The Life and Times of the Hon. Algernon Sydney, 1622-1683, Volume 1

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Tinsley brothers, 1873 - 405 pages
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Page 16 - ... comfort: here a shepherd's boy piping, as though he should never be old; there a young shepherdess knitting and withal singing : and it seemed that her voice comforted her hands to work, and her hands kept time to her voice music.
Page 86 - We shall with the same sincerity, reality and constancy, in our several vocations, endeavour with our estates and lives mutually to preserve the rights and privileges of the Parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms...
Page 126 - I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it,' I replied, 'You may take your own course ; I cannot stop you ; but I will keep myself clean from having any hand in this business,' and immediately went out of the room and never returned.
Page 371 - He said once to myself, he was no atheist, but he could not think God would make a man miserable only for taking a little pleasure out of the way.
Page 16 - There were hills which garnished their proud heights with stately trees : humble valleys whose base estate seemed comforted with the refreshing of silver rivers ; meadows enamelled with all sorts of eye-pleasing flowers ; thickets, which being lined with most pleasant shade were witnessed so to, by the cheerful disposition of many well-tuned birds ; each pasture stored with sheep feeding with...
Page 86 - Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed Churches ; and we shall endeavour to bring the Churches of God in the three kingdoms to the nearest conjunction and uniformity in religion, confession of faith, form of Church government, directory for worship and catechising, that we, and our posterity after us, may, as brethren, live in faith and love, and the Lord may delight to dwell in the midst of us.
Page 96 - I raised such men as had the fear of God before them, as made some conscience of what they did ; and from that day forward, I must say to you, they were never beaten, and wherever they were engaged against the enemy, they beat continually.
Page 95 - are most of them old decayed serving-men and tapsters, and such kind of fellows ; and,' said I, ' their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons, and persons of quality ; do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen, .that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Page 324 - I tell you, we will cut off his head with the Crown upon it," I replied, " You may take your own course ; I cannot stop you ; but I will keep myself clean from having any hand in this business," immediately went out of the room, and never returned.
Page 86 - God, endeavour in our several places and callings, the preservation of the reformed religion in the Church of Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God and the example of the best reformed churches...

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