The siege of Colchester; or, An event of the Civil war, A.D.1648

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Page 112 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things. There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 148 - Love thyself last; cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not; Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then, if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 75 - Not long, for sudden all at once their reeds Put forth, and to a narrow vent applied With nicest touch. Immediate in a flame But soon obscured with smoke, all Heaven...
Page 153 - tis the Indian's pride to be Naked on frozen Caucasus : Contentment cannot smart, Stoicks we see Make torments easie to their apathy. These manacles upon my arm I, as my mistress...
Page 152 - That which the world miscalls a jail A private closet is to me ; Whilst a good conscience is my bail, And innocence my liberty: Locks, bars, and solitude together met, Make me no prisoner, but an anchoret.
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Page 158 - Cromwell, who had known him very well, spoke so much good of him, and professed to have so much kindness and respect for him, that all men thought he was now safe.
Page 145 - Heath, I never gave my free consent to any thing they did : but being yet undischarged of my place, they set my name in way of course to all their papers, whether I consented or not : and to such failings are all authorities subject.
Page 31 - No radiant pearl, which crested fortune wears, No gem, that twinkling hangs from beauty's ears, Nor the bright stars, which night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre, as the tear that breaks, For others' wo, down Virtue's manly cheeks.
Page 159 - ... enemy they had: that he knew the lord Capel very well, and knew that he would be the last man in England that would forsake the royal interest; that he had great courage, industry, and generosity; that he had many friends who would always adhere to him; and that as long as he lived, what condition soever he was in, he would be a thorn in their sides; and therefore, for the good of the commonwealth, he should give his vote against the petition.

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