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" 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! "
Memoirs of the court of England from ... 1688 to the death of George the second - Seite 215
von John Heneage Jesse - 1843
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The Quarterly Review, Band 25

1821
...parliamentary •army, but it may be doubted whether there were so good a one. It was simply this: ' O Lord ! thou knowest how busy I must be this day ! If I forget thee, do not thou forget me.' He now concluded his brave and irreproachable career, by a saying not less to be remembered by the enemy's...
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The History of England, Band 7

David Hume - 1826
...the same Astley who, before be charged at the battle of Edgehill, made this short prayer : " 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!" Warwick, p. 229. There were certainly much longer...
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The New sporting magazine, Band 18

...Jacob Ashley, on the commencement of Ihfi battle, have been much and justly admired : — Oh Lord, tbou knowest how busy I •must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me. March on, boys ! " t Lord Willonghby was taken prisoner while manfully fighting over his dying father....
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Some Memorials of John Hampden, His Party, and His Times, Band 2

George Nugent Grenville Baron Nugent - 1832 - 471 Seiten
...The brave Lord Lindsey's prayer, immediately before the advance, was short and fervent. ' Oh, Lord, thou knowest how busy ' I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not ' thou forget me. March on, boys * 1' The Parliamentarians were drawn up in three brigades. The right wing was composed...
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The Monthly Review

1832
...the king's side, urged his men to advance by "swearing" the following singular prayer: — "Oh, Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me. March on, my boys ! " Nor was he forgotten, indeed, by the enemy, for he received a mortal wound, of...
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Eminent British Statesmen

John Forster - 1837
...nominal commander, and put himself at the head of his regiment, with this fervent prayer, " Oh, Lord ! thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not thou forget me. March on, boys !" When old major-general Skippon, some days after, was in a similar position, he used...
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The History of Modern Europe: with an Account of the Decline and Fall of the ...

William Russell - 1837
...following short but emphatical prayer before he led on his men at the battle of Edge-hill : " O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day ; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me !" and then cried, " March on, boys !" — Warwick, p. 229. pendents agitated the whole kingdom. The...
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The History of England, Band 2

Thomas Keightley - 1839
...pious, short, and soldierly prayer; for he lifted up his hands and eyes to heaven, saying, ' O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.' And with that he rose up, crying, ' March on, boys!'" Clarendon (Life, i. 160) tells us that sir Edmund...
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Visits to Remarkable Places: Old Halls, Battle Fields, and Scenes ...

William Howitt - 1840 - 526 Seiten
...Sir Jacob Astley on the commencement of this battle, have been much and justly admired — " O Lord ! thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me. March on boys ! " BB "The royal army lay at Banbury; that of the parliament at Kineton, in the county...
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The History of England Under the House of Stuart, Including the ..., Teil 1

Robert Vaughan - 1840 - 943 Seiten
...the charge at Edgehill, he was seen lifting his eyes toward heaven, and heard to say — " O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day ; — if I forget thee, do not thou forget roe :" — a prayer which bespoke the rationality as well as the fervour of his piety. The name of...
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