Monk's Contemporaries: Biographic Studies on the English Revolution

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Bohn, 1851 - Great Britain - 195 pages
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Page 181 - The particular you mention has indeed been mentioned to me, as a secret ; I am sorry I ever knew it ; and when it ceases to be a secret, it will please none but MR. MILTON...
Page 68 - ... he fell from his duty, and all his former friends, and prostituted himself to the vile office of celebrating the infamous acts of those who were in rebellion against the King ; which he did so meanly, that he seemed to all men to have lost his wits when he left his honesty; and so shortly after died miserable and neglected, and deserves to be forgotten.
Page 77 - 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 hat-band, his stature was of a good size, his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour, for the subjectmatter would...
Page 32 - high carriages' of Holies and Company, he whispers Edmund Ludlow who sat by him, " These men will never leave till the Army pull them out by the ears...
Page 121 - I entertained myself with elder company, to whom I was very acceptable ; and living in the house with many persons that had a great deal of wit, and very profitable serious discourses being frequent at my father's table and in my mother's drawing-room, I was very attentive to all, and gathered up things that I would utter again to great admiration of many that took my memory and imitation for wit.
Page 42 - That which we fought for,' said I, ' that the nation might be governed by its own consent.' ' I am,' said he, ' as much for a government by consent as any man ; but where shall we find that consent...

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