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HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1600 by Motley[#73][jm73v10.txt]4873

Alas! the benighted victims of superstition hugged their chains Culpable audacity and exaggerated prudence The wisest statesmen are prone to blunder in affairs of war



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1600-02 by Motley[#74][jm74v10.txt]4874

Constitute themselves at once universal legatees Crimes and cruelties such as Christians only could imagine Human fat esteemed the sovereignst remedy (for wounds) War was the normal and natural condition of mankind



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1602-03 by Motley[#75][jm75v10.txt]4875

Bestowing upon others what was not his property Four weeks' holiday—the first in eleven years Idea of freedom in commerce has dawned upon nations Impossible it is to practise arithmetic with disturbed brains Passion is a bad schoolmistress for the memory Prisoners were immediately hanged Unlearned their faith in bell, book, and candle World has rolled on to fresher fields of carnage and ruin



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1603-04 by Motley[#76][jm76v10.txt]4876

Began to scatter golden arguments with a lavish hand Certain number of powers, almost exactly equal to each other Conceit, and procrastination which marked the royal character Do you want peace or war? I am ready for either Eloquence of the biggest guns Even the virtues of James were his worst enemies Gold was the only passkey to justice If to do be as grand as to imagine what it were good to do It is certain that the English hate us (Sully) Logic of the largest battalions Made peace—and had been at war ever since Nations tied to the pinafores of children in the nursery Natural tendency to suspicion of a timid man Not safe for politicians to call each other hard names One of the most contemptible and mischievous of kings (James I) Peace founded on the only secure basis, equality of strength Peace seemed only a process for arriving at war Repose under one despot guaranteed to them by two others Requires less mention than Philip III himself Rules adopted in regard to pretenders to crowns Served at their banquets by hosts of lackeys on their knees Take all their imaginations and extravagances for truths The expenses of James's household The pigmy, as the late queen had been fond of nicknaming him To negotiate with Government in England was to bribe Unproductive consumption being accounted most sagacious War was the normal condition of Christians We have been talking a little bit of truth to each other What was to be done in this world and believed as to the next You must show your teeth to the Spaniard



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1604-05 by Motley[#77][jm77v10.txt]4877

Abstinence from unproductive consumption Defeated garrison ever deserved more respect from friend or foe His own past triumphs seemed now his greatest enemies Hundred thousand men had laid down their lives by her decree John Castel, who had stabbed Henry IV. Looking down upon her struggle with benevolent indifference No retrenchments in his pleasures of women, dogs, and buildings Sick soldiers captured on the water should be hanged The small children diminished rapidly in numbers When all was gone, they began to eat each other



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1605-07 by Motley[#78][jm78v10.txt]4878

A penal offence in the republic to talk of peace or of truce Accepting a new tyrant in place of the one so long ago deposed As if they were free will not make them free As neat a deception by telling the truth Cargo of imaginary gold dust was exported from the James River Delay often fights better than an army against a foreign invader Diplomacy of Spain and Rome—meant simply dissimulation Draw a profit out of the necessities of this state England hated the Netherlands Friendly advice still more intolerable Haereticis non servanda fides He who confessed well was absolved well Insensible to contumely, and incapable of accepting a rebuff Languor of fatigue, rather than any sincere desire for peace Much as the blind or the deaf towards colour or music Subtle and dangerous enemy who wore the mask of a friend Word peace in Spanish mouths simply meant the Holy Inquisition



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1607 by Motley[#79][jm79v10.txt]4879

A man incapable of fatigue, of perplexity, or of fear Converting beneficent commerce into baleful gambling Gigantic vices are proudly pointed to as the noblest No generation is long-lived enough to reap the harvest Proclaiming the virginity of the Virgin's mother Steeped to the lips in sloth which imagined itself to be pride To shirk labour, infinite numbers become priests and friars



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1607 by Motley[#80][jm80v10.txt]4880

A sovereign remedy for the disease of liberty All the ministers and great functionaries received presents Because he had been successful (hated) But the habit of dissimulation was inveterate By turns, we all govern and are governed Contempt for treaties however solemnly ratified Despised those who were grateful Idiotic principle of sumptuary legislation Indulging them frequently with oracular advice Justified themselves in a solemn consumption of time Man who cannot dissemble is unfit to reign Men fought as if war was the normal condition of humanity Men who meant what they said and said what they meant Negotiated as if they were all immortal Philip of Macedon, who considered no city impregnable To negotiate was to bribe right and left, and at every step Unwise impatience for peace



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1608 by Motley[#81][jm81v10.txt]4881

Night brings counsel This obstinate little republic Triple marriages between the respective nurseries Usual expedient by which bad legislation on one side countered



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1608 by Motley[#82][jm82v10.txt]4882

A truce he honestly considered a pitfall of destruction Alas! we must always have something to persecute Argument is exhausted and either action or compromise begins Beware of a truce even more than of a peace Could handle an argument as well as a sword God alone can protect us against those whom we trust Humble ignorance as the safest creed Man is never so convinced of his own wisdom Peace was unattainable, war was impossible, truce was inevitable Readiness at any moment to defend dearly won liberties Such an excuse was as bad as the accusation The art of ruling the world by doing nothing To doubt the infallibility of Calvin was as heinous a crime What exchequer can accept chronic warfare and escape bankruptcy Words are always interpreted to the disadvantage of the weak



HISTORY UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1609 by Motley[#83][jm83v10.txt]4883

About equal to that of England at the same period An unjust God, himself the origin of sin Butchery in the name of Christ was suspended Calling a peace perpetual can never make it so Chieftains are dwarfed in the estimation of followers Each in its turn becoming orthodox, and therefore persecuting Exorcising the devil by murdering his supposed victims Foremost to shake off the fetters of superstition God of vengeance, of jealousy, and of injustice Gomarites accused the Arminians of being more lax than Papists Hangman is not the most appropriate teacher of religion He often spoke of popular rights with contempt John Wier, a physician of Grave Necessity of extirpating heresy, root and branch Nowhere were so few unproductive consumers Paving the way towards atheism (by toleration) Privileged to beg, because ashamed to work Religious persecution of Protestants by Protestants So unconscious of her strength State can best defend religion by letting it alone Taxed themselves as highly as fifty per cent The People had not been invented The slightest theft was punished with the gallows Tolerate another religion that his own may be tolerated Toleration—that intolerable term of insult War to compel the weakest to follow the religion of the strongest



ENTIRE 1600-09 UNITED NETHERLANDS, by Motley[#84][jm84v10.txt]4884

A penal offence in the republic to talk of peace or of truce A sovereign remedy for the disease of liberty A man incapable of fatigue, of perplexity, or of fear A truce he honestly considered a pitfall of destruction About equal to that of England at the same period Abstinence from unproductive consumption Accepting a new tyrant in place of the one so long ago deposed Alas! we must always have something to persecute Alas! the benighted victims of superstition hugged their chains All the ministers and great functionaries received presents An unjust God, himself the origin of sin Argument is exhausted and either action or compromise begins As if they were free will not make them free As neat a deception by telling the truth Because he had been successful (hated) Began to scatter golden arguments with a lavish hand Bestowing upon others what was not his property Beware of a truce even more than of a peace But the habit of dissimulation was inveterate Butchery in the name of Christ was suspended By turns, we all govern and are governed Calling a peace perpetual can never make it so Cargo of imaginary gold dust was exported from the James River Certain number of powers, almost exactly equal to each other Chieftains are dwarfed in the estimation of followers Conceit, and procrastination which marked the royal character Constitute themselves at once universal legatees Contempt for treaties however solemnly ratified Converting beneficent commerce into baleful gambling Could handle an argument as well as a sword Crimes and cruelties such as Christians only could imagine Culpable audacity and exaggerated prudence Defeated garrison ever deserved more respect from friend or foe Delay often fights better than an army against a foreign invader Despised those who were grateful Diplomacy of Spain and Rome—meant simply dissimulation Do you want peace or war? I am ready for either Draw a profit out of the necessities of this state Each in its turn becoming orthodox, and therefore persecuting Eloquence of the biggest guns England hated the Netherlands Even the virtues of James were his worst enemies Exorcising the devil by murdering his supposed victims Foremost to shake off the fetters of superstition Four weeks' holiday—the first in eleven years Friendly advice still more intolerable Gigantic vices are proudly pointed to as the noblest God alone can protect us against those whom we trust God of vengeance, of jealousy, and of injustice Gold was the only passkey to justice Gomarites accused the Arminians of being more lax than Papists Haereticis non servanda fides Hangman is not the most appropriate teacher of religion He often spoke of popular rights with contempt He who confessed well was absolved well His own past triumphs seemed now his greatest enemies Human fat esteemed the sovereignst remedy (for wounds) Humble ignorance as the safest creed Hundred thousand men had laid down their lives by her decree Idea of freedom in commerce has dawned upon nations Idiotic principle of sumptuary legislation If to do be as grand as to imagine what it were good to do Impossible it is to practise arithmetic with disturbed brains Indulging them frequently with oracular advice Insensible to contumely, and incapable of accepting a rebuff It is certain that the English hate us (Sully) John Castel, who had stabbed Henry IV. John Wier, a physician of Grave Justified themselves in a solemn consumption of time Languor of fatigue, rather than any sincere desire for peace Logic of the largest battalions Looking down upon her struggle with benevolent indifference Made peace—and had been at war ever since Man is never so convinced of his own wisdom Man who cannot dissemble is unfit to reign Men who meant what they said and said what they meant Men fought as if war was the normal condition of humanity Much as the blind or the deaf towards colour or music Nations tied to the pinafores of children in the nursery Natural tendency to suspicion of a timid man Necessity of extirpating heresy, root and branch Negotiated as if they were all immortal Night brings counsel No retrenchments in his pleasures of women, dogs, and buildings No generation is long-lived enough to reap the harvest Not safe for politicians to call each other hard names Nowhere were so few unproductive consumers One of the most contemptible and mischievous of kings (James I) Passion is a bad schoolmistress for the memory Paving the way towards atheism (by toleration) Peace seemed only a process for arriving at war Peace founded on the only secure basis, equality of strength Peace was unattainable, war was impossible, truce was inevitable Philip of Macedon, who considered no city impregnable Prisoners were immediately hanged Privileged to beg, because ashamed to work Proclaiming the virginity of the Virgin's mother Readiness at any moment to defend dearly won liberties Religious persecution of Protestants by Protestants Repose under one despot guaranteed to them by two others Requires less mention than Philip III himself Rules adopted in regard to pretenders to crowns Served at their banquets by hosts of lackeys on their knees Sick soldiers captured on the water should be hanged So unconscious of her strength State can best defend religion by letting it alone Steeped to the lips in sloth which imagined itself to be pride Subtle and dangerous enemy who wore the mask of a friend Such an excuse was as bad as the accusation Take all their imaginations and extravagances for truths Taxed themselves as highly as fifty per cent The art of ruling the world by doing nothing The slightest theft was punished with the gallows The wisest statesmen are prone to blunder in affairs of war The pigmy, as the late queen had been fond of nicknaming him The expenses of James's household The People had not been invented The small children diminished rapidly in numbers This obstinate little republic To shirk labour, infinite numbers become priests and friars To negotiate was to bribe right and left, and at every step To doubt the infallibility of Calvin was as heinous a crime To negotiate with Government in England was to bribe Tolerate another religion that his own may be tolerated Toleration—that intolerable term of insult Triple marriages between the respective nurseries Unlearned their faith in bell, book, and candle Unproductive consumption being accounted most sagacious Unwise impatience for peace Usual expedient by which bad legislation on one side countered War was the normal and natural condition of mankind War was the normal condition of Christians War to compel the weakest to follow the religion of the strongest We have been talking a little bit of truth to each other What was to be done in this world and believed as to the next What exchequer can accept chronic warfare and escape bankruptcy When all was gone, they began to eat each other Word peace in Spanish mouths simply meant the Holy Inquisition Words are always interpreted to the disadvantage of the weak World has rolled on to fresher fields of carnage and ruin You must show your teeth to the Spaniard



