The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History Volume 3 by John Forster
The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History Volume 3
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Author: John Forster
Page Count: 796 pages
Published Date: 13 Sep 2013
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230148816
File Name: The.Statesmen.of.the.Commonwealth.of.England;.With.a.Treatise.on.the.Popular.Progress.in.English.History.Volume.3.pdf
Download Link: The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History Volume 3
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...should be in number 400, was voted by Parliament on the day that the report was brought up. The rest was deferred; and Vane seems to have pressed with great anxiety for its completion, but without effect. He had consented to the provision for the continuance of the present members in the House as in some sort a necessary compromise in the necessities of the case, to enable the original achievers and founders of the Commonwealth to deliver into the hands of the new representatives such a statement as they alone could give of their motives and reasons for the late memorable actions, and to report themselves, no less than their cause, aright to the unsatisfied; but still the dissolution was delayed. Mr. Godwin, always too partial to the motives of Cromwell, dates his own suspicion of the intentions of the usurper at a somewhat later date. " It was only," he obsetree, / " by slow degrees that he came to entertain those ambitious thoughts that in the sequel proved fatal to his own character and the welfare of hia country. But they found entrance; and imperceptibly they proceeded to undermine the pillars of integrity and honesty in hia bosom He saw himself without a competitor. He had No equal. He began to disdain and despise those with whom he had hitherto acted. Incomparably the man of the highest genius be now met in the council-chamber at Whitehall was Sir Henry Vane. But what was Vane 1 He was wholly unfit to command an army. He did not possess that most glittering and striking of human accomplishments, to look through whole files and squadrons of athletic, well formed, and well armed men, and inspire them at once with confidence, submission, and awe, and make them move as if they had only one soul, and march at his word...

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