Lives of the Warriors of the Civil Wars of France and England: Warriors of the Seventeenth Century


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Seite 268 - He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.
Seite 226 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me," And with that rose up and cried, "March on, boys!
Seite 261 - France, where his mother is to have the sole care of him in all things but one, which is his religion, and that must still be under the care of the Bishop of Salisbury ; and this I undertake his mother shall submit unto ; concerning which, by my next despatch, I will advertise her. This is all. So I rest, Your most assured friend, CHARLES R.
Seite 302 - Essex, I have been very willing to believe, that whenever there should be such a conjuncture as to put it in your power to effect that happy settlement of this miserable kingdom which all good men desire, you would lay hold of it. That season is now before you : you have it at this time in your power to redeem your country and the crown, and to oblige your king in the highest degree ; an action certainly of the greatest piety, prudence, and honour that may be; such an opportunity as perhaps no subject...
Seite 238 - ... that his office could not take away the privilege of his age ; and that a secretary in war might be present at the greatest secret of danger ;" but withal alleged seriously, " that it concerned him to be more active in enterprises of hazard than other men ; that all might see that his impatiency for peace proceeded not from pusillanimity, or fear to adventure his own person.
Seite 315 - ... busy them in practising the ceremonious forms of military discipline; only let them be well instructed in the necessary rudiments of war, that they may know how to fall on with discretion, and how to retreat with care; how to maintain their order, and make good their ground.
Seite 302 - ... ever had, or after you shall have ; to which there is no more required, but that you join with me heartily and really, in the settling of those things which we have both professed constantly to be our only aims. " Let us do this ; and if any...
Seite 299 - God's blessing, happy success, you shall call me " back as one that is not fit to be trusted any " further in a business of such high concernment, " I will come and sit in Parliament, as not knowing " any military employment which is worthy of my
Seite 315 - I shall be ready to execute justice against all, from the greatest to the least. Your pay shall be constantly delivered to your commanders, and if default be made by any officer, give me timely notice, and you shall find speedy redress.
Seite 302 - My lords, in the beginning of your letter you express by what authority you send it ; I having no authority from the parliament, who have employed me, to treat, cannot give way to it without breach of trust. My lords, I am your humble servant, Essex.

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