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" O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me. "
The Union Magazine, and Imperial Register ... - Seite 109
1801
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The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society ..., Band 7

Charles Knight - 1874
...excellent, pious, short, and soldierly prayer : for he lifted up his eyes and hands 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 rose up, crying ' March on, boys.' "t Between the town of Keinton and Edgehill was "...
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The School newspaper Vol. [2 issues of vols. 31 and 32].

1876
...or death, your King will bear you company." Lord Lindsey's prayer before the battle is famous, " О Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. March on, boys ! " The descent on the village of Radway is short, but very steep. At the northern angle,...
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London Society, Band 25

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1874
...characteristic prayer of the old Royalist general before the battle — '0 Lord, Thou knowest liow busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. — March on, my boys !, The Leamington season begins about the 1st of January, and continues until...
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The house of Stuart

1874 - 319 Seiten
...excellent, pious, short and soldierly prayer. Lifting his hands and eyes to heaven, he said, " O God, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, oh, do not Thou forget me." And with that he rose up, crying, " March on, boys." At the onset, fiery...
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...short prayer, which he says was that of Lord Astley, before he charged at Edge-hill. It ran thus: "0 Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me."- And Hume adds, " There were certainly much longer prayers in the Parliamentary army, but I doubt if...
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Noted Guerrillas, Or, The Warfare of the Border: Being a History of the ...

John Newman Edwards - 1877 - 488 Seiten
...like Lord Astley made at Edgehill, which battle was fought between Charles 1. and the Puritans: "Oh! Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. March on, boys!" Like Coffee, Cockrell also recruited a regiment. Captain J.. O. Shelby — only a...
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Our own country, descriptive, historical, pictorial, Bände 1-2

Our own country - 1878
...The prayer before the battle of Sir Jacob Astley,* Major-General under Lord Lindsey, is famous : " O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. . . . March on, boys." The princes Charles and James were placed during the battle under the care of...
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Five minutes to spare, extracts on varied subjects

John Guard - 1879
...day. — Vide B1SHOP HORNE, vol. i. 303. Lord Astley's Prayer before the Battle of Edge/all. — ' O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day....not Thou forget me.' — ' There were certainly,' says Hume, ' much longer prayers said in the Parliamentary army, but I doubt if there was so good a...
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The Sunday Magazine, Band 8

1879
...Parliament, one of the generals commanding was old Sir Jacob Astley. His last prayer before the fight was, " O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day ; if I forget thee, do not thou forget me." And of this we may be sure, that nothing, neither danger nor trouble, neither life nor death, can separate...
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The Pythouse papers: correspondence concerning the Civil war [&c.] transcr ...

Pythouse papers - 1879
...battle joined, the simple prayer of Astley rose fervently to Heaven, as the veteran said aloud, " Oh, Lord ! Thou knowest how busy I must be this day ; if I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me ; " — and with that rose up, crying out, " March on, boys." It has indeed been too much the custom...
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