Guy Fawkes Or the Gunpowder Treason: An Historical Romance

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Routledge, 1878 - Great Britain - 408 pages

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Page 272 - My Lord, Out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Page 271 - I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For, though there be no appearance of any stir, yet I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament ; and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 271 - My Lord, — Out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would adyise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Page 86 - 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 holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself...
Page 271 - I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them. This counsel is not to be contemned, because it may do you good, and can do you no harm : for the danger is past, as soon as you have burned the letter. And I hope God will give you the grace to make good use of it, unto whose holy protection I commend you*.
Page 407 - I might perhaps be accounted worthy of the honour of martyrdom, and might deservedly be glorified in the opinion of the church ; as it is, I acknowledge myself to have sinned in this respect, and deny not the justice of the sentence passed upon me.
Page 302 - ... might be called to account. Two hours afterwards the messenger returned with the Warrant. It was in the handwriting of the King, and contained a list of interrogations to be put to the prisoner, concluding by directing him " to use the gentler torture first, et sic per gradus ad ima tenditur. And so God speed you in your good work !" Thus armed, and fearless of the consequences, the lieutenant summoned Jasper Ipgreve. "We have a very refractory prisoner to deal with," he said, as the jailer appeared.
Page 216 - Garnet raised his hands gratefully and reverentially upwards. And the other conspirators crowded round Fawkes to listen to his relation. " The noise we heard," he said, " arose from a very simple circumstance, — and when you hear it, you will smile at your fears. But you will not smile at the result to which it has led. Exactly overhead, it appears, a cellar is situated belonging to a person named Bright, and the sound was occasioned by the removal of his coals, which he has been selling off."...
Page 298 - And surely worthy of observation is the punishment by law provided and appointed for high treason; for first, after a traitor hath had his just trial, and is convicted and attainted, he shall have his judgment, to be drawn to the place of execution from his prison, as being not worthy any more to tread upon the face of the earth whereof he was made: also for that he hath been retrograde to nature, therefore is he drawn backward at a horse-tail.

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