ENTIRE 1584-1609 UNITED NETHERLAND, by Motley[#85][jm85v10.txt]4885

A hard bargain when both parties are losers A penal offence in the republic to talk of peace or of truce A despot really keeps no accounts, nor need to do so A free commonwealth—was thought an absurdity A burnt cat fears the fire A pusillanimous peace, always possible at any period A man incapable of fatigue, of perplexity, or of fear A sovereign remedy for the disease of liberty A truce he honestly considered a pitfall of destruction Able men should be by design and of purpose suppressed About equal to that of England at the same period Abstinence from unproductive consumption Accepting a new tyrant in place of the one so long ago deposed Accustomed to the faded gallantries Act of Uniformity required Papists to assist Alas! we must always have something to persecute Alas! the benighted victims of superstition hugged their chains Alexander's exuberant discretion All fellow-worms together All business has been transacted with open doors All Italy was in his hands All the ministers and great functionaries received presents Allow her to seek a profit from his misfortune An unjust God, himself the origin of sin Anarchy which was deemed inseparable from a non-regal form Anatomical study of what has ceased to exist And thus this gentle and heroic spirit took its flight Are wont to hang their piety on the bell-rope Argument is exhausted and either action or compromise begins Arminianism Artillery As logical as men in their cups are prone to be As if they were free will not make them free As neat a deception by telling the truth As lieve see the Spanish as the Calvinistic inquisition At length the twig was becoming the tree Auction sales of judicial ermine Baiting his hook a little to his appetite Beacons in the upward path of mankind Because he had been successful (hated) Been already crimination and recrimination more than enough Began to scatter golden arguments with a lavish hand Being the true religion, proved by so many testimonies Beneficent and charitable purposes (War) Bestowing upon others what was not his property Beware of a truce even more than of a peace Bomb-shells were not often used although known for a century Bungling diplomatists and credulous dotards Burning of Servetus at Geneva But the habit of dissimulation was inveterate Butchery in the name of Christ was suspended By turns, we all govern and are governed Calling a peace perpetual can never make it so Canker of a long peace Cargo of imaginary gold dust was exported from the James River Casting up the matter "as pinchingly as possibly might be" Certain number of powers, almost exactly equal to each other Certainly it was worth an eighty years' war Chief seafaring nations of the world were already protestant Chieftains are dwarfed in the estimation of followers Children who had never set foot on the shore Chronicle of events must not be anticipated College of "peace-makers," who wrangled more than all Conceding it subsequently, after much contestation Conceit, and procrastination which marked the royal character Condemned first and inquired upon after Conformity of Governments to the principles of justice Considerable reason, even if there were but little justice Constant vigilance is the price of liberty Constitute themselves at once universal legatees Contempt for treaties however solemnly ratified Continuing to believe himself invincible and infallible Converting beneficent commerce into baleful gambling Could do a little more than what was possible Could handle an argument as well as a sword Courage and semblance of cheerfulness, with despair in his heart Court fatigue, to scorn pleasure Crimes and cruelties such as Christians only could imagine Culpable audacity and exaggerated prudence Deal with his enemy as if sure to become his friend Decline a bribe or interfere with the private sale of places Defeated garrison ever deserved more respect from friend or foe Defect of enjoying the flattery, of his inferiors in station Delay often fights better than an army against a foreign invader Demanding peace and bread at any price Despised those who were grateful Diplomacy of Spain and Rome—meant simply dissimulation Diplomatic adroitness consists mainly in the power to deceive Disciple of Simon Stevinus Dismay of our friends and the gratification of our enemies Disordered, and unknit state needs no shaking, but propping Disposed to throat-cutting by the ministers of the Gospel Divine right of kings Do you want peace or war? I am ready for either Done nothing so long as aught remained to do Draw a profit out of the necessities of this state During this, whole war, we have never seen the like Each in its turn becoming orthodox, and therefore persecuting Eat their own children than to forego one high mass Elizabeth, though convicted, could always confute Elizabeth (had not) the faintest idea of religious freedom Eloquence of the biggest guns England hated the Netherlands Englishmen and Hollanders preparing to cut each other's throats Enmity between Lutherans and Calvinists Even the virtues of James were his worst enemies Even to grant it slowly is to deny it utterly Ever met disaster with so cheerful a smile Every one sees what you seem, few perceive what you are Evil is coming, the sooner it arrives the better Evil has the advantage of rapidly assuming many shapes Exorcising the devil by murdering his supposed victims Faction has rarely worn a more mischievous aspect Famous fowl in every pot Fed on bear's liver, were nearly poisoned to death Fellow worms had been writhing for half a century in the dust Find our destruction in our immoderate desire for peace Fitter to obey than to command Five great rivers hold the Netherland territory in their coils Fled from the land of oppression to the land of liberty Fool who useth not wit because he hath it not For his humanity towards the conquered garrisons (censured) For us, looking back upon the Past, which was then the Future Forbidding the wearing of mourning at all Foremost to shake off the fetters of superstition Four weeks' holiday—the first in eleven years French seem madmen, and are wise Friendly advice still more intolerable Full of precedents and declamatory commonplaces Future world as laid down by rival priesthoods German Highland and the German Netherland German-Lutheran sixteenth-century idea of religious freedom Gigantic vices are proudly pointed to as the noblest God of vengeance, of jealousy, and of injustice God alone can protect us against those whom we trust God of wrath who had decreed the extermination of all unbeliever God, whose cause it was, would be pleased to give good weather Gold was the only passkey to justice Gomarites accused the Arminians of being more lax than Papists Guilty of no other crime than adhesion to the Catholic faith Had industry been honoured instead of being despised Haereticis non servanda fides Hanging of Mary Dyer at Boston Hangman is not the most appropriate teacher of religion Hard at work, pouring sand through their sieves Hardly an inch of French soil that had not two possessors Hardly a distinguished family in Spain not placed in mourning He often spoke of popular rights with contempt He did his work, but he had not his reward He who confessed well was absolved well He spent more time at table than the Bearnese in sleep He sat a great while at a time. He had a genius for sitting Henry the Huguenot as the champion of the Council of Trent Her teeth black, her bosom white and liberally exposed (Eliz.) Heretics to the English Church were persecuted Hibernian mode of expressing himself High officers were doing the work of private, soldiers Highest were not necessarily the least slimy His invectives were, however, much stronger than his arguments His own past triumphs seemed now his greatest enemies His insolence intolerable His inordinate arrogance Historical scepticism may shut its eyes to evidence History is but made up of a few scattered fragments History is a continuous whole of which we see only fragments Holland was afraid to give a part, although offering the whole Holy institution called the Inquisition Honor good patriots, and to support them in venial errors Hugo Grotius Human fat esteemed the sovereignst remedy (for wounds) Humanizing effect of science upon the barbarism of war Humble ignorance as the safest creed Humility which was but the cloak to his pride Hundred thousand men had laid down their lives by her decree I will never live, to see the end of my poverty I am a king that will be ever known not to fear any but God I did never see any man behave himself as he did Idea of freedom in commerce has dawned upon nations Idiotic principle of sumptuary legislation Idle, listless, dice-playing, begging, filching vagabonds If to do be as grand as to imagine what it were good to do Ignorance is the real enslaver of mankind Imagining that they held the world's destiny in their hands Imposed upon the multitudes, with whom words were things Impossible it was to invent terms of adulation too gross Impossible it is to practise arithmetic with disturbed brains In times of civil war, to be neutral is to be nothing Individuals walking in advance of their age Indulging them frequently with oracular advice Inevitable fate of talking castles and listening ladies Infamy of diplomacy, when diplomacy is unaccompanied by honesty Infinite capacity for pecuniary absorption Inhabited by the savage tribes called Samoyedes Innocent generation, to atone for the sins of their forefathers Inquisitors enough; but there were no light vessels in The Armada Insensible to contumely, and incapable of accepting a rebuff Intelligence, science, and industry were accounted degrading Intentions of a government which did not know its own intentions Intolerable tendency to puns Invaluable gift which no human being can acquire, authority Invincible Armada had not only been vanquished but annihilated It is certain that the English hate us (Sully) John Castel, who had stabbed Henry IV. John Wier, a physician of Grave Justified themselves in a solemn consumption of time King had issued a general repudiation of his debts King was often to be something much less or much worse Labour was esteemed dishonourable Languor of fatigue, rather than any sincere desire for peace Leading motive with all was supposed to be religion Life of nations and which we call the Past Little army of Maurice was becoming the model for Europe Logic of the largest battalions Longer they delay it, the less easy will they find it Look for a sharp war, or a miserable peace Looking down upon her struggle with benevolent indifference Lord was better pleased with adverbs than nouns Loud, nasal, dictatorial tone, not at all agreeable Loving only the persons who flattered him Luxury had blunted the fine instincts of patriotism Made peace—and had been at war ever since Magnificent hopefulness Make sheep of yourselves, and the wolf will eat you Man is never so convinced of his own wisdom Man had no rights at all He was property Man who cannot dissemble is unfit to reign Maritime heretics Matter that men may rather pray for than hope for Matters little by what name a government is called Meet