Sir John Eliot: A Biography, 1592-1632, 1. köide

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Chapman and Hall, 1872 - 930 pages
 

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Page 409 - that he could be content to lend as well as others, but feared to draw upon himself that curse in Magna Charta which should be read twice a year against those who infringe it.
Page 60 - When Israel came out of Egypt, and the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech, Judaea became his sanctification, Israel his power." For if we inspect the letter alone the departure of the children of Israel from Egypt in the time of Moses is presented to us; if the allegory, our redemption wrought by Christ; if the moral sense, the conversion of the soul from the grief...
Page 396 - Rhe, upon which he conceived that the company of right ought to have been conferred upon him, and it being refused to him by the duke of Buckingham, general of the army, he had given up his commission of lieutenant, and withdrawn himself from the army.
Page 330 - Your lordships have an idea of the man : what he is in himself, what in his affections ; you have seen his power, and some, I fear, have felt it. You have known his practice, and have heard the effects. It rests then to be considered, what, being such, he is in reference to the king and state ; how compatible or incompatible with either. " In reference to the king, he must be styled the canker in his treasure ; in reference to the state, the moth of all goodness.
Page 20 - He was the most fearless of death that ever was known ; and the most resolute and confident, yet with reverence and conscience. When I began to encourage him against the fear of death, he seemed to make so light of it that I wondered at him. And when I told him that the dear servants of God, in better causes than his, had shrunk back and trembled a little, he denied not ; but yet gave God thanks he never feared death, and much less then. For it was but an opinion and imagination, and...
Page 329 - He has broken those nerves and sinews of our land, the stores and treasures of the King. There needs no search for it. It is too visible. His profuse expenses, his superfluous feasts, his magnificent buildings, his riots, his excesses, what are they but the visible evidences of an express exhausting of the state, a chronicle of the immensity of his waste of the revenues of the Crown?
Page 331 - My lords," he ended, after a vivid parallel between Buckingham and Sejanus, " you see the man! What have been his actions, what he is like, you know! I leave him to your judgment.
Page 20 - I wondered at him; and when I told him that the dear servants of God, in better causes than his, had shrunk back and trembled a little, he denied not, but yet gave God thanks he never feared death, and much less then, for it was but an opinion and imagination. And the manner of death, though to others [it] might seem grievous, yet he had rather die so than of a burning fever...
Page 298 - I must let you know that I will not allow any of my servants to be questioned among you, much less such as are of eminent place and near to me.
Page 21 - He gathered only the more strength and advantage ; his mind became the clearer, as if already it had been freed from the cloud and oppression of the body ; and such was his unmoved courage and placid temper, that, while it changed the affection of the enemies who had come to witness it and turned their joy to sorrow, it filled all men else with admiration and emotion, leaving with them only this doubt, whether death were more acceptable to him or he more welcome unto death.

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