For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Page 754 - ... greatest fault was, that he could dissemble, and make men believe that he loved them very well, when he cared not for them. He had not very tender affections, nor bowels apt to yearn at all objects which deserved compassion : he was heartily weary of the world, and no man was more willing to die ; which is an argument that he had peace of conscience. [He] left behind him a greater esteem of his parts than love to his person.
Page 862 - HE WAS one of those men, quos vituperare ne inimici quidem possunt, nisi ut simul laudent (whom his very enemies could not condemn without commending him at the same time); for he could never have done half that mischief without great parts of courage, industry, and judgment.
Page 930 - ... and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach; viz. a narrowness in his nature to the lowest degree; an abjectness and want of courage to support him in any virtuous undertaking; an insinuation and servile flattery to the height, the vainest and most imperious nature could be contented with...