around a green table except as fencers in the field Men who meant what they said and said what they meant Men fought as if war was the normal condition of humanity Mendacity may always obtain over innocence and credulity Military virtue in the support of an infamous cause Mistakes might occur from occasional deviations into sincerity Mondragon was now ninety-two years old Moral nature, undergoes less change than might be hoped More catholic than the pope Much as the blind or the deaf towards colour or music Myself seeing of it methinketh that I dream Names history has often found it convenient to mark its epochs National character, not the work of a few individuals Nations tied to the pinafores of children in the nursery Natural tendency to suspicion of a timid man Necessity of kingship Necessity of extirpating heresy, root and branch Negotiated as if they were all immortal Neighbour's blazing roof was likely soon to fire their own Never did statesmen know better how not to do Never peace well made, he observed, without a mighty war New Years Day in England, 11th January by the New Style Night brings counsel Nine syllables that which could be more forcibly expressed in on No retrenchments in his pleasures of women, dogs, and buildings No generation is long-lived enough to reap the harvest Nor is the spirit of the age to be pleaded in defence Not many more than two hundred Catholics were executed Not a friend of giving details larger than my ascertained facts Not distinguished for their docility Not of the genus Reptilia, and could neither creep nor crouch Not safe for politicians to call each other hard names Nothing cheap, said a citizen bitterly, but sermons Nothing could equal Alexander's fidelity, but his perfidy Nowhere were so few unproductive consumers Obscure were thought capable of dying natural deaths Octogenarian was past work and past mischief Often necessary to be blind and deaf One-third of Philip's effective navy was thus destroyed One could neither cry nor laugh within the Spanish dominions One of the most contemptible and mischievous of kings (James I) Only citadel against a tyrant and a conqueror was distrust Oration, fertile in rhetoric and barren in facts Others that do nothing, do all, and have all the thanks Passion is a bad schoolmistress for the memory Past was once the Present, and once the Future Patriotism seemed an unimaginable idea Pauper client who dreamed of justice at the hands of law Paving the way towards atheism (by toleration) Peace and quietness is brought into a most dangerous estate Peace seemed only a process for arriving at war Peace founded on the only secure basis, equality of strength Peace would be destruction Peace-at-any-price party Peace was unattainable, war was impossible, truce was inevitable Philip II. gave the world work enough Philip of Macedon, who considered no city impregnable Picturesqueness of crime Placid unconsciousness on his part of defeat Plea of infallibility and of authority soon becomes ridiculous Portion of these revenues savoured much of black-mail Possible to do, only because we see that it has been done Pray here for satiety, (said Cecil) than ever think of variety Prisoners were immediately hanged Privileged to beg, because ashamed to work Proceeds of his permission to eat meat on Fridays Proclaiming the virginity of the Virgin's mother Rarely able to command, having never learned to obey Readiness at any moment to defend dearly won liberties Rebuked him for his obedience Religion was rapidly ceasing to be the line of demarcation Religion was not to be changed like a shirt Religious persecution of Protestants by Protestants Repentance, as usual, had come many hours too late Repose under one despot guaranteed to them by two others Repose in the other world, "Repos ailleurs" Repudiation of national debts was never heard of before Requires less mention than Philip III himself Resolved thenceforth to adopt a system of ignorance Respect for differences in religious opinions Rich enough to be worth robbing Righteous to kill their own children Road to Paris lay through the gates of Rome Round game of deception, in which nobody was deceived Royal plans should be enforced adequately or abandoned entirely Rules adopted in regard to pretenders to crowns Sacked and drowned ten infant princes Sacrificed by the Queen for faithfully obeying her orders Sages of every generation, read the future like a printed scroll Security is dangerous Seeking protection for and against the people Seem as if born to make the idea of royalty ridiculous Seems but a change of masks, of costume, of phraseology Self-assertion—the healthful but not engaging attribute Selling the privilege of eating eggs upon fast-days Sentiment of Christian self-complacency Served at their banquets by hosts of lackeys on their knees Sewers which have ever run beneath decorous Christendom She relieth on a hope that will deceive her Shift the mantle of religion from one shoulder to the other Shutting the stable-door when the steed is stolen Sick soldiers captured on the water should be hanged Simple truth was highest skill Sixteen of their best ships had been sacrificed Slain four hundred and ten men with his own hand So often degenerated into tyranny (Calvinism) So unconscious of her strength Soldiers enough to animate the good and terrify the bad Some rude lessons from that vigorous little commonwealth Spain was governed by an established terrorism Spaniards seem wise, and are madmen Sparing and war have no affinity together Stake or gallows (for) heretics to transubstantiation State can best defend religion by letting it alone States were justified in their almost unlimited distrust Steeped to the lips in sloth which imagined itself to be pride Strangled his nineteen brothers on his accession Strength does a falsehood acquire in determined and skilful hand String of homely proverbs worthy of Sancho Panza Subtle and dangerous enemy who wore the mask of a friend Succeeded so well, and had been requited so ill Such an excuse was as bad as the accusation Such a crime as this had never been conceived (bankruptcy) Sure bind, sure find Sword in hand is the best pen to write the conditions of peace Take all their imaginations and extravagances for truths Taxed themselves as highly as fifty per cent Tension now gave place to exhaustion That crowned criminal, Philip the Second That unholy trinity—Force; Dogma, and Ignorance The very word toleration was to sound like an insult The blaze of a hundred and fifty burning vessels The expenses of James's household The worst were encouraged with their good success The history of the Netherlands is history of liberty The great ocean was but a Spanish lake The divine speciality of a few transitory mortals The sapling was to become the tree The nation which deliberately carves itself in pieces The most thriving branch of national industry (Smuggler) The record of our race is essentially unwritten The busy devil of petty economy The small children diminished rapidly in numbers The People had not been invented The Alcoran was less cruel than the Inquisition The wisest statesmen are prone to blunder in affairs of war The art of ruling the world by doing nothing The slightest theft was punished with the gallows The pigmy, as the late queen had been fond of nicknaming him Their existence depended on war There are few inventions in morals There was apathy where there should have been enthusiasm There is no man fitter for that purpose than myself They were always to deceive every one, upon every occasion They had come to disbelieve in the mystery of kingcraft They liked not such divine right nor such gentle-mindedness They chose to compel no man's conscience Thirty-three per cent. interest was paid (per month) Thirty thousand masses should be said for his soul This obstinate little republic Those who argue against a foregone conclusion Thought that all was too little for him Three hundred and upwards are hanged annually in London Three or four hundred petty sovereigns (of Germany) Tis pity he is not an Englishman To negotiate with Government in England was to bribe To negotiate was to bribe right and left, and at every step To work, ever to work, was the primary law of his nature To attack England it was necessary to take the road of Ireland To shirk labour, infinite numbers become priests and friars To doubt the infallibility of Calvin was as heinous a crime Toil and sacrifices of those who have preceded us Tolerate another religion that his own may be tolerated Tolerating religious liberty had never entered his mind Toleration—that intolerable term of insult Torturing, hanging, embowelling of men, women, and children Tranquil insolence Tranquillity rather of paralysis than of health Triple marriages between the respective nurseries Trust her sword, not her enemy's word Twas pity, he said, that both should be heretics Under the name of religion (so many crimes) Undue anxiety for impartiality Universal suffrage was not dreamed of at that day Unlearned their faith in bell, book, and candle Unproductive consumption being accounted most sagacious Unproductive consumption was alarmingly increasing Unwise impatience for peace Upon their knees, served the queen with wine Upper and lower millstones of royal wrath and loyal subserviency Use of the spade Usual expedient by which bad legislation on one side countered Utter want of adaptation of his means to his ends Utter disproportions between the king's means and aims Uttering of my choler doth little ease my grief or help my case Valour on the one side and discretion on the other Waiting the pleasure of a capricious and despotic woman Walk up and down the earth and destroy his fellow-creatures War was the normal and natural condition of mankind War to compel the weakest to follow the religion of the strongest War was the normal condition of Christians Wasting time fruitlessly is sharpening the knife for himself We have the reputation of being a good housewife We must all die once We mustn't tickle ourselves to make ourselves laugh We have been talking a little bit of truth to each other We were sold by their negligence who are now angry with us Wealthy Papists could obtain immunity by an enormous fine Weapons Weary of place without power What exchequer can accept chronic warfare and escape bankruptcy What was to be done in this world and believed as to the next When persons of merit suffer without cause When all was gone, they began to eat each other Whether murders or stratagems, as if they were acts of virtue While one's friends urge moderation Who the "people" exactly were Whole revenue was pledged to pay the interest, on his debts Wish to sell us the bear-skin before they have killed the bear With something of feline and feminine duplicity Word peace in Spanish mouths simply meant the Holy Inquisition Words are always interpreted to the disadvantage of the weak World has rolled on to fresher fields of carnage and ruin Worn nor caused to be worn the collar of the serf Wrath of bigots on both sides Wrath of that injured personage as he read such libellous truths Write so illegibly or express himself so awkwardly You must show your teeth to the Spaniard



