Military Memoir of Colonel John Birch: Sometime Governor of Hereford in the Civil War Between Charles I. and the Parliament, Том 7

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Camden Society, 1873 - Всего страниц: 251
 

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Стр. 157 - He was the roughest and boldest speaker in the House, and talked in the language and phrases of a carrier, but with a beauty and eloquence that was always acceptable. I heard Coventry say he was the best speaker to carry a popular assembly before him that he had ever known. He spoke always with much life and heat, but judgment was not his talent.
Стр. 204 - Domini, and that is enough to silence all passion in me. The God of Peace in His good time send us peace ! and in the mean time fit us to receive it. We are both on the stage, and we must act the parts that are assigned us in this tragedy. Let us do it in a way of honour, and without personal animosities.
Стр. 204 - I look upon you as engaged in that party beyond the possibility of a retreat, and consequently incapable of being wrought upon by any persuasions. And I know the conference would never be so close between us, but that it would take wind and receive a construction to my dishonour. That great God, Who is the searcher of my heart, knows with what a sad sense I go upon this service, and with what a perfect hatred I detest this war without an enemy.
Стр. 157 - The Charles," 1 Colonel John Birch, MP for Penryn (see note, vol. i., p. 2io). Burnet says of Birch: he " was a man of a peculiar character. He had been a carrier at first, and retained still, even to an affectation, the clownishness of his education. He got up in the progress of the war to be a colonel, and to be concerned in the excise. And at the Restoration he was found to be so useful in managing the excise that he was put in a good post. He was the roughest and boldest speaker in the house,...
Стр. 183 - I was once made to stand in my younger yeares at the Louver gate in Paris, being then in the...
Стр. 207 - ... Rebels ; which caused him, there quartered, to fly to the Church with near four score of his Men, who then fought them six or seaven hours ; and then the Rebells breaking in upon him, He slew with his Sword six or seven of them, and then was slain himself, with sixty of his men about him. — 1641.
Стр. 157 - I thought it my duty for the safety, and peace of these parts, and agreeable to your former orders, to secure him, which I have done, and as his sword was taking from him, (he refusing to deliver it,) said, though my sword is short now, it may be long enough within a while, (the sword hanging by his side, being a little short sword,) and very angrily asked me, whether I had orders to secure him. I answered, if I have not, you will question me. He replied, yes, that I will. I said againe, I believe...
Стр. 173 - Scots marched with a very sorry equipage : every soldier carried a week's provision of oatmeal ; and they had a drove of cattle with them for their food. They had also an invention of guns of white iron tinned, and done about with leather and corded, so that they could serve for two or three discharges. These were light, and were carried on horses.
Стр. 159 - EVEN such is time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with age and dust ; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days ; But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Стр. 204 - My affections to you are so unchangeable that hostility itself cannot violate my friendship to your person. But I must be true to the cause wherein I serve.

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