The Story of Corfe Castle, and of Many who Have Lived There: Collected from Ancient Chronicles and Records; Also from the Private Memoirs of a Family Resident There in the Time of the Civil Wars; which Include Various Particulars of the Court of Charles the First, when Held at York and Afterwrads at Oxford

J. Murray, 1853 - 340 páginas

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Página 87 - Certainly," says Whitlocke,** with his usual candor, "never any man acted such a part, on such a theatre, with more wisdom, constancy, and eloquence, with greater reason, judgment, and temper, and with a better grace in all his words and actions, than did this great and excellent person; and he moved the hearts of all his auditors, some few excepted, to remorse and pity.
Página 125 - ... 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 ; and his weakness, to believe that he should be the general...
Página 91 - Piccadilly, (which was a fair house for entertainment and gaming, and handsome gravel walks with shade, and where were an upper and lower bowlinggreen, whither very many of the nobility, and gentry of the best quality, resorted, both for exercise and conversation...
Página 39 - ... wherein, as his Majesty is informed, be many extravagant and exorbitant opinions, set down and published for positive and good law.
Página 155 - Varney the knight-marshal, who was standardbearer, carrying the standard, which was then erected in that place, with little other ceremony than the sound of drums and trumpets : melancholy men observed many ill presages about that time. There was not one regiment of foot yet...
Página 180 - ... instead of delivering them, though at that time there were but five men in the castle, yet these five, assisted by the maid-servants, at their lady's command, mount these pieces on their carriages again, and lading one of them, they gave fire, which small thunder so affrighted the seamen, that they all quitted the place and ran away.
Página 288 - What murder'd Wentworth, and what exil'd Hyde, By kings protected, and to kings ally'd? What but their wish indulg'd in courts to shine, And pow'r too great to keep, or to resign?
Página 157 - ... been not only without success, but there hath followed that which no ill counsel in former times hath produced, or any age hath seen, namely, those several proclamations and declarations against both the houses of parliament, whereby their actions are declared treasonable, and their persons traitors.
Página 38 - Ah ! my lord, your lordship all this while hath grown in breadth ; you must needs now grow in height, or else you would be a monster.
Página 89 - Therefore, my humble advice is, that, laying aside this bill of attainder, we may think of another, saving only life, such as may secure the state from my Lord of Strafford, without endangering it as much by division concerning his punishment as he hath endangered it by his practices.

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