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1609-10 by Motley[#86][jm86v10.txt]4886

Abstinence from inquisition into consciences and private parlour Allowed the demon of religious hatred to enter into its body Behead, torture, burn alive, and bury alive all heretics Christian sympathy and a small assistance not being sufficient Contained within itself the germs of a larger liberty Could not be both judge and party in the suit Covered now with the satirical dust of centuries Deadly hatred of Puritans in England and Holland Doctrine of predestination in its sternest and strictest sense Emperor of Japan addressed him as his brother monarch Estimating his character and judging his judges Everybody should mind his own business He was a sincere bigot Impatience is often on the part of the non-combatants Intense bigotry of conviction International friendship, the self-interest of each It was the true religion, and there was none other James of England, who admired, envied, and hated Henry Jealousy, that potent principle Language which is ever living because it is dead More fiercely opposed to each other than to Papists None but God to compel me to say more than I choose to say Power the poison of which it is so difficult to resist Presents of considerable sums of money to the negotiators made Princes show what they have in them at twenty-five or never Putting the cart before the oxen Religious toleration, which is a phrase of insult Secure the prizes of war without the troubles and dangers Senectus edam maorbus est So much in advance of his time as to favor religious equality The Catholic League and the Protestant Union The truth in shortest about matters of importance The vehicle is often prized more than the freight There was but one king in Europe, Henry the Bearnese There was no use in holding language of authority to him Thirty Years' War tread on the heels of the forty years Unimaginable outrage as the most legitimate industry Wish to appear learned in matters of which they are ignorant



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1610 by Motley[#87][jm87v10.txt]4887

He who spreads the snare always tumbles into the ditch himself Most detestable verses that even he had ever composed She declined to be his procuress



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1610 by Motley[#88][jm88v10.txt]4888

And now the knife of another priest-led fanatic As with his own people, keeping no back-door open At a blow decapitated France Conclusive victory for the allies seemed as predestined Epernon, the true murderer of Henry Father Cotton, who was only too ready to betray the secrets Great war of religion and politics was postponed Jesuit Mariana—justifying the killing of excommunicated kings No man pretended to think of the State Practised successfully the talent of silence Queen is entirely in the hands of Spain and the priests Religion was made the strumpet of Political Ambition Smooth words, in the plentiful lack of any substantial Stroke of a broken table knife sharpened on a carriage wheel The assassin, tortured and torn by four horses They have killed him, 'e ammazato,' cried Concini Things he could tell which are too odious and dreadful Uncouple the dogs and let them run Vows of an eternal friendship of several weeks' duration What could save the House of Austria, the cause of Papacy Wrath of the Jesuits at this exercise of legal authority



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1610-12 by Motley[#89][jm89v10.txt]4889

Advanced orthodox party—(Puritans) Atheist, a tyrant, because he resisted dictation from the clergy Give him advice if he asked it, and money when he required He was not imperial of aspect on canvas or coin He who would have all may easily lose all King's definite and final intentions, varied from day to day Neither kings nor governments are apt to value logic Outdoing himself in dogmatism and inconsistency Small matter which human folly had dilated into a great one The defence of the civil authority against the priesthood



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1609-14 by Motley[#90][jm90v10.txt]4890

Aristocracy of God's elect Determined to bring the very name of liberty into contempt Disputing the eternal damnation of young children Fate, free will, or absolute foreknowledge Louis XIII. No man can be neutral in civil contentions No synod had a right to claim Netherlanders as slaves Philip IV. Priests shall control the state or the state govern the priests Schism in the Church had become a public fact That cynical commerce in human lives The voice of slanderers Theological hatred was in full blaze throughout the country Theology and politics were one To look down upon their inferior and lost fellow creatures Whether dead infants were hopelessly damned Whether repentance could effect salvation Whose mutual hatred was now artfully inflamed by partisans Work of the aforesaid Puritans and a few Jesuits



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1613-15 by Motley[#91][jm91v10.txt]4891

Almost infinite power of the meanest of passions Ludicrous gravity Safest citadel against an invader and a tyrant is distrust Their own roofs were not quite yet in a blaze Therefore now denounced the man whom he had injured



ENTIRE 1609-15 JOHN OF BARNEVELD, by Motley[#92][jm92v10.txt]4892

Abstinence from inquisition into consciences and private parlour Advanced orthodox party-Puritans Allowed the demon of religious hatred to enter into its body Almost infinite power of the meanest of passions And now the knife of another priest-led fanatic Aristocracy of God's elect As with his own people, keeping no back-door open At a blow decapitated France Atheist, a tyrant, because he resisted dictation from the clergy Behead, torture, burn alive, and bury alive all heretics Christian sympathy and a small assistance not being sufficient Conclusive victory for the allies seemed as predestined Contained within itself the germs of a larger liberty Could not be both judge and party in the suit Covered now with the satirical dust of centuries Deadly hatred of Puritans in England and Holland Determined to bring the very name of liberty into contempt Disputing the eternal damnation of young children Doctrine of predestination in its sternest and strictest sense Emperor of Japan addressed him as his brother monarch Epernon, the true murderer of Henry Estimating his character and judging his judges Everybody should mind his own business Fate, free will, or absolute foreknowledge Father Cotton, who was only too ready to betray the secrets Give him advice if he asked it, and money when he required Great war of religion and politics was postponed He was not imperial of aspect on canvas or coin He was a sincere bigot He who would have all may easily lose all He who spreads the snare always tumbles into the ditch himself Impatience is often on the part of the non-combatants Intense bigotry of conviction International friendship, the self-interest of each It was the true religion, and there was none other James of England, who admired, envied, and hated Henry Jealousy, that potent principle Jesuit Mariana—justifying the killing of excommunicated kings King's definite and final intentions, varied from day to day Language which is ever living because it is dead Louis XIII. Ludicrous gravity More fiercely opposed to each other than to Papists Most detestable verses that even he had ever composed Neither kings nor governments are apt to value logic No man can be neutral in civil contentions No synod had a right to claim Netherlanders as slaves No man pretended to think of the State None but God to compel me to say more than I choose to say Outdoing himself in dogmatism and inconsistency Philip IV. Power the poison of which it is so difficult to resist Practised successfully the talent of silence Presents of considerable sums of money to the negotiators made Priests shall control the state or the state govern the priests Princes show what they have in them at twenty-five or never Putting the cart before the oxen Queen is entirely in the hands of Spain and the priests Religion was made the strumpet of Political Ambition Religious toleration, which is a phrase of insult Safest citadel against an invader and a tyrant is distrust Schism in the Church had become a public fact Secure the prizes of war without the troubles and dangers Senectus edam maorbus est She declined to be his procuress Small matter which human folly had dilated into a great one Smooth words, in the plentiful lack of any substantial So much in advance of his time as to favor religious equality Stroke of a broken table knife sharpened on a carriage wheel That cynical commerce in human lives The defence of the civil authority against the priesthood The assassin, tortured and torn by four horses The truth in shortest about matters of importance The voice of slanderers The Catholic League and the Protestant Union The vehicle is often prized more than the freight Their own roofs were not quite yet in a blaze Theological hatred was in full blaze throughout the country Theology and politics were one There was no use in holding language of authority to him There was but one king in Europe, Henry the Bearnese Therefore now denounced the man whom he had injured They have killed him, 'e ammazato,' cried Concini Things he could tell which are too odious and dreadful Thirty Years' War tread on the heels of the forty years To look down upon their inferior and lost fellow creatures Uncouple the dogs and let them run Unimaginable outrage as the most legitimate industry Vows of an eternal friendship of several weeks' duration What could save the House of Austria, the cause of Papacy Whether repentance could effect salvation Whether dead infants were hopelessly damned Whose mutual hatred was now artfully inflamed by partisans Wish to appear learned in matters of which they are ignorant Work of the aforesaid Puritans and a few Jesuits Wrath of the Jesuits at this exercise of legal authority



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1614-17 by Motley[#93][jm93v10.txt]4893

And give advice. Of that, although always a spendthrift Casual outbursts of eternal friendship Changed his positions and contradicted himself day by day Conciliation when war of extermination was intended Considered it his special mission in the world to mediate Denoungced as an obstacle to peace France was mourning Henry and waiting for Richelieu Hardly a sound Protestant policy anywhere but in Holland History has not too many really important and emblematic men I hope and I fear King who thought it furious madness to resist the enemy Mockery of negotiation in which nothing could be negotiated More apprehension of fraud than of force Opening an abyss between government and people Successful in this step, he is ready for greater ones That he tries to lay the fault on us is pure malice The magnitude of this wonderful sovereign's littleness This wonderful sovereign's littleness oppresses the imagination Wise and honest a man, although he be somewhat longsome Yesterday is the preceptor of To-morrow



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1617 by Motley[#94][jm94v10.txt]4894

Acts of violence which under pretext of religion Adulation for inferiors whom they despise Calumny is often a stronger and more lasting power than disdain Created one child for damnation and another for salvation Depths of credulity men in all ages can sink Devote himself to his gout and to his fair young wife Furious mob set upon the house of Rem Bischop Highborn demagogues in that as in every age affect adulation In this he was much behind his age or before it Logic is rarely the quality on which kings pride themselves Necessity of deferring to powerful sovereigns Not his custom nor that of his councillors to go to bed Partisans wanted not accommodation but victory Puritanism in Holland was a very different thing from England Seemed bent on self-destruction Stand between hope and fear The evils resulting from a confederate system of government To stifle for ever the right of free enquiry



