Memoirs of Celebrated Characters, Band 2


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Seite 121 - Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Seite 149 - I came into the House one morning, well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled ; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain, and not very clean; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish; his...
Seite 137 - Lord ; and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever. Psalm cxlvi. Lauda, anima mea. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: while I live, will I praise the Lord; yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God. 2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man ; for there is
Seite 230 - I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound ; every where and in all things I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need ; I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Seite 132 - My lords, I have now troubled your lordships a great deal longer than I should have done. Were it not for the interest of these pledges, which a saint in heaven left me, I should be loth...
Seite 132 - ... ministers of state, that men of wisdom, of honour, and of fortune, may not with cheerfulness and safety be employed for the public. If you weigh and measure them by grains and scruples, the public affairs of the kingdom will lie waste ; no man will meddle with them who hath any thing to lose.
Seite 95 - My good friends and my dear children, I tell you of a surety there is a man who has sold me; I am betrayed, and shall soon be given up to death. Pray to God for me, I beseech you; for I shall no longer be able to serve my king or the noble realm of France.
Seite 131 - If a man pass the Thames in a boat, and split himself upon an anchor, and no buoy be floating to discover it, he who owneth the anchor shall make satisfaction : but if a buoy be set there, every man passeth upon his own peril.
Seite 51 - When every thing is desperate in the cause of a people, we need not yet despair, if the spirit of resistance still subsists in the heart of a woman, whether she be a Judith, a Clelia, or a Joan of Arc, — a Cava in Spain, a Victoria Colonna in Italy, a Charlotte Corday in France.
Seite 119 - THE name of Cromwell up to the present period has been identified with ambition, craftiness, usurpation, ferocity, and tyranny ; we think that his true character is that of a fanatic. History is like the sibyl, and only reveals her secrets to time, leaf by leaf. Hitherto she has not exhibited the real nature and composition of this human enigma. He has been thought a profound politician ; he was only an eminent sectarian. Far-sighted historians of deep research, such as Hume, Lingard, Bossuet, and...

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