Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills, Volume 3, Part 1

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Page 83 - that on this occasion Cromwell exceeded himself and. any thing he had ever heard of, in breach of faith and bloody inhumanity ; and that the cruelties exercised there, for five days after the town was taken, would make as many several pictures of inhumanity, as are to be found in the book of martyrs...
Page 126 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell...
Page 39 - Let a faithful inventory be made in every province of the murthers, burnings, and other cruelties which are permitted by the puritan enemies, with a quotation of the place, day, cause, manner, and persons, and other circumstances, subscribed by one of publick authority.
Page 160 - The language of this paper strongly shows the unpopularity of the nuncio, as it declares. " the manifold oppressions, transcendent crimes, and capital offences, which he had continually been for three years past, acting within the kingdom to the unspeakable detriment of their religion, the ruin of the nation, and the dishonour of the see of Rome,
Page 238 - I might have enlarged my industry to do them good and serve them more effectually to them, and more safely to myself. But as it is I am taught by nature and also by instruction that difference in opinion concerning matters of religion dissolves not the obligations of nature ; and in conformity to this principle, I own not only that I have done but that I will do my relations of that or any other persuasion all the good I can.
Page 69 - PS If the conference you desire do but concern the contents of this letter, I think this answer will give you full satisfaction, and I hope you will withdraw your hand, and show your power in more noble actions.
Page 88 - I know that well enough, said the Protector; however, if you have a mind to preserve your old acquaintance, let him know, that I am not ignorant either where he is or what he is doing.
Page 38 - Whereas the adversaries do spread divers rumours, do write divers letters, and, under the King's name, do print proclamations which are not the King's, by which means divers plots and dangers may ensue unto our nation ; we, therefore, to stop the way of untruth, and forgeries of political adversaries, do will and command that no such rumours, letters, or proclamations may have place or belief until it be known in a national council, whether they truly proceed from the King, left to his own freedom...
Page 38 - Catholic, to be lawful and just; in which war, if some of the Catholics be found to proceed out of some particular and unjust title— covetousness, cruelty, revenge, or hatred, or any such unlawful private intentions — we declare them therein grievously to sin, and therefore worthy to be punished and restrained with ecclesiastical censures if, advised thereof, they do not amend.
Page 227 - But, he said, withal, that the matter would not be of that indifference to his Majesty ; inasmuch as there were hundreds of his friends, yet undiscovered, who were all bound to each other, by the indispensable oaths of conspirators, to revenge the death of any of the fraternity, upon those who should bring them to justice : which would expose his Majesty, and all his ministers to the daily fear and expectation of a massacre: but, on the other...

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