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. 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. 183 - I was once made to stand in my younger yeares at the Louver gate in Paris, being then in the...
Стр. 93 - ... had a horse and rid on him and was so suffered,) the rout of soldjers of that regiment presst all of a heape like sheep, though not so innocent. So durty and so dejected as was rare to see. None of them, except some few of their officers, that did looke any of us in the face.
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. But I look upon it as sent from God, and that is enough...
Стр. 157 - Colonel Birch 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...
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. 205 - ... distance from each other. General Goring taking this advantage, sent out parties almost every night, to beat up the enemy's quarters in Wiltshire, which was done with such good success, that in a short time we took many prisoners and colours, which occasioned Waller to write this ensuing letter to General Goring. NOBLE LORD, God's blessing be on your heart. You are the jolly est neighbour I have ever met with.
Стр. 157 - 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, and talked in the language and phrases of a carrier, but with a beauty, and eloquence that was always acceptable.

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