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Страница 5 - 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?
Страница 5 - My Troops increase. I have a lovely company ; you would respect them, did you know them. They are no ' Anabaptists;' they are honest sober Christians" — they expect to be used as men!
Страница 31 - ... were afraid of beating the King too well, would never end this Cause in a good way. Whereupon...
Страница 2 - Has not this present parliament A ledger to the Devil sent, Fully empower'd to treat about Finding revolted witches out ? And has not he, within a year, Hang'd threescore of them in one shire ? Some only for not being drown'd, And some for sitting above ground, Whole days and nights, upon their breeches.
Страница 5 - And thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without, by good iron arms, they would as one man stand firmly and charge desperately.
Страница 9 - Now, quoth the noble Earl, courage my soldiers all, Fight and be valiant, the spoil you shall have ; And be well rewarded all from the great to the small ; But looke that the women and children you save.
Страница 5 - I beseech you be careful what captains of horse you choose, what men be mounted; a few honest men are better than numbers. Some time they must have for exercise. If you choose godly honest men to be captains of horse, honest men will follow them, and they will be careful to mount such.
Страница 31 - Essex's army ; and it was believed that he himself with his commanders, rather endeavoured to become arbiters of war and peace than conquerors for the Parliament, for it was known he had given out such expressions...