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Sonnet XVI – Cromwell,Our Chief Of Men

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To the Lord General Cromwell

On the Proposals of Certain Ministers of the Committee
for the Propagation of the Gospel

Cromwell, our chief of men, who through a cloud
Not of war only, but detractions rude,
Guided by faith and matchless fortitude,
To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed,
And on the neck of crowned Fortune proud
Hast reared God’s trophies, and his work pursued,
While Darwen stream with blood of Scots imbrued,
And Dunbar field resounds thy praises loud,
And Worcester’s laureate wreath. Yet much remains
To conquer still; peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war: new foes arise,
Threat’ning to bind our souls with secular chains:
Help us to save free conscience from the paw
Of hireling wolves, whose gospel is their maw.

 

– John Milton

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3rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 Charlie Sheen (actor – Platoon)

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Died:

1658 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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On This Day:

1971 Qatar regains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 3rd September

25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1878 Anne Sewell (author – Black Beauty)

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On This Day:

1859 Ground is broken for the construction of the Suez Canal

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Have a good Wednesday, 25th April

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3rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1875 Ferdinand Porsche (founder of the Porsche Motor Company)

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Died:

1658 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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On This Day:

1777 Flag of the USA flown for the first time (Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware)

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Have a good Sunday, 3rd September

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25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1995 Ginger Rogers (actress) 

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1792 First use of the guillotine in France (used to execute highwayman Nicolas Pelletier)

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Have a good Tuesday, 25th April

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To The Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652

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On The Proposalls Of Certaine Ministers At The Committee For
Propagation Of The Gospell

Cromwell, our cheif of men, who through a cloud
Not of warr onely, but detractions rude,
Guided by faith & matchless Fortitude
To peace & truth thy glorious way hast plough’d,
And on the neck of crowned Fortune proud
Hast reard Gods Trophies, & his work pursu’d,
While Darwen stream with blood of Scotts imbru’d,
And Dunbarr field resounds thy praises loud,
And Worsters laureat wreath; yet much remaines
To conquer still; peace hath her victories
No less renownd then warr, new foes aries
Threatning to bind our soules with secular chaines:
Helpe us to save free Conscience from the paw
Of hireling wolves whose Gospell is their maw.

 

– John Milton

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3rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1875 Ferdinand Porsche (car maker) 

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Died:

1658 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England and English general)

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On This Day:

1792 French constitution passed by the French National Assembly

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd September

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