Montrose and Covenanters: Their Characters and Conduct, Illustrated from Private Letters and Other Original Documents Hitherto Unpublished, Embracing the Times of Charles the First, from the Rise of the Troubles in Scotland, to the Death of Montrose, Volume 1

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J. Duncan, 1838 - 1120 pagina's
 

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Pagina 509 - Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men ; that I might leave my people, and go from them ! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
Pagina 3 - ... was in his nature fearless of danger, and never declined any enterprise for the difficulty of going through with it, but exceedingly affected those which seemed desperate to other men, and did believe somewhat to be in him[self...
Pagina ix - ... this is the third step, and conducts us to the conclusion, namely, ' that so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that is, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniency, it is the will of God (which will universally determines our duty) that the established government be obeyed,
Pagina 143 - Alexander I will reign, And I will reign alone ; My thoughts did evermore disdain A rival on my throne. He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
Pagina 24 - And the truth is, there was so little curiosity either in the court, or the country, to know any thing of Scotland, or what was done there, that when the whole nation was solicitous to know what passed weekly in Germany and Poland, and all other parts of Europe, no man ever inquired what was doing in Scotland, nor had that kingdom a place or mention in one page of any gazette...
Pagina 423 - Your Majesty in all time coming. They have no other end but to preserve their religion in purity, and their liberties entire. That they intend the overthrow of monarchical government is a calumny. They are capable of no other, for many and great reasons; and ere they will admit another than Your Majesty, and after you your son and nearest of your posterity, to sit upon your throne, many thousands of them will spend their dearest blood.
Pagina 163 - Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted : it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Pagina 130 - ... they have been wrought upon towards the lessening the one, or the other, by any other suggestions or infusions, than such as should make them jealous or apprehensive of a design to introduce popery; their whole religion consisting in an entire detestation of popery, in believing the pope to be Antichrist, and hating perfectly the persons of all papists ; and I doubt all others, who did not hate them.
Pagina 172 - ... reasons, not to hearken to innovations, as will fully satisfy you that it is dangerous to give the least ear to such innovators, but it is desperate to be misled by them: But to settle your judgment, mark but the admonition of the wisest of men, King Solomon, Prov.
Pagina 101 - James would never have confounded,' — it complained of the ministers' grievances, and, finally, the whole drift and modest purpose of this petition, full of such impertinencies, mixed up with the most contradictory expressions of loyalty and humility, amounted to this — that Charles should give up the established church to the meaner model of a Scotch faction thirsting for democratic power. This ingenious scheme, concocted by a single lawyer out of some conferences he had held with sundry of...

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