History of Charles the First and the English Revolution: From the Accession of Charles the First to His Execution, Volumen1

R. Bentley, 1854 - 430 páginas
This is the first in a two-volume series that gives a detailed history of the reign of Charles I and the English Revolution. This volume discusses the early reign of King Charles, from his accession to the eve of the English Civil War.

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Página 334 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here ; and I humbly beg your majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.
Página 353 - As to the militia, I thought so much of it before I sent that answer, and am so much assured that the answer is agreeable to what in justice or reason you can ask, or I in honour grant, that I shall not alter it in any point. For my residence near you, I wish it might be so safe and honourable, that I had no cause to absent myself from Whitehall: ask yourselves whether I have not.
Página 208 - I pray God bless him to carry it so that the Church may have honour, and the State service and content by it. And now, if the Church will not hold up themselves, under God I can do no more.
Página 296 - I have nigh done! One stroke will make my wife a widow, my dear children fatherless, deprive my poor servants of their indulgent master, and separate me from my affectionate brother and all my friends! But let God be to you and them all in all!
Página 334 - I am sorry for this occasion of coming unto you. Yesterday I sent a sergeant-atarms upon a very important occasion, to apprehend some that, by my command, were accused of high treason : whereunto I did expect obedience, and not a message.
Página 334 - For I must tell you Gentlemen, that so long as these persons that I have accused (for no slight Crime but for Treason) are here, I cannot expect that this House will be in the Right way that I do heartily wish it: Therefore I am come to tell you that I must have them wheresoever I find them.
Página 166 - We must now speak, or for ever hold our peace; for us to be silent, when king and kingdom are in this calamity, is not fit.
Página 156 - ... most agreeable to the goodness of his own most gracious disposition, and to the desire and weal of his people. If this be deferred, necessity and the sword of the enemy make way for the others.
Página 353 - I am so much amazed at this message," said the king in his prompt reply, " that I know not what to answer. You speak of jealousies and fears ! Lay your hands on your hearts, and ask yourselves whether I may not likewise be disturbed with fears and jealousies: and if so, I assure you that this message has nothing lessened them.
Página 141 - We do not request a choice by name, as 14 Edward II., 3, 5, 11, Richard II., 8 Henry IV., or 31 Henry VI.; nor to swear them in parliament, as 35 Edward I., 9 Edward II., or 5 Richard II. ; or to line them out their directions of rule, as 43 Henry III., and 8 Henry VI. ; or desire that which Henry III. did promise in his 42nd year: ' Se acta omnia per assensum magnatum de concilio suo electorum, et sine eorum assensu nihil.

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