I beseech you

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.”
— Oliver Cromwell (Letter to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, 3 August 1650)


The image is of Moray House on the Royal Mile – Cromwell’s residence in Edinburgh when he wrote the above letter imploring the Assembly of the Kirk to stop supporting Charles II. The reference to bowels used here by Cromwell probably refers to its archaic meaning as the seat of pity, tenderness, or courage — usually used in plural (Source: Merriam Webster dictionary)
Image by Kim Traynor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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