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Page 100 - Kingston, had I but served God as diligently as I have served the King, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 44 - I John, by the grace of God, king of England, and lord « of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free " will, and the advice of my barons, give to the church of " Rome, to pope Innocent, and his successors, the kingdom " of England, and all other prerogatives of my crown.
Page 145 - Pym, and Strode. The articles were, That they had traitorously endeavoured to subvert the fundamental laws and government of the kingdom, to deprive the...
Page 133 - I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet, I say, they will receive a terrible blow — this parliament, and yet they shall not see...
Page 162 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 282 - Pitt was placed as first lord of the Treasury and chancellor of the Exchequer. He could not/ however, succeed in his measures in the house of commons: the majority were still the adherents of the coalition ministry, and the business of the nation stood still.
Page 244 - Wolfe was stationed on the right, where the attack was most warm : as he stood conspicuous in the front line, he had been aimed at by the enemy's marksmen, and received a shot in the wrist, which, however, did not oblige him to quit the field. Having wrapped a handkerchief round his hand, he continued giving orders without the least emotion, and advanced at the head of the grenadiers with their bayonets fixed...
Page 133 - I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them. This counsel is not to be contemned, because it may do you good, and can do you no harm : for the danger is past, as soon as you have burned the letter. And I hope God will give you the grace to make good use of it, unto whose holy protection I commend you*.
Page 29 - Above a hundred and forty young noblemen of the principal families of England and Normandy were lost on this occasion. A butcher of Rouen was the only person on board who escaped ; he clung to the mast, and was taken up the next morning by some fishermen.