Memoirs of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of His Sons, Richard and Henry: Illustrated by Original Letters and Other Family Papers

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821
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Sida 427 - There needs no more to 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 insinuation and servile flattery to the height the vainest and most imperious nature could be contented...
Sida 366 - Lord, though I am a miserable and wretched creature, I am in Covenant with Thee through grace. And I may, I will, come to Thee, for Thy people. Thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and Thee service...
Sida 297 - Is there not yet upon the spirits of men a strange itch? Nothing will satisfy them, unless they can put their finger upon their brethren's consciences, to pinch them there.
Sida 631 - ... 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...
Sida 301 - the cunning of the Lord Protector" — I take it to myself — "it was the craft of such a man, and his plot, that hath brought it about!" And, as they say in other countries, "There are five or six cunning men in England that have skill; they do all these things.
Sida 148 - January 1649, when the house of commons voted 'that the people are, under God, the original of all just power: . . . that the commons of England, in parliament assembled...
Sida 375 - Mission, be not [you] envious though Eldad and Medad prophesy. You know who bids us covet earnestly the best gifts, but chiefly that we may prophesy ; which the Apostle explains there to be a speaking to instruction and edification and comfort, — which speaking, the instructed, the edified and comforted can best tell the energy and effect of [and say whether it is genuine].
Sida 161 - Although he did not then believe but it might one day come to be again disputed among men, yet both he and others thought they could not refuse it without giving up the people of God, whom they had led forth and engaged themselves unto by the oath of God, into the hands of God's and their enemies, and therefore he cast himself upon God's protection, acting according to the dictates of a conscience which he had sought the Lord to guide, and accordingly the Lord did signalize his favour afterwards...
Sida 107 - Scots had again made to him ; and that he did really believe that it could not be long before there would be a war between the two nations, in which the Scots promised themselves...
Sida 314 - Without doubt, no man with more wickedness ever attempted any thing, or brought to pass what he desired more wickedly, more in the face and contempt of religion and moral honesty; yet wickedness as great as his could never have accomplished those trophies, without the assistance of a great spirit, an admirable circumspection and sagacity, and a most magnanimous resolution.

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