The Life and Death of John of Barneveld: Advocate of Holland; with a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War, Volume 2

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Harper & brothers, 1874 - 3 páginas
 

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Página 294 - I charge you before God and His blessed angels that you follow me no further than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ. " If God reveal anything to you by any other instrument of His, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry ; for I am verily persuaded the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of His holy Word.
Página 294 - I charge you before God and his blessed angels, that you follow me no farther than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If God reveal anything to you by any other instrument of his, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth, by my ministry ; for I am fully persuaded, I am very confident, that the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word.
Página 294 - we are now quickly to part from one another, and whether I may ever live to see your faces on earth any more, the God of heaven only knows ; but whether the Lord has appointed that or no, I charge you, before God and his blessed angels, that you follow me no farther than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
Página 284 - Countries began for matters of religion, and so did all the troubles in Scotland ; that his mother and he, from their cradles, had been haunted with a Puritan devil, which he feared would not leave him to his grave ; and that he would hazard his crown but he would suppress those malicious spirits.
Página 113 - In the rivalry of Maurice and Barneveld however for the national affection the chances were singularly against the Advocate. The great battles and sieges of the Prince had been on a world's theatre, had enchained the attention of Christendom, and on their issue had frequently depended, or seemed to depend, the very existence of the nation. The labours of the statesman, on the contrary, had been comparatively secret.
Página 29 - Maurice was at that moment the great soldier of Protestantism without clearly scanning the grandeur of the field in which he was a chief actor, or foreseeing the vastness of its future, so the Advocate was its statesman and its prophet. Could the two have worked together as harmoniously as they had done at an earlier day, it would have been a blessing for the common weal of Europe.
Página 112 - But all history shows that the brilliant soldier of a republic is apt to have the advantage, in a struggle for popular affection and popular applause, over the statesman, however consummate. The general imagination is more excited by the triumphs of the field than by those of the tribune, and the man who has passed many years of life in commanding multitudes with necessarily despotic sway is often supposed to have...
Página 382 - If ever a man could have found it tedious to listen to his own death sentence, the great statesman might have been in that condition as he listened to Secretary Pots. During the reading of the sentence the Advocate moved uneasily on his seat, and seemed about to interrupt the clerk at several passages which seemed to him especially preposterous. But he controlled himself by a strong effort, and the clerk went steadily on to the conclusion. Then Barneveld said : " The judges have put down many things...
Página 386 - Upon this coffin now sat two common soldiers of ruffianly aspect, playing at dice, betting whether the Lord or the Devil would get the soul of Barneveld. Many a foul and ribald jest at the expense of the prisoner was exchanged between these gamblers, some of their comrades, and a few townsmen who were grouped about at that early hour. The horrible libels, caricatures, and calumnies which had been circulated, exhibited, and sung in all the...

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