The Life and Times of Lucius Cary; Viscount Falkland

The Life and Times of Lucius Cary; Viscount Falkland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...confusion followed, which, but for Hampden's tact, might well have ended in a hand-to-hand fight. Palmer moved that the clerk should take down the names of the opponents of the Declaration with a view to ultimate protest. "All, all," shouted Hyde and his friends. "All, all," re-echoed from all sides of the House. "Some," says D'Ewes,1 "waved their hats over their heads, and others took their swords in their scabbards out of their belts, and held them by the pummels in their hands, setting the lower part on the ground; so, as if God had not prevented it there was very great danger that mischief might have been done." Sir Philip Warwick recalls with even more picturesque imagery his recollection of the famous scene: "I thought we had all sat in the valley of the shadow of death, for we, like Joab's and Abner's young men, had catcht at each others locks, and sheathed our swords in each others bowels, had not the sagacity and great calmness of Mr. Hambden by a short speech prevented it ."2 1 Forster, Grand Remonstrance, p. 287. Forster's account is obviously coloured by his own sympathies; but it is skilfully compiled from the notes of Verney and D'Ewes, and probably represents Falkland's utterance with as much accuracy as we can hope to attain. The House rose "just when the clock struck two the ensuing morning," after deciding by 124 to 101 that the Declaration should "not be printed without the particular order of the House ." As the members hurried out of the House Falkland paused to inquire sarcastically of Cromwell "whether there had been a debate?" To which Cromwell answered "that he would take his word another time " and whispered him in the ear with...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517539
  • 9781236517531