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First published in 1888, this book gives an account of the life of Oliver Cromwell. I have always found Cromwell an interesting subject and really enjoyed another view of this man. With quotes from ... Read full review
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Page 186 - Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Page 70 - Sir, the State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions; if they be willing faithfully to serve it, — that satisfies.
Page 81 - For what do the enemy say? Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament ? Even this, that the members of both houses have got great places and commands, and the sword into their hands ; and, what by interest in Parliament, what by power in the army, will perpetually continue themselves in grandeur, and not permit the war speedily to end, lest their own power should determine with it.
Page 180 - O Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Vane ; the Lord deliver me from Sir Henry Vane.
Page 75 - Sir, God hath taken away your eldest Son by a cannonshot. It brake his leg. We were necessitated to have it cut off, whereof he died. Sir, you know my own trials this way; but the Lord supported me with this, That the Lord took him into the happiness we all pant for and live for.
Page 199 - In every Government, there must be somewhat Fundamental. . . . Somewhat like a Magna Charta, which should be standing, be unalterable. . . . That Parliaments should not make themselves perpetual is a Fundamental. ... Of what assurance is a Law to prevent...
Page 58 - At my first going out into this engagement, I saw our men were beaten at every hand. I did indeed ; and desired him that he would make some additions to my Lord Essex's army of some new regiments ; and I told him I would be serviceable to him in bringing such men in as I thought had a spirit that would do something in the work.
Page 66 - I had rather have a plain russet-coated Captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call "a Gentleman" and is nothing else. I honour a Gentleman that is so indeed!
Page 20 - He was naturally compassionate towards objects in distress, even to an effeminate measure ; though God had made him a heart wherein was left little room for any fear but what was due to himself, of which there was a large proportion, yet did he exceed in tenderness toward sufferers. A larger soul, I think, hath seldom dwelt in a house of clay than his was.