Thomas Harrison; Regicide and Major-General

Thomas Harrison; Regicide and Major-General

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... of the character of the remnant of the Long Parliament is shown in his speech of a few months later before the Little Parliament. "If anybody was in competition for any place of real and signal trust, if any really public interest was at stake in that Parliament, how hard and difficult a matter was it to get anything carried without making parties--without practices indeed unworthy of a Parliament! When things must be carried so in a Supreme Authority, indeed I think it is not as it ought to be, to say no worse. Then, when we come to other trials, as in that case of Wales, ' of establishing a preaching ministry in Wales, ' which, I must confess for my own part, I set myself upon, if I should relate what discountenance that business of the poor people of God there had (who had men watching over them like so many wolves, ready to catch the lambs so soon as they were brought forth into the world); how signally that business was trodden under foot 'in Parliament, ' to the discountenancing of the honest people, and the countenancing of the Malignant Party, of this Commonwealth--I need but say it was so. For many of you know and by sad experience have felt it to be so. And somebody I hope will, at leisure, better impart to you the state of that business of Wales--which really, to myself and officers, was as plain a trial of their spirits 'the Parliament's spirits, ' as anything--it being known to many of us that God had kindled a seed there, indeed hardly to be paralleled since the primitive time. "I would these had been all the instances we had! Finding, however, which way the spirits of men went, finding that good was never intended to the people of God, I mean the large comprehension of them, under the several forms of godliness in more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659424X
  • 9781236594242