Guy Fawkes; or, The gunpowder treason, Volume 1

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Page 198 - How long, O Lord, shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear ? Shall I cry out to thee suffering violence, and thou wilt not save ? Why hast thou showed me iniquity and grievance, to see rapine and injustice before me? Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and boldest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?
Page 198 - ... wicked prosper : Why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit : Thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
Page 45 - ... imaginary, till they had lost all scruples of conscience, hesitated at no means of procuring redress. But it would be unjust to hold up such persons as representatives of the whole body of Catholics. Among the conspirators themselves there were redeeming shades. All were not actuated by the same atrocious motives. Mixed feelings induced Catesby to adopt the measure. Not so Guy Fawkes, who had already been leagued with the design. One idea alone ruled him. A soldier of fortune, but a stern religious...
Page ix - Their habits were expensive, their w^nts many, and their importunities incessant. To satisfy the more clamorous a new expedient was devised. The king transferred to them his claims on some of the more opulent recusants, against whom they were at liberty to proceed by law in his name, unless the sufferers should submit to compound by the grant of an annuity for life, or the immediate payment of a considerable sum. This was at a time, when the jealousies between the two nations had reached a height,...
Page 242 - You shall swear by the blessed Trinity, and by the sacrament you now propose to receive, never to disclose directly or indirectly, by word or circumstance, the matter that shall be proposed to you to keep secret, nor desist from the execution thereof until the rest shall give you leave.
Page 204 - Everard, who had once formed one of the most brilliant ornaments of the court, had of late in a great degree retired from it. " Notwithstanding," writes Father Greenway, " that he had dwelt much in the Queen's court, and was in the way of obtaining honours and distinction by his graceful manners and rare parts, he chose rather to bear the cross with the persecuted Catholics, et vivere abjectus -in domo Domini, than to sail through the pleasures of a palace and the prosperities of the world, to the...
Page 164 - but I have just ascertained from a messenger that the pursuivant, who, we thought, had departed for Chester, is still lingering within the town. He has offered a large reward for my apprehension, and having traced us to Manchester, declares he will leave no house unsearched till he finds us. He has got together a fresh band of soldiers, and is now visiting every place he thinks likely to afford us shelter." "If this is the case," rejoined Viviana, " why remain here a single moment ? Let us fly at...
Page 1 - THE PLOT Their searches are many and severe. They come either in the night or early in the morning, and ever seek their opportunity, when the Catholics are or would be best occupied, or are likely to be worse provided or look for nothing. They willingliest come when few are at home to resist them, that they may rifle coffers, and do what they list. They lock up the servants, and the mistress of the house, and the whole family, in a room by themselves, while they, like young princes, go rifling the...
Page 13 - Elizabeth ; for they did live in some hope that after the old woman's life, they might have some mitigation, and even those who did then persecute them were a little more moderate, as being doubtful what times might succeed, and fearing their own case. But, now that they saw the times settled, having no hope of better days, but expecting that the uttermost rigour of the law should be executed, they became desperate : finding that by the laws of the kingdom their own lives were not secured, and for...
Page 161 - The progress of the great enterprise," replied Fawkes. Doctor Dee waved his wand. The curtains slowly unfolded, and Guy Fawkes perceived as in a glass a group of dark figures ; amongst which he noticed one in all respects resembling himself. A priest was apparently proposing an oath, which the others were uttering. " Do you recognise them ?" said Doctor Dee. " Perfectly," replied Fawkes. " Look again,

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