Woodstock, Or, The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one

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J. & J. Harper, 1826 - 370 pages

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Page 106 - ... speaker that ever perplexed an audience. It has been long since said by the historian that a collection of the Protector's speeches would make, with a few exceptions, the most nonsensical book in the world; but he ought to have added that nothing could be more nervous, concise, and intelligible than what he really intended should be understood. It was also remarked of Cromwell that, though born of a good family, both by father and mother, and although he had the usual opportunities of education...

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