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1618 by Motley[#95][jm95v10.txt]4895

Affection of his friends and the wrath of his enemies Depths theological party spirit could descend Extraordinary capacity for yielding to gentle violence Human nature in its meanness and shame It had not yet occurred to him that he was married Make the very name of man a term of reproach Never lack of fishers in troubled waters Opposed the subjection of the magistracy by the priesthood Pot-valiant hero Resolve to maintain the civil authority over the military Tempest of passion and prejudice The effect of energetic, uncompromising calumny Yes, there are wicked men about



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1618-19 by Motley[#96][jm96v10.txt]4896

Better to be governed by magistrates than mobs Burning with bitter revenge for all the favours he had received Death rather than life with a false acknowledgment of guilt Enemy of all compulsion of the human conscience Heidelberg Catechism were declared to be infallible I know how to console myself Implication there was much, of assertion very little John Robinson Magistracy at that moment seemed to mean the sword Only true religion Rather a wilderness to reign over than a single heretic William Brewster



LIFE OF JOHN OF BARNEVELD, 1619-23 by Motley[#97][jm97v10.txt]4897

Argument in a circle He that stands let him see that he does not fall If he has deserved it, let them strike off his head Misery had come not from their being enemies O God! what does man come to! Party hatred was not yet glutted with the blood it had drunk Rose superior to his doom and took captivity captive This, then, is the reward of forty years' service to the State To milk, the cow as long as she would give milk



ENTIRE 1614-23 JOHN OF BARNEVELD, by Motley [#98][jm98v10.txt]4898

Acts of violence which under pretext of religion Adulation for inferiors whom they despise Affection of his friends and the wrath of his enemies And give advice. Of that, although always a spendthrift Argument in a circle Better to be governed by magistrates than mobs Burning with bitter revenge for all the favours he had received Calumny is often a stronger and more lasting power than disdain Casual outbursts of eternal friendship Changed his positions and contradicted himself day by day Conciliation when war of extermination was intended Considered it his special mission in the world to mediate Created one child for damnation and another for salvation Death rather than life with a false acknowledgment of guilt Denoungced as an obstacle to peace Depths theological party spirit could descend Depths of credulity men in all ages can sink Devote himself to his gout and to his fair young wife Enemy of all compulsion of the human conscience Extraordinary capacity for yielding to gentle violence France was mourning Henry and waiting for Richelieu Furious mob set upon the house of Rem Bischop Hardly a sound Protestant policy anywhere but in Holland He that stands let him see that he does not fall Heidelberg Catechism were declared to be infallible Highborn demagogues in that as in every age affect adulation History has not too many really important and emblematic men Human nature in its meanness and shame I hope and I fear I know how to console myself If he has deserved it, let them strike off his head Implication there was much, of assertion very little In this he was much behind his age or before it It had not yet occurred to him that he was married John Robinson King who thought it furious madness to resist the enemy Logic is rarely the quality on which kings pride themselves Magistracy at that moment seemed to mean the sword Make the very name of man a term of reproach Misery had come not from their being enemies Mockery of negotiation in which nothing could be negotiated More apprehension of fraud than of force Necessity of deferring to powerful sovereigns Never lack of fishers in troubled waters Not his custom nor that of his councillors to go to bed O God! what does man come to! Only true religion Opening an abyss between government and people Opposed the subjection of the magistracy by the priesthood Partisans wanted not accommodation but victory Party hatred was not yet glutted with the blood it had drunk Pot-valiant hero Puritanism in Holland was a very different thing from England Rather a wilderness to reign over than a single heretic Resolve to maintain the civil authority over the military Rose superior to his doom and took captivity captive Seemed bent on self-destruction Stand between hope and fear Successful in this step, he is ready for greater ones Tempest of passion and prejudice That he tries to lay the fault on us is pure malice The magnitude of this wonderful sovereign's littleness The effect of energetic, uncompromising calumny The evils resulting from a confederate system of government This, then, is the reward of forty years' service to the State This wonderful sovereign's littleness oppresses the imagination To milk, the cow as long as she would give milk To stifle for ever the right of free enquiry William Brewster Wise and honest a man, although he be somewhat longsome Yes, there are wicked men about Yesterday is the preceptor of To-morrow



ENTIRE 1609-23 JOHN OF BARNEVELD, by Motley [#99][jm99v10.txt]4899

Abstinence from inquisition into consciences and private parlour Acts of violence which under pretext of religion Adulation for inferiors whom they despise Advanced orthodox party-Puritans Affection of his friends and the wrath of his enemies Allowed the demon of religious hatred to enter into its body Almost infinite power of the meanest of passions And give advice. Of that, although always a spendthrift And now the knife of another priest-led fanatic Argument in a circle Aristocracy of God's elect As with his own people, keeping no back-door open At a blow decapitated France Atheist, a tyrant, because he resisted dictation from the clergy Behead, torture, burn alive, and bury alive all heretics Better to be governed by magistrates than mobs Burning with bitter revenge for all the favours he had received Calumny is often a stronger and more lasting power than disdain Casual outbursts of eternal friendship Changed his positions and contradicted himself day by day Christian sympathy and a small assistance not being sufficient Conciliation when war of extermination was intended Conclusive victory for the allies seemed as predestined Considered it his special mission in the world to mediate Contained within itself the germs of a larger liberty Could not be both judge and party in the suit Covered now with the satirical dust of centuries Created one child for damnation and another for salvation Deadly hatred of Puritans in England and Holland Death rather than life with a false acknowledgment of guilt Denoungced as an obstacle to peace Depths of credulity men in all ages can sink Depths theological party spirit could descend Determined to bring the very name of liberty into contempt Devote himself to his gout and to his fair young wife Disputing the eternal damnation of young children Doctrine of predestination in its sternest and strictest sense Emperor of Japan addressed him as his brother monarch Enemy of all compulsion of the human conscience Epernon, the true murderer of Henry Estimating his character and judging his judges Everybody should mind his own business Extraordinary capacity for yielding to gentle violence Fate, free will, or absolute foreknowledge Father Cotton, who was only too ready to betray the secrets France was mourning Henry and waiting for Richelieu Furious mob set upon the house of Rem Bischop Give him advice if he asked it, and money when he required Great war of religion and politics was postponed Hardly a sound Protestant policy anywhere but in Holland He was not imperial of aspect on canvas or coin He who would have all may easily lose all He who spreads the snare always tumbles into the ditch himself He was a sincere bigot He that stands let him see that he does not fall Heidelberg Catechism were declared to be infallible Highborn demagogues in that as in every age affect adulation History has not too many really important and emblematic men Human nature in its meanness and shame I know how to console myself I hope and I fear If he has deserved it, let them strike off his head Impatience is often on the part of the non-combatants Implication there was much, of assertion very little In this he was much behind his age or before it Intense bigotry of conviction International friendship, the self-interest of each It had not yet occurred to him that he was married It was the true religion, and there was none other James of England, who admired, envied, and hated Henry Jealousy, that potent principle Jesuit Mariana—justifying the killing of excommunicated kings John Robinson King who thought it furious madness to resist the enemy King's definite and final intentions, varied from day to day Language which is ever living because it is dead Logic is rarely the quality on which kings pride themselves Louis XIII. Ludicrous gravity Magistracy at that moment seemed to mean the sword Make the very name of man a term of reproach Misery had come not from their being enemies Mockery of negotiation in which nothing could be negotiated More apprehension of fraud than of force More fiercely opposed to each other than to Papists Most detestable verses that even he had ever composed Necessity of deferring to powerful sovereigns Neither kings nor governments are apt to value logic Never lack of fishers in troubled waters No man pretended to think of the State No man can be neutral in civil contentions No synod had a right to claim Netherlanders as slaves None but God to compel me to say more than I choose to say Not his custom nor that of his councillors to go to bed O God! what does man come to! Only true religion Opening an abyss between government and people Opposed the subjection of the magistracy by the priesthood Outdoing himself in dogmatism and inconsistency Partisans wanted not accommodation but victory Party hatred was not yet glutted with the blood it had drunk Philip IV. Pot-valiant hero Power the poison of which it is so difficult to resist Practised successfully the talent of silence Presents of considerable sums of money to the negotiators made Priests shall control the state or the state govern the priests Princes show what they have in them at twenty-five or never Puritanism in Holland was a very different thing from England Putting the cart before the oxen Queen is entirely in the hands of Spain and the priests Rather a wilderness to reign over than a single heretic Religion was made the strumpet of Political Ambition Religious toleration, which is a phrase of insult Resolve to maintain the civil authority over the military Rose superior to his doom and took captivity captive Safest citadel against an invader and a tyrant is distrust Schism in the Church had become a public fact Secure the prizes of war without the troubles and dangers Seemed bent on self-destruction Senectus edam maorbus est She declined to be his procuress Small matter which human folly had dilated into a great one Smooth words, in the plentiful lack of any substantial So much in advance of his time as to favor religious equality Stand between hope and fear Stroke of a broken table knife sharpened on a carriage wheel Successful in this step, he is ready for greater ones Tempest of passion and prejudice That he tries to lay the fault on us is pure malice That cynical commerce in human lives The effect of energetic, uncompromising calumny The evils resulting from a confederate system of government The vehicle is often prized more than the freight The voice of slanderers The truth in shortest about matters of importance The assassin, tortured and torn by four horses The defence of the civil authority against the priesthood The magnitude of this wonderful sovereign's littleness The Catholic League and the Protestant Union Their own roofs were not quite yet in a blaze Theological hatred was in full blaze throughout the country Theology and politics were one There was no use in holding language of authority to him There was but one king in Europe, Henry the Bearnese Therefore now denounced the man whom he had injured They have killed him, 'e ammazato,' cried Concini Things he could tell which are too odious and dreadful Thirty Years' War tread on the heels of the forty years This wonderful sovereign's littleness oppresses the imagination This, then, is the reward of forty years' service to the State To milk, the cow as long as she would give milk To stifle for ever the right of free enquiry To look down upon their inferior and lost fellow creatures Uncouple the dogs and let them run Unimaginable outrage as the most legitimate industry Vows of an eternal friendship of several weeks' duration What could save the House of Austria, the cause of Papacy Whether repentance could effect salvation Whether dead infants were hopelessly damned Whose mutual hatred was now artfully inflamed by partisans William Brewster Wise and honest a man, although he be somewhat longsome Wish to appear learned in matters of which they are ignorant Work of the aforesaid Puritans and a few Jesuits Wrath of the Jesuits at this exercise of legal authority Yes, there are wicked men about Yesterday is the preceptor of To-morrow



