A history of England from the first invasion by the Romans (to the Revolution in 1688).

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Page 212 - I, AB, do declare and believe, that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person or against those that are commissioned by him : So help me God.
Page 108 - I think it high time that an end be put to your sitting. And I DO DISSOLVE THIS PARLIAMENT ! And let God be judge between you and me...
Page 184 - ... we do declare 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 123 - Under this impression he prayed, not for himself, but for God's people. "Lord," he said, "though a miserable and wretched creature, I am in covenant with thee through thy grace, and may and will come to thee for thy people. Thou hast made me a mean instrument to do them some good, and thee service. Many of them set too high a value upon me, though others would be glad of my death.
Page 84 - We detest and abhor the giving or occasioning the least countenance to persons of such opinions and practices, or who are under the guilt of the crimes commonly imputed to the said Person : Yet We, being intrusted in the present Government, on behalf of the People of these Nations ; and not knowing how far such Proceeding, entered into wholly without Us, may extend in the consequence of it, — Do desire that the House will let Us know the grounds and reasons whereupon they have proceeded.
Page 28 - Thus our General Assembly, the glory and strength of our Church upon earth, is by your soldiery crushed and trod under foot, without the least provocation from us at this time, either in word or deed.
Page 261 - I saw his Majesty's Guards, being of horse and foot 4,000, led by the General, the Duke of Albemarle, in extraordinary equipage and gallantry, consisting of gentlemen of quality and veteran soldiers, excellently clad, mounted, and ordered...
Page 28 - I verily believe there were more souls converted to Christ in that short period of time, than in any season since the Reformation, though of triple its duration.
Page 78 - Certificates in this form,' — for instance : ' COUNTY OF BUCKS. These are to certify that ' Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke ' is returned by Indenture one of the Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the said County, and approved by his Highness's Council. NATH. TAYLER, Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery.
Page 81 - is the Lord God of Hosts : Hosanna in the highest ; • " William Simpson was moved of the Lord to go at several times, for " three years, naked and barefoot before them, as a sign unto them in " markets, courts, towns, cities, to priests* houses, and to great men's houses ; " so shall they all be stripped naked as he was stripped naked.

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