The baronetage of England, or, The history of the English baronets, and such baronets of Scotland, as are of English families

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Seite 34 - I was astonished at this proposal, after so long an agitation of the spirits ; exhausted not only for want of rest, but absolutely want of food ; drenched in rains for twelve hours together ; that a woman should be capable of such an undertaking as delivering herself to the enemy, probably in the night, and uncertain of what hands she might fall into, appeared an effort above human nature.
Seite 34 - The guard, apprehensive of treachery, and punctilious to their orders, threatened to fire into the boat if they stirred before daylight. Her anxiety and sufferings were thus protracted through seven or eight dark and cold hours ; and her reflections upon that first reception could not give her very encouraging ideas of the treatment she was afterwards to expect. But it is due to justice...
Seite 34 - Harriet, with her usual serenity, stood prepared for new trials ; and it was her lot that their severity increased with their numbers. She was again exposed to the hearing of the whole action, and at last received the shock of her individual misfortune, mixed with the intelligence of the general calamity ; the troops were defeated, and Major Acland, desperately wounded, was a prisoner.
Seite 93 - Hill, where, being attacked by some of the parliament forces, he defended himself till he fell, with most of his tenants about him ; but being taken up, and life perceived in him, he was carried away prisoner, first to Northampton, and from thence to Kenilworth Castle, where he lay a considerable time, and was forced to purchase his liberty at a dear rate...
Seite 41 - He was much for liberty of conscience : and being disgusted with the dry systematical way of those times, he studied to raise those who conversed with him to a nobler set of thoughts, and to consider religion as a seed of a deiform nature, (to use one of his own phrases).
Seite 33 - Chamblee, upon his sick bed. In the opening of the campaign of 1777, she was restrained from offering herself to a share of the hazard expected before Ticonderoga by the positive injunction of her husband.
Seite 301 - But, when he did this daily, some of his friends came to him, and told him what they had remarked in his lectures : upon which he owned that he had been thinking of something privately, but that it was not yet sufficiently digested and prepared for the public. They, on the other hand, prayed him not to conceal it from them, but to acquaint them with it frankly; and accordingly he promised them that he would. Upon this rumour many resorted to him, whom he desired only to hear his reasons, and to have...
Seite 34 - When it was found the action was becoming general and bloody, the surgeons of. thehosipital took possession of the same place, as the most convenient for the first care of the wounded. Thus was this lady in hearing of one continued fire of cannon and musketry...
Seite 34 - Let such as are affected by these circumstances of alarm, hardship and danger, recollect that the subject of them was a woman of the most tender and delicate frame ; of the gentlest manners ; habituated to all the soft elegancies and refined enjoyments that attend high birth and fortune ; 'and far advanced in a state, in which the tender cares, always due to the sex, become indispensably necessary. Her mind alone was formed for such trials.
Seite 93 - Shuckburgh, he was or• dered to be called to him, and was by him very graciously received. Upon which he went immediately home, armed all his tenants, and the next day attended on him in the field, where he was knighted, and was present at the battle of Edghill.

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