Memorials of the Stuart Dynasty: Including the Constitutional and Ecclesiastical History of England, from the Decease of Elizabeth to the Abdication of James II.

Holdsworth and Ball, 1831

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476 ページ - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and...
83 ページ - I know no reason but you may as well rule the common lawyers in England as I, poor beagle, do here ; and yet that I do, and will do, in all that concerns my master, at the peril of my head.
307 ページ - Most of the company gone, and I going, I heard by a gentleman of a sermon that was to be there ; and so I staid to hear it, thinking it serious, till by and by the gentleman told me it was a mockery by one Cornet Bolton, a very gentleman-like man, that behind a chair did pray and preach like a Presbyter Scot, with all the possible imitation in grimaces and voice.
505 ページ - Richard, Richard, dost thou think we'll hear thee poison the court? Richard, thou art an old fellow, an old knave; thou hast written books enough to load a cart, every one as full of sedition, I might say treason, as an egg is full of meat. Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing trade forty years ago, it had been happy.
57 ページ - ... head : but at once many bid him void the house; so he is forced, in confusion, to go to the door till he was called.
221 ページ - ... yielded a harvest of extraordinary good and sound knowledge in all parts of learning ; and many who were wickedly introduced applied themselves to the study of good learning and the practice of virtue, and had...
249 ページ - ... of unlearned and erroneous men that favoured antinomianism or anabaptism, yet, to give them their due, they did abundance of good to the church. They saved many a congregation from ignorant, ungodly, drunken teachers, that sort of men...
502 ページ - I will conform to the liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by law established.
307 ページ - Scot, with all the possible imitation in grimaces and voice. And his text about the hanging up their harps upon the willows : and a serious good sermon too, exclaiming against Bishops, and crying up of my good Lord Eglington, till it made us all burst...
245 ページ - And was it fit for them to sit heavy upon others ? Is it ingenuous to ask liberty, and not to give it ? What greater hypocrisy than for those who were oppressed by the Bishops to become the greatest oppressors themselves, so soon as their yoke was removed...