Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne. Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé. King Charles the First, of Great Britain. Robert Devereux, earl of Essex


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Seite 148 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
Seite 157 - Falkland ; a person of such prodigious parts of learning and knowledge, of that inimitable sweetness and delight in conversation, of so flowing and obliging a humanity and goodness to mankind, and of that primitive simplicity and integrity of life, that if there were no other brand upon this odious and accursed civil war, than that single loss, it must be most infamous and execrable to all posterity.
Seite 192 - ... transparent temptation, but by a thousand disguises and cozenages. His pride supplied his want of ambition, and he was angry to see any other man more respected than himself, because he thought he deserved it more, and did better requite it. For he was, in his friendships, just and constant ; and would not have practised foully against those he took to be enemies. No man had credit enough with him to corrupt him in point of loyalty to the king, whilst he thought himself wise enough to know what...
Seite 190 - 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 171 - I conceive, the most likeliest place. But that which is of more necessity, (indeed absolute,) is, that, (with the best conveniency, the most secrecy, and greatest expedition,) Prince Charles be transported into France ; where his mother is to have the sole care of him, in all things but one, which...
Seite 158 - ... 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 193 - ... 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 163 - ... 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 192 - ... him to corrupt him, in point of loyalty to the King, whilst he thought himself wise enough to know what treason was. But the new doctrine and distinction of allegiance, and of the King's power in and out of parliament, and the new notions of ordinances, -were too hard for him, and did really intoxicate his understanding, and made him quit his own to follow theirs; who, he thought, wished as well, and judged better than himself. His vanity disposed him to be his excellency...
Seite 187 - 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

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