MEMOIR OF JOHN L. MOTLEY, V1, O.W. HOLMES [OWH#11][oh11v10.txt]4725

All classes are conservative by necessity Already looking forward to the revolt of the slave States Attacked by the poetic mania Becoming more learned, and therefore more ignorant But not thoughtlessly indulgent to the boy Cold water of conventional and commonplace encouragement Could paint a character with the ruddy life-blood coloring Emulation is not capability Excused by their admirers for their shortcomings Excuses to disarm the criticism he had some reason to fear Fear of the laugh of the world at its sincerity Fitted "To warn, to comfort, and command" How many more injured by becoming bad copies of a bad ideal Ignoble facts which strew the highways of political life Indoor home life imprisons them in the domestic circle Intellectual dandyisms of Bulwer Kindly shadow of oblivion Misanthropical, sceptical philosopher Most entirely truthful child whe had ever seen Nearsighted liberalism No two books, as he said, ever injured each other Not a single acquaintance in the place, and we glory in the fact Only foundation fit for history,—original contemporary document Radical, one who would uproot, is a man whose trade is dangerous Sees the past in the pitiless light of the present Self-educated man, as he had been a self-taught boy Solitary and morose, the necessary consequence of reckless study Spirit of a man who wishes to be proud of his country Studied according to his inclinations rather than by rule Style above all other qualities seems to embalm for posterity Talked impatiently of the value of my time The dead men of the place are my intimate friends The fellow mixes blood with his colors! The loss of hair, which brings on premature decay The personal gifts which are nature's passport everywhere Twenty assaults upon fame and had forty books killed under him Vain belief that they were men at eighteen or twenty Weight of a thousand years of error



MEMOIR OF JOHN L. MOTLEY, V2, O.W. HOLMES [OWH#12][oh12v10.txt]4726

A great historian is almost a statesman Admired or despised, as if he or she were our contemporary Alas! one never knows when one becomes a bore American Unholy Inquisition best defence in this case is little better than an impeachment But after all this isn't a war It is a revolution Can never be repaired and never sufficiently regretted Considerations of state as a reason Considerations of state have never yet failed the axe Everything else may happen This alone must happen Fortune's buffets and rewards can take with equal thanks He was not always careful in the construction of his sentences In revolutions the men who win are those who are in earnest Irresistible force in collision with an insuperable resistance It is n't strategists that are wanted so much as believers John Quincy Adams Manner in which an insult shall be dealt with Motley was twice sacrificed to personal feelings No man is safe (from news reporters) Our mortal life is but a string of guesses at the future Played so long with other men's characters and good name Progress should be by a spiral movement Public which must have a slain reputation to devour Reasonable to pay our debts rather than to repudiate them Recall of a foreign minister for alleged misconduct in office Shall Slavery die, or the great Republic? Suicide is confession The nation is as much bound to be honest as is the individual This Somebody may have been one whom we should call Nobody Unequivocal policy of slave emancipation Wringing a dry cloth for drops of evidence



MEMOIR OF JOHN L. MOTLEY, V3, O.W. HOLMES [OWH#13][oh13v10.txt]4727

An order of things in which mediocrity is at a premium Better is the restlessness of a noble ambition Blessed freedom from speech-making Flattery is a sweet and intoxicating potion Forget those who have done them good service His dogged, continuous capacity for work His learning was a reproach to the ignorant History never forgets and never forgives Mediocrity is at a premium No great man can reach the highest position in our government Over excited, when his prejudices were roughly handled Plain enough that he is telling his own story Republics are said to be ungrateful They knew very little of us, and that little wrong Visible atmosphere of power the poison of which Wonders whether it has found its harbor or only lost its anchor



MEMOIR OF JOHN L. MOTLEY, ALL, O.W. HOLMES [OWH#14][oh14v10.txt]4728

A great historian is almost a statesman Admired or despised, as if he or she were our contemporary Alas! one never knows when one becomes a bore All classes are conservative by necessity Already looking forward to the revolt of the slave States American Unholy Inquisition An order of things in which mediocrity is at a premium Attacked by the poetic mania Becoming more learned, and therefore more ignorant best defence in this case is little better than an impeachment Better is the restlessness of a noble ambition Blessed freedom from speech-making But not thoughtlessly indulgent to the boy But after all this isn't a war It is a revolution Can never be repaired and never sufficiently regretted Cold water of conventional and commonplace encouragement Considerations of state have never yet failed the axe Considerations of state as a reason Could paint a character with the ruddy life-blood coloring Emulation is not capability Everything else may happen This alone must happen Excused by their admirers for their shortcomings Excuses to disarm the criticism he had some reason to fear Fear of the laugh of the world at its sincerity Fitted "To warn, to comfort, and command" Flattery is a sweet and intoxicating potion Forget those who have done them good service Fortune's buffets and rewards can take with equal thanks He was not always careful in the construction of his sentences His learning was a reproach to the ignorant His dogged, continuous capacity for work History never forgets and never forgives How many more injured by becoming bad copies of a bad ideal Ignoble facts which strew the highways of political life In revolutions the men who win are those who are in earnest Indoor home life imprisons them in the domestic circle Intellectual dandyisms of Bulwer Irresistible force in collision with an insuperable resistance It is n't strategists that are wanted so much as believers John Quincy Adams Kindly shadow of oblivion Manner in which an insult shall be dealt with Mediocrity is at a premium Misanthropical, sceptical philosopher Most entirely truthful child whe had ever seen Motley was twice sacrificed to personal feelings Nearsighted liberalism No great man can reach the highest position in our government No two books, as he said, ever injured each other No man is safe (from news reporters) Not a single acquaintance in the place, and we glory in the fact Only foundation fit for history,—original contemporary document Our mortal life is but a string of guesses at the future Over excited, when his prejudices were roughly handled Plain enough that he is telling his own story Played so long with other men's characters and good name Progress should be by a spiral movement Public which must have a slain reputation to devour Radical, one who would uproot, is a man whose trade is dangerous Reasonable to pay our debts rather than to repudiate them Recall of a foreign minister for alleged misconduct in office Republics are said to be ungrateful Sees the past in the pitiless light of the present Self-educated man, as he had been a self-taught boy Shall Slavery die, or the great Republic? Solitary and morose, the necessary consequence of reckless study Spirit of a man who wishes to be proud of his country Studied according to his inclinations rather than by rule Style above all other qualities seems to embalm for posterity Suicide is confession Talked impatiently of the value of my time The fellow mixes blood with his colors! The loss of hair, which brings on premature decay The personal gifts which are nature's passport everywhere The nation is as much bound to be honest as is the individual The dead men of the place are my intimate friends They knew very little of us, and that little wrong This Somebody may have been one whom we should call Nobody Twenty assaults upon fame and had forty books killed under him Unequivocal policy of slave emancipation Vain belief that they were men at eighteen or twenty Visible atmosphere of power the poison of which Weight of a thousand years of error Wonders whether it has found its harbor or only lost its anchor Wringing a dry cloth for drops of evidence



ENTIRE PG EDITION THE NETHERLANDS, BY MOTLEY[#100][jm00v10.txt]4900 (WHICH INCLUDES THE MEMOIR OF MOTLEY BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES)

