Diary of Thomas Burton, Esq., Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and Richard Cromwell, from 1656 to 1659: Now First Published from the Original Autograph Manuscript. With an Introduction, Containing an Account of the Parliament of 1654; from the Journal of Guibon Goddard, Esq. M.P., Also Now First Printed, Volume 3

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Henry Colburn, 1828
 

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Pagina 128 - Mars the other ; Till conqueror Death discover them scarce men, Rolling in brutish vices and deform'd, Violent or shameful death their due reward. But if there be in glory aught of good, It may by means far different be attain'd, Without ambition, war, or violence ; By deeds of peace, by wisdom eminent, By patience, temperance...
Pagina 8 - The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him : but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob...
Pagina 109 - III. We shall with the same sincerity, reality and constancy, in our several vocations, endeavour with our estates and lives mutually to preserve the rights and privileges of the Parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms, and to preserve and defend the King's Majesty's person and authority, in the preservation and defence of the true religion and liberties of the kingdoms, that the world may bear witness with our consciences of our loyalty, and that we have no thoughts or intentions to diminish...
Pagina 424 - When in his courtiers' ears I pour my plaint, They drink it as the Nectar of the Great; And squeeze my hand, and beg me come to-morrow.
Pagina 514 - Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain account of what the mind at home in the spacious circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting ; whether that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso, are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model...
Pagina iv - London, do now hereby, with one full voice, and consent of tongue and heart, publish and proclaim, that the high and mighty prince George, elector of...
Pagina 540 - ... a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and a-foot. It is the synod of all pates politick, jointed and laid together in most serious posture, and they are not half so busy at the parliament.
Pagina 514 - Hebrews of old did for their country, I in my proportion (with this, over and above, of being a Christian) might do for mine : not caring to be once named abroad, though perhaps I could attain to that ; but content with these British islands as my world, whose fortune hath hitherto been, that if the Athenians (as some say) made their small deeds great and renowned by their eloquent writers, England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics.
Pagina 187 - Cromwell had been most strict and severe in the forming the manners of his army, and in chastising all irregularities ; insomuch that sure there was never any such body of men so without rapine, swearing, drinking, or any other debauchery, but the wickedness of their hearts...
Pagina 497 - ... may not be denied, but ought to be granted to every man that is committed, or detained in prison, or otherwise restrained, though it be by the command of the king, the privy council, or any other.

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