Oliver Cromwell's Letters And Speeches (volume 1); With Elucidations: with elucidations

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byOliver Cromwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. OF THE BIOGRAPHIES OF OLIVER. Ours is a very small enterprise, but seemingly a useful one; preparatory perhaps to greater and more useful, on this same matter: The collecting of the Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, and presenting them in natural sequence, with the still possible elucidation, to ingenuous readers. This is a thing that can be done ; and after some reflection, it has appeared worth doing. No great thing: one other dull Book added to the thousand, dull every one of them, which have been issued on this subject! Bu-t situated as we are, new Dulness is uahappily inevitable; readers do not reascend out of deep confusions without some trouble as they elimb. These authentic utterances of the man Oliver himself--I have gathered them from far and near; fished them up from the foul Lethean quagmires where they lay buried; I have washed, or endeavoured to wash them clean from foreign stupidities (such a job of buck-washing as I do not long to repeat); and the world shall now see them in their own shape. Working for long years in those unspeakable Historic Provinces, of which the reader has already had account, it becomes more and more apparent to one, That this man Oliver Cromwell was, as the popular fancy represents him, the soul of the Puritan Revolt, without whom it had never been a revolt transcendently memorable, and an Epoch in the World's History; that in fact he, more than is common in such cases, does deserve to give his name to the Period in question, and have the Puritan Revolt considered as a Cromzvelliad, which issue is already very visible for it. And then farther, altogether contrary to the popular fancy, it becomes apparent that this Oliver was not a man of falsehoods, but a man of truths; whose words do carry a meaning wit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. OF THE BIOGRAPHIES OF OLIVER. Ours is a very small enterprise, but seemingly a useful one; preparatory perhaps to greater...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217737536

ISBN - 13:9780217737531

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