1566, the last year of peace A pleasantry called voluntary contributions or benevolences A good lawyer is a bad Christian A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman A common hatred united them, for a time at least A penal offence in the republic to talk of peace or of truce A most fatal success A country disinherited by nature of its rights A free commonwealth—was thought an absurdity A hard bargain when both parties are losers A burnt cat fears the fire A despot really keeps no accounts, nor need to do so A sovereign remedy for the disease of liberty A pusillanimous peace, always possible at any period A man incapable of fatigue, of perplexity, or of fear A truce he honestly considered a pitfall of destruction A great historian is almost a statesman Able men should be by design and of purpose suppressed About equal to that of England at the same period Absolution for incest was afforded at thirty-six livres Abstinence from unproductive consumption Abstinence from inquisition into consciences and private parlour Absurd affectation of candor Accepting a new tyrant in place of the one so long ago deposed Accustomed to the faded gallantries Achieved the greatness to which they had not been born Act of Uniformity required Papists to assist Acts of violence which under pretext of religion Admired or despised, as if he or she were our contemporary Adulation for inferiors whom they despise Advanced orthodox party-Puritans Advancing age diminished his tendency to other carnal pleasures Advised his Majesty to bestow an annual bribe upon Lord Burleigh Affecting to discredit them Affection of his friends and the wrath of his enemies Age when toleration was a vice Agreements were valid only until he should repent Alas! the benighted victims of superstition hugged their chains Alas! we must always have something to persecute Alas! one never knows when one becomes a bore Alexander's exuberant discretion All Italy was in his hands All fellow-worms together All business has been transacted with open doors All reading of the scriptures (forbidden) All the majesty which decoration could impart All denounced the image-breaking All claimed the privilege of persecuting All his disciples and converts are to be punished with death All Protestants were beheaded, burned, or buried alive All classes are conservative by necessity All the ministers and great functionaries received presents All offices were sold to the highest bidder Allow her to seek a profit from his misfortune Allowed the demon of religious hatred to enter into its body Almost infinite power of the meanest of passions Already looking forward to the revolt of the slave States Altercation between Luther and Erasmus, upon predestination Always less apt to complain of irrevocable events American Unholy Inquisition Amuse them with this peace negotiation An inspiring and delightful recreation (auto-da-fe) An hereditary papacy, a perpetual pope-emperor An age when to think was a crime An unjust God, himself the origin of sin An order of things in which mediocrity is at a premium Anarchy which was deemed inseparable from a non-regal form Anatomical study of what has ceased to exist And give advice. Of that, although always a spendthrift And now the knife of another priest-led fanatic And thus this gentle and heroic spirit took its flight Angle with their dissimulation as with a hook Announced his approaching marriage with the Virgin Mary Annual harvest of iniquity by which his revenue was increased Anxiety to do nothing wrong, the senators did nothing at all Are apt to discharge such obligations—(by) ingratitude Are wont to hang their piety on the bell-rope Argument in a circle Argument is exhausted and either action or compromise begins Aristocracy of God's elect Arminianism Arrested on suspicion, tortured till confession Arrive at their end by fraud, when violence will not avail them Artillery As logical as men in their cups are prone to be As the old woman had told the Emperor Adrian As if they were free will not make them free As lieve see the Spanish as the Calvinistic inquisition As ready as papists, with age, fagot, and excommunication As with his own people, keeping no back-door open As neat a deception by telling the truth At a blow decapitated France At length the twig was becoming the tree Atheist, a tyrant, because he resisted dictation from the clergy Attachment to a half-drowned land and to a despised religion Attacked by the poetic mania Attacking the authority of the pope Attempting to swim in two waters Auction sales of judicial ermine Baiting his hook a little to his appetite Barbara Blomberg, washerwoman of Ratisbon Batavian legion was the imperial body guard Beacons in the upward path of mankind Beating the Netherlanders into Christianity Beautiful damsel, who certainly did not lack suitors Because he had been successful (hated) Becoming more learned, and therefore more ignorant Been already crimination and recrimination more than enough Before morning they had sacked thirty churches Began to scatter golden arguments with a lavish hand Beggars of the sea, as these privateersmen designated themselves Behead, torture, burn alive, and bury alive all heretics Being the true religion, proved by so many testimonies Believed in the blessed advent of peace Beneficent and charitable purposes (War) best defence in this case is little better than an impeachment Bestowing upon others what was not his property Better to be governed by magistrates than mobs Better is the restlessness of a noble ambition Beware of a truce even more than of a peace Bigotry which was the prevailing characteristic of the age Bishop is a consecrated pirate Blessed freedom from speech-making Blessing of God upon the Devil's work Bold reformer had only a new dogma in place of the old ones Bomb-shells were not often used although known for a century Breath, time, and paper were profusely wasted and nothing gained Brethren, parents, and children, having wives in common Bribed the Deity Bungling diplomatists and credulous dotards Burned, strangled, beheaded, or buried alive (100,000) Burned alive if they objected to transubstantiation Burning with bitter revenge for all the favours he had received Burning of Servetus at Geneva Business of an officer to fight, of a general to conquer But the habit of dissimulation was inveterate But after all this isn't a war It is a revolution But not thoughtlessly indulgent to the boy Butchery in the name of Christ was suspended By turns, we all govern and are governed Calling a peace perpetual can never make it so Calumny is often a stronger and more lasting power than disdain Can never be repaired and never sufficiently regretted Canker of a long peace Care neither for words nor menaces in any matter Cargo of imaginary gold dust was exported from the James River Casting up the matter "as pinchingly as possibly might be" Casual outbursts of eternal friendship Certain number of powers, almost exactly equal to each other Certainly it was worth an eighty years' war Changed his positions and contradicted himself day by day Character of brave men to act, not to expect Charles the Fifth autocrat of half the world Chief seafaring nations of the world were already protestant Chieftains are dwarfed in the estimation of followers Children who had never set foot on the shore Christian sympathy and a small assistance not being sufficient Chronicle of events must not be anticipated Claimed the praise of moderation that their demands were so few Cold water of conventional and commonplace encouragement College of "peace-makers," who wrangled more than all Colonel Ysselstein, "dismissed for a homicide or two" Compassing a country's emancipation through a series of defeats Conceding it subsequently, after much contestation Conceit, and procrastination which marked the royal character Conciliation when war of extermination was intended Conclusive victory for the allies seemed as predestined Conde and Coligny Condemned first and inquired upon after Condemning all heretics to death Conflicting claims of prerogative and conscience Conformity of Governments to the principles of justice Confused conferences, where neither party was entirely sincere Considerable reason, even if there were but little justice Considerations of state have never yet failed the axe Considerations of state as a reason Considered it his special mission in the world to mediate Consign to the flames all prisoners whatever (Papal letter) Constant vigilance is the price of liberty Constitute themselves at once universal legatees Constitutional governments, move in the daylight Consumer would pay the tax, supposing it were ever paid at all Contained within itself the germs of a larger liberty Contempt for treaties however solemnly ratified Continuing to believe himself invincible and infallible Converting beneficent commerce into baleful gambling Could handle an argument as well as a sword Could paint a character with the ruddy life-blood coloring Could not be both judge and party in the suit Could do a little more than what was possible Country would bear his loss with fortitude Courage of despair inflamed the French Courage and semblance of cheerfulness, with despair in his heart Court fatigue, to scorn pleasure Covered now with the satirical dust of centuries Craft meaning, simply, strength Created one child for damnation and another for salvation Crescents in their caps: Rather Turkish than Popish Crimes and cruelties such as Christians only could imagine Criminal whose guilt had been established by the hot iron Criminals buying Paradise for money Cruelties exercised upon monks and papists Crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs Culpable audacity and exaggerated prudence Customary oaths, to be kept with the customary conscientiousness Daily widening schism between Lutherans and Calvinists Deadliest of sins, the liberty of conscience Deadly hatred of Puritans in England and Holland Deal with his enemy as if sure to become his friend Death rather than life with a false acknowledgment of guilt Decline a bribe or interfere with the private sale of places Decrees for burning, strangling, and burying alive Deeply criminal in the eyes of all religious parties Defeated garrison ever deserved more respect from friend or foe Defect of enjoying the flattery, of his inferiors in station Delay often fights better than an army against a foreign invader Demanding peace and bread at any price Democratic instincts of the ancient German savages Denies the utility of prayers for the dead Denoungced as an obstacle to peace Depths theological party spirit could descend Depths of credulity men in all ages can sink Despised those who were grateful Despot by birth and inclination (Charles V.) Determined to bring the very name of liberty into contempt Devote himself to his gout and to his fair young wife Difference between liberties and liberty Difficult for one friend to advise another in three matters Diplomacy of Spain and Rome—meant simply dissimulation Diplomatic adroitness consists mainly in the power to deceive Disciple of Simon Stevinus Dismay of our friends and the gratification of our enemies Disordered, and unknit state needs no shaking, but propping Disposed to throat-cutting by the ministers of the Gospel Dispute between Luther and Zwingli concerning the real presence Disputing the eternal damnation of young children Dissenters were as bigoted as the orthodox Dissimulation and delay Distinguished for his courage, his cruelty, and his corpulence Divine right of kings Divine right Do you want peace or war? I am ready for either Doctrine of predestination in its sternest and strictest sense Don John of Austria Don John was at liberty to be King of England and Scotland Done nothing so long as aught remained to do Drank of the water in which, he had washed Draw a profit out of the necessities of this state During this, whole war, we have never seen the like Dying at so very inconvenient a moment Each in its turn becoming orthodox, and therefore persecuting Eat their own children than to forego one high mass Eight thousand human beings were murdered Elizabeth, though convicted, could always confute Elizabeth (had not) the faintest idea of religious freedom Eloquence of the biggest guns Emperor of Japan addressed him as his brother monarch Emulation is not capability Endure every hardship but hunger Enemy of all compulsion of the human conscience England hated the Netherlands English Puritans Englishmen and Hollanders preparing to cut each other's throats Enmity between Lutherans and Calvinists Enormous wealth (of the Church) which engendered the hatred Enriched generation after generation by wealthy penitence Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience Envying those whose sufferings had already been terminated Epernon, the true murderer of Henry Erasmus of Rotterdam Erasmus encourages the bold friar Establish not freedom for Calvinism, but freedom for conscience Estimating his character and judging his judges Even the virtues of James were his worst enemies Even to grant it slowly is to deny it utterly Even for the rape of God's mother, if that were possible Ever met disaster with so cheerful a smile Ever-swarming nurseries of mercenary warriors Every one sees what you seem, few perceive what you are Everybody should mind his own business Everything else may happen This alone must happen Everything was conceded, but nothing was secured Evil is coming, the sooner it arrives the better Evil has the advantage of