The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 7

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Inskeep & Bradford, 1810 - Great Britain
 

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Page 71 - A narrative and impartial discovery of the horrid Popish Plot, carried on for burning and destroying the cities of London and Westminster, with their suburbs, setting forth the several...
Page 108 - Tory. which, and sometimes without any material difference, this island has been so long divided. The court party reproached their antagonists with their affinity to the fanatical conventiclers in Scotland, who were known by the name of Whigs : The country party found a resemblance between the courtiers and the popish banditti in Ireland, to whom the appellation of Tory was affixed. And after this manner, these foolish terms of reproach came into public and general use j and even at present seem...
Page 9 - who is willing to be the man of his people, is the greatest king in the world, but if he wishes to be more, by heaven he is nothing at all!
Page 12 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 228 - He even struck out two of the judges, Powel and Holloway, who had appeared to favour the bishops : he issued orders to prosecute all those clergymen who had not read his declaration ; that is, the whole church of England, two hundred excepted : he sent a mandate to the new fellows, whom he had obtruded on...
Page 259 - second, having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of " the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between " king and people — and, by the advice of Jesuits and other " wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, " and having withdrawn himself out of this kingdom — has " abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby
Page 178 - Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.
Page 71 - In all history, it will be difficult to find such another instance of popular frenzy and bigoted delusion. In order to support the panic among the people, especially among the citizens of London, a pamphlet was published with this title : ' A narrative and impartial discovery of the horrid popish plot, carried on for burning and destroying the cities of London and...
Page 223 - This act of violence, of all those which were committed during the reign of James, is perhaps the most illegal and arbitrary. When the dispensing power was the most strenuously insisted on by court lawyers, it had still been allowed that the statutes which regard private property could not legally be infringed by that prerogative. Yet, in this instance, it appeared that even these were not now secure from invasion. The privileges of a college are attacked; men are illegally dispossessed of their...
Page 185 - ... think that by feeding me from time to time with such supplies as they* think convenient, they will better secure frequent meetings of Parliament ; but as this is the first time I speak to you from the throne, I must plainly tell you that such an expedient would be very improper to employ with me, and that the best way to engage me to meet you often is always to use me well.

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