Memoirs of Algernon Sydney

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Cradock and Joy, 1813 - 400 pagina's
 

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Pagina 270 - Then, O God, O God, I beseech thee to sanctifiy these sufferings unto me, and impute not my blood to the country, nor the city through which I am to be drawn; let no inquisition be made for it; but if any, and the shedding of blood that is innocent must be revenged, let the weight of it fall upon those that maliciously persecute me for righteousness-
Pagina 386 - George the Third, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc., and in the year of our Lord,
Pagina 397 - Bless thy people, and save them. Defend thy own cause, and defend those that defend it. Stir up such as are faint ; direct those that are willing ; confirm those that waver ; give wisdom and integrity unto all.
Pagina 387 - ... in witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Pagina 79 - I think he shows me, .1 ought to keep myself out of it. Let them please themselves with making the King glorious, who think a whole people may justly be sacrificed for the interest and pleasure of one man and a few of his followers : let them rejoice in their...
Pagina 78 - Ah, no ! better is a life among strangers, than in my own country upon such conditions. Whilst I live I will endeavour to preserve my liberty, or at least not consent to the destroying of it. I hope I shall die in the same principles in which I have lived, and will live no longer than they can preserve me.
Pagina 78 - I will not blot and defile that which is past, by endeavouring to provide for the future. I have ever had in my mind, that when God should cast me into such a condition, as that I cannot save my life but by doing an indecent thing, he shews me the time is come wherein I should resign it...
Pagina 46 - ... the reputation and power of our nation rose to a greater height than when we possessed the better half of France, and the kings of France and Scotland were our pensioners. All the states, kings, and potentates of Europe most respectfully, not to say submissively, sought our friendship...
Pagina 396 - Lest the means of destroying the best protestants in England should fail, the bench must be filled with such as had been blemishes to the bar. ' None but such as these would have advised with the king's council of the means of bringing a man to death; suffered a jury to be packed by the king's solicitors and the...
Pagina 343 - I do not insist upon this, nor upon the late hours he kept up and down our city : it's said he was every night drinking till two o'clock, or beyond that time, and that he went to his chamber drunk : but this I have only by common fame, for I was not in his company : I bless God I am not a man of his prmciples or behaviour ; but in the mornings he appeared with the symptoms of a man that over night had taken a large cup.

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