rapidly assuming many shapes Excited with the appearance of a gem of true philosophy Excused by their admirers for their shortcomings Excuses to disarm the criticism he had some reason to fear Executions of Huss and Jerome of Prague Exorcising the devil by murdering his supposed victims Extraordinary capacity for yielding to gentle violence Fable of divine right is invented to sanction the system Faction has rarely worn a more mischievous aspect Famous fowl in every pot Fanatics of the new religion denounced him as a godless man Fate, free will, or absolute foreknowledge Father Cotton, who was only too ready to betray the secrets Fear of the laugh of the world at its sincerity Fed on bear's liver, were nearly poisoned to death Felix Mants, the anabaptist, is drowned at Zurich Fellow worms had been writhing for half a century in the dust Ferocity which even Christians could not have surpassed Few, even prelates were very dutiful to the pope Fiction of apostolic authority to bind and loose Fifty thousand persons in the provinces (put to death) Financial opposition to tyranny is apt to be unanimous Find our destruction in our immoderate desire for peace Fishermen and river raftsmen become ocean adventurers Fitted "To warn, to comfort, and command" Fitter to obey than to command Five great rivers hold the Netherland territory in their coils Flattery is a sweet and intoxicating potion Fled from the land of oppression to the land of liberty Fool who useth not wit because he hath it not For myself I am unworthy of the honor (of martyrdom) For faithful service, evil recompense For women to lament, for men to remember For us, looking back upon the Past, which was then the Future For his humanity towards the conquered garrisons (censured) Forbidding the wearing of mourning at all Forbids all private assemblies for devotion Force clerical—the power of clerks Foremost to shake off the fetters of superstition Forget those who have done them good service Forgiving spirit on the part of the malefactor Fortune's buffets and rewards can take with equal thanks Four weeks' holiday—the first in eleven years France was mourning Henry and waiting for Richelieu French seem madmen, and are wise Friendly advice still more intolerable Full of precedents and declamatory commonplaces Furious fanaticism Furious mob set upon the house of Rem Bischop Furnished, in addition, with a force of two thousand prostitutes Future world as laid down by rival priesthoods Gallant and ill-fated Lamoral Egmont Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies German-Lutheran sixteenth-century idea of religious freedom German finds himself sober—he believes himself ill German Highland and the German Netherland Gigantic vices are proudly pointed to as the noblest Give him advice if he asked it, and money when he required Glory could be put neither into pocket nor stomach God has given absolute power to no mortal man God, whose cause it was, would be pleased to give good weather God alone can protect us against those whom we trust God of wrath who had decreed the extermination of all unbeliever God of vengeance, of jealousy, and of injustice God Save the King! It was the last time Gold was the only passkey to justice Gomarites accused the Arminians of being more lax than Papists Govern under the appearance of obeying Great transactions of a reign are sometimes paltry things Great science of political equilibrium Great Privilege, the Magna Charta of Holland Great error of despising their enemy Great war of religion and politics was postponed Great battles often leave the world where they found it Guarantees of forgiveness for every imaginable sin Guilty of no other crime than adhesion to the Catholic faith Habeas corpus Had industry been honoured instead of being despised Haereticis non servanda fides Hair and beard unshorn, according to ancient Batavian custom Halcyon days of ban, book and candle Hanged for having eaten meat-soup upon Friday Hanging of Mary Dyer at Boston Hangman is not the most appropriate teacher of religion Happy to glass themselves in so brilliant a mirror Hard at work, pouring sand through their sieves Hardly a distinguished family in Spain not placed in mourning Hardly a sound Protestant policy anywhere but in Holland Hardly an inch of French soil that had not two possessors Having conjugated his paradigm conscientiously He had omitted to execute heretics He did his best to be friends with all the world He was a sincere bigot He that stands let him see that he does not fall He was not always careful in the construction of his sentences He would have no persecution of the opposite creed He came as a conqueror not as a mediator He who spreads the snare always tumbles into the ditch himself He who would have all may easily lose all He knew men, especially he knew their weaknesses He had never enjoyed social converse, except at long intervals He would have no Calvinist inquisition set up in its place He who confessed well was absolved well He did his work, but he had not his reward He sat a great while at a time. He had a genius for sitting He was not imperial of aspect on canvas or coin He often spoke of popular rights with contempt He spent more time at table than the Bearnese in sleep Heidelberg Catechism were declared to be infallible Henry the Huguenot as the champion of the Council of Trent Her teeth black, her bosom white and liberally exposed (Eliz.) Heresy was a plant of early growth in the Netherlands Heretics to the English Church were persecuted Hibernian mode of expressing himself High officers were doing the work of private, soldiers Highborn demagogues in that as in every age affect adulation Highest were not necessarily the least slimy His inordinate arrogance His own past triumphs seemed now his greatest enemies His imagination may have assisted his memory in the task His insolence intolerable His learning was a reproach to the ignorant His invectives were, however, much stronger than his arguments His personal graces, for the moment, took the rank of virtues His dogged, continuous capacity for work Historical scepticism may shut its eyes to evidence History is a continuous whole of which we see only fragments History is but made up of a few scattered fragments History never forgets and never forgives History has not too many really important and emblematic men History shows how feeble are barriers of paper Holland was afraid to give a part, although offering the whole Holland, England, and America, are all links of one chain Holy Office condemned all the inhabitants of the Netherlands Holy institution called the Inquisition Honor good patriots, and to support them in venial errors Hope delayed was but a cold and meagre consolation Hope deferred, suddenly changing to despair How many more injured by becoming bad copies of a bad ideal Hugo Grotius Human nature in its meanness and shame Human ingenuity to inflict human misery Human fat esteemed the sovereignst remedy (for wounds) Humanizing effect of science upon the barbarism of war Humble ignorance as the safest creed Humility which was but the cloak to his pride Hundred thousand men had laid down their lives by her decree I did never see any man behave himself as he did I know how to console myself I am a king that will be ever known not to fear any but God I hope and I fear I would carry the wood to burn my own son withal I regard my country's profit, not my own I will never live, to see the end of my poverty Idea of freedom in commerce has dawned upon nations Idiotic principle of sumptuary legislation Idle, listless, dice-playing, begging, filching vagabonds If he had little, he could live upon little If to do be as grand as to imagine what it were good to do If he has deserved it, let them strike off his head Ignoble facts which strew the highways of political life Ignorance is the real enslaver of mankind Imagined, and did the work of truth Imagining that they held the world's destiny in their hands Impatience is often on the part of the non-combatants Implication there was much, of assertion very little Imposed upon the multitudes, with whom words were things Impossible it is to practise arithmetic with disturbed brains Impossible it was to invent terms of adulation too gross In revolutions the men who win are those who are in earnest In character and general talents he was beneath mediocrity In times of civil war, to be neutral is to be nothing In Holland, the clergy had neither influence nor seats In this he was much behind his age or before it Incur the risk of being charged with forwardness than neglect Indecision did the work of indolence Indignant that heretics had been suffered to hang Individuals walking in advance of their age Indoor home life imprisons them in the domestic circle Indulging them frequently with oracular advice Inevitable fate of talking castles and listening ladies Infamy of diplomacy, when diplomacy is unaccompanied by honesty Infinite capacity for pecuniary absorption Informer, in case of conviction, should be entitled to one half Inhabited by the savage tribes called Samoyedes Innocent generation, to atone for the sins of their forefathers Inquisition of the Netherlands is much more pitiless Inquisition was not a fit subject for a compromise Inquisitors enough; but there were no light vessels in The Armada Insane cruelty, both in the cause of the Wrong and the Right Insensible to contumely, and incapable of accepting a rebuff Insinuate that his orders had been hitherto misunderstood Insinuating suspicions when unable to furnish evidence Intellectual dandyisms of Bulwer Intelligence, science, and industry were accounted degrading Intense bigotry of conviction Intentions of a government which did not know its own intentions International friendship, the self-interest of each Intolerable tendency to puns Invaluable gift which no human being can acquire, authority Invented such Christian formulas as these (a curse) Inventing long speeches for historical characters Invincible Armada had not only been vanquished but annihilated Irresistible force in collision with an insuperable resistance It was the true religion, and there was none other It is not desirable to disturb much of that learned dust It had not yet occurred to him that he was married It is n't strategists that are wanted so much as believers It is certain that the English hate us (Sully) Its humility, seemed sufficiently ironical James of England, who admired, envied, and hated Henry Jealousy, that potent principle Jesuit Mariana—justifying the killing of excommunicated kings John Castel, who had stabbed Henry IV. John Wier, a physician of Grave John Robinson John Quincy Adams Judas Maccabaeus July 1st, two Augustine monks were burned at Brussels Justified themselves in a solemn consumption of time Kindly shadow of oblivion King who thought it furious madness to resist the enemy King had issued a general repudiation of his debts King set a price upon his head as a rebel King of Zion to be pinched to death with red-hot tongs King was often to be something much less or much worse King's definite and final intentions, varied from day to day Labored under the disadvantage of never having existed Labour was esteemed dishonourable Language which is ever living because it is dead Languor of fatigue, rather than any sincere desire for peace Leading motive with all was supposed to be religion Learn to tremble as little at priestcraft as at swordcraft Leave not a single man alive in the city, and to burn every house Let us fool these poor creatures to their heart's content Licences accorded by the crown to carry slaves to America Life of nations and which we call the Past Like a man holding a wolf by the ears Little army of Maurice was becoming the model for Europe Little grievances would sometimes inflame more than vast Local self-government which is the life-blood of liberty Logic of the largest battalions Logic is rarely the quality on which kings pride themselves Logical and historical argument of unmerciful length Long succession of so many illustrious obscure Longer they delay it, the less easy will they find it Look through the cloud of dissimulation Look for a sharp war, or a miserable peace Looking down upon her struggle with benevolent indifference Lord was better pleased with adverbs than nouns Loud, nasal, dictatorial tone, not at all agreeable Louis XIII. Loving only the persons who flattered him Ludicrous gravity Luther's axiom, that thoughts are toll-free Lutheran princes of Germany, detested the doctrines of Geneva Luxury had blunted the fine instincts of patriotism Made peace—and had been at war ever since Made no breach in royal and Roman infallibility Made to swing to and fro over a slow fire Magistracy at that moment seemed to mean the sword Magnificent hopefulness Maintaining the attitude of an injured but forgiving Christian Make sheep of yourselves, and the wolf will eat you Make the very name of man a term of reproach Man is never so convinced of his own wisdom Man who cannot dissemble is unfit to reign Man had only natural wrongs (No natural rights) Man had no rights at all He was property Mankind were naturally inclined to calumny Manner in which an insult shall be dealt with Many greedy priests, of lower rank, had turned shop-keepers Maritime heretics Matter that men may rather pray for than hope for Matters little by what name a government is called Meantime the second civil war in France had broken out Mediocrity is at a premium Meet

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