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Page 247 - Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. "The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
Page 12 - Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Page 7 - ... of State. For those were prone to create in him great confidence of undertakings, and this was like enough to betray him to great errors and many enemies ; whereof he could not but contract good store, while moving in so high a sphere and with so vigorous a lustre, he must needs, as the sun, raise many envious exhalations, which condensed by a popular odium, were capable to cast a cloud upon the brightest merit and integrity.
Page 263 - To which centre of true happiness God, I trust, hath and will graciously direct all these black lines of affliction which He hath been pleased to draw on me, and by which He hath, I hope, drawn me nearer to Himself. You have already tasted of that cup whereof I have liberally drunk...
Page 258 - Though they have fought against me, yet I cannot but so far esteem that valour and gallantry they have sometime shewed, as to wish I may never want such men to maintain myself, my laws, and my kingdoms in such a peace as wherein they may enjoy their share and proportion as much as any men.
Page 281 - For those that loved me, I pray God they may have no miss of me when I am gone; so much I wish and hope that all good subjects may be satisfied with the blessings of your presence and virtues. For those that repent of any defects in their duty toward me, as I freely forgive them in the word of a Christian king, so I believe you will find them truly zealous to repay, with interest, that loyalty and love to you which was due to me. In sum, what good I intended do you perform, when God shall give you...
Page 213 - Yet since Providence will have it so, I am content so much of my heart (which I study to approve to God's omniscience) should be discovered to the world, without any of those dresses or popular captations which some men use in their speeches and expresses. I wish my subjects had yet a clearer sight into my most retired thoughts, where they might discover how they are divided between the love and care I have, not more to preserve my own rights, than to procure their peace and happiness, and that extreme...
Page 246 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Page 167 - Bishops out of the House of Peers (of which I have elsewhere given an account) ' was sufficient to take off any suspicion, that I incline to them for any use to be made of their Votes in State affairs: Though indeed I never thought any Bishop worthy to sit in that House, who would not Vote according to his Conscience.