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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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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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