Montrose and Covenanters, Their Characters and Conduct, Volume 1

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J. Duncan, 1838
 

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Pagina xxi - ... 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 245 - I came from home, till my head was again homeward ; for I was as a man who had taken my leave from the world, and was resolved to die in that service without return. I found the favour of God shining upon me ; and a sweet, meek, yet strong and vehement spirit leading me, all along.
Pagina vii - Government," resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say 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 . . . that the established government be obeyed— and no longer. This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the...
Pagina 20 - 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 vii - Government', resolves all civil obligation into expediency ; and he proceeds to say, ' 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 that the established government be obeyed, and no longer.' - 'This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of...
Pagina 64 - Church than the promotion of churchmen to places of the greatest honour and offices of the highest trust : and this opinion and the prosecution of it (though his integrity was unquestionable, and his zeal as great for the good and honour of the State as for the advancement and security of the Church) was the unhappy foundation of his own ruin, and of the prejudice towards, and malice against, and almost destruction of, the Church.
Pagina 413 - 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 128 - ... 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 166 - ... 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 224 - ... such was the wisdom and authority of that old, little, crooked soldier that all, with an incredible submission, from the beginning to the end, gave over themselves to be guided by him as if he had been Great Solyman.