Memoirs of Prince Rupert, and the Cavaliers: Including Their Private Correspondence, Now First Published from the Original Manuscripts, Band 1

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Seite 300 - A singular person, whose life was one contradiction. He wrote against Popery, and embraced it ; he was a zealous opposer of the court, and a sacrifice for it ; was conscientiously converted in the midst of his prosecution of Lord Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon.
Seite 209 - In this time, his house being within little more than ten miles of Oxford, he contracted familiarity and friendship with the most polite and accurate men of that university ; who found such an immenseness of wit, and such a solidity of judgment in him, so infinite a fancy, bound in by a most logical ratiocination, such a vast knowledge, that he was not ignorant in any thing, yet such an excessive humility, as if he had known nothing, that they frequently resorted and dwelt with him, as in a college...
Seite 209 - He was superior to all those passions and affections which attend vulgar minds, and was guilty of no other ambition than of knowledge, and to be reputed a lover of all good men ; and that made him too much a contemner of those arts, which must be indulged in the transactions of human affairs.
Seite 300 - He wrote against popery, and embraced it; he was a zealous opposer of the court, and a sacrifice for it: was conscientiously converted in the midst of his prosecution of Lord Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon. With great parts, he always hurt himself and his friends ; with romantic bravery, he was always an unsuccessful commander. He spoke for the test act, though a Roman catholic ; and addicted himself to astrology, on the birth-day of true philosophy.
Seite 342 - The ostentatious simplicity of their dress, their sour aspect, their nasal twang, their stiff posture, their long graces, their Hebrew names, the Scriptural phrases which they introduced on every occasion, their contempt of human learning, their detestation of polite amusements, were indeed fair game for the laughers.
Seite 120 - I have eaten his bread and served him near " thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake " him, and choose rather to lose my life (which I am sure I "shall do) to preserve and defend those things which are " against my conscience to preserve and defend ; for I will " deal freely with you — I have no reverence for the Bishops, " for whom this quarrel subsists.
Seite 330 - How much I am unsatisfied with the proceedings here, I have at large expressed in several letters. Neither is there wanting daily handsome occasion to retire, were it not for grinning honour. For let occasion be never so handsome, unless a man were resolved to fight on the parliament side, which, for my part, I had rather be hanged, it will be said without doubt, that a man is afraid to fight.
Seite 120 - King would yield and consent to what they desire ; so that my conscience is only concerned in honour and gratitude to follow my master. I have eaten his bread and served him near thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake him ; and choose rather to lose my Life (which I am sure I shall do) to preserve and defend those things, which are against my conscience to preserve and defend.
Seite 177 - The word goes in haste to the lord lieutenant, where he was with the king; with speed he comes to the house ; he calls rudely at the door; James Maxwell, keeper of the black rod, opens : his lordship, with a proud glooming countenance, makes towards his place at the board head...
Seite 209 - ... such a reverence to parliaments, that he thought it really impossible they could ever produce mischief or inconvenience to the kingdom ; or that the kingdom could be tolerably happy in the intermission of them.

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