Woodstock, Or, the Cavalier; A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One in Three Volumes Volume . 1

Woodstock, Or, the Cavalier; A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One in Three Volumes Volume . 1

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ... liberty has but brought us in view of.new and more terrific perils, as he who travelsyin a mountainous region is, by every step whichelevates him highest, placed in a situation of more imminent hazard.- He read long and attentively, various tedious and embarrassed letters, in which the writers, placing before him the glory of God, and the freedom and liberties of England, as their supreme ends, could not, by all the ambagitory egrpressions they made use of, prevent the shrewd eye of Markham Everard from seeing, that self-interest and views of ambition were the principal moving springs at the bottom of their plots. CHAPTER VI. Sleep steals on us even like his brother Death-We know not when it comes--we know it must come--We may affect to scorn and to contemn it, For 't is the highest pride of human misery ' To say it knows not of an opiate: Yet the rcft parent, the despairing lover, Even the poor wretch who waits for execution, Feels this oblivion, against which he thought His woes had arm'd his senses, steal upon him, And through the fenceless citadel--the body, Shfprise that haughty garrison---the mind. Htmmzirr. COLONEL EVERARD experienced the truth contained in the verses of the quaint old bard whom we have quoted above. Amid private grief, and anxiety for a country long a prey'to civil war, and not likely to fall soon under any fixed or well-established form of government, Everard and his father had, like many others, turned their eyes to General Cromwell, as the person whose valour had made him the darling of the army, whose strong sagacity had hitherto predominated over the high talents by which he had been assailed in Parliament, as well as over his enemies in the field, and who was alone in the situation to settle the nation, as the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586859
  • 9781236586858