Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reigns of the Stuarts: Including the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, Volume 4

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Page 66 - Lord, though I am a miserable and wretched creature, I am in Covenant with Thee through grace. And I may, I will, come to Thee, for Thy People. Thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and Thee service...
Page 66 - Thy instruments, to depend more upon Thyself. Pardon such as desire to trample upon the dust of a poor worm, for they are Thy People too. And pardon the folly of this short Prayer: — Even for Jesus Christ's sake. And give us a good night, if it be Thy pleasure. Amen.
Page 256 - I have a mind to a new wife ; but for all that I will not see an innocent woman abused.
Page 282 - Lord, I am a great deal older than your Grace, " and have, I believe, heard more arguments for " Atheism than ever your Grace did ; but I have " lived long enough to see there is nothing in them ; " and so, I hope, your Grace will.
Page 177 - I bade him leap over a hedge, and lie still to hear if anybody followed us ; which we did, and continued lying down upon the ground about half an hour, when, hearing nobody come, we continued our way on to the village upon the Severn ; where the fellow told me there was an honest gentleman, one Mr.
Page 48 - A little before her death she gave my Lord her blessing, in these words : " The Lord cause His face to shine upon you ; and comfort you in all your adversities ; and enable you to do great things for the glory of your Most High God, and to be a relief unto His people. My dear Son, I leave my heart with thee. A good night !" '* — and therewith sank into her long sleep.
Page 140 - Committee," a merry but indifferent play, only Lacey's part, an Irish footman, is beyond imagination. Here I saw my Lord Falconbridge, and his Lady, my Lady Mary Cromwell, who looks as well as I have known her, and well clad; but when the House began to fill she put on her vizard, and so kept it on all the play; which of late is become a great fashion among the ladies, which hides their whole face.
Page 269 - Cuckolds all awry,' the old dance of England. Of the ladies that danced, the Duke of Monmouth's mistress, and my Lady Castlemaine, and a daughter of Sir Harry de Vicke's, were the best. The manner was, when the King dances, all the ladies in the room, and the Queen herself, stand up : and indeed he dances rarely, and much better than the Duke of York.
Page 193 - What countryman are you, that you know not how to wind up a jack ?" Will. Jackson answered very satisfactorily, " I am a poor tenant's son of Colonel Lane, in Staffordshire ; we seldom have roast meat, but when we have, we don't make use of a jack •" which in some measure assuaged the maid's indignation.
Page 265 - One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, (and I think I am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,' and then gave him the plan for it.

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