The life of the first earl of Shaftesbury, by B. Martyn and dr. Kippis, ed. by G.W. Cooke

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Page 74 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament...
Page 172 - God forbid that I should justify you : Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go : My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Page 199 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Page 302 - I, AB, do swear 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 commissionated by him, in pursuance of such commissions, and that I will not at any time endeavour any alteration of government either in Church or State.
Page 304 - One day, as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, "If I was a poet, and I think I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner : " and then gave him the plan for it.
Page 239 - English house of commons against dissolving grand juries by any judge, before the end of the term, assizes, or sessions, while matters are under their consideration and not presented, as arbitrary, illegal, destructive to public justice, a manifest violation of his oath, and as a means to subvert the fundamental laws of the kingdom.
Page 308 - This made him very popular; always speaking kindly to the husband, brother, or father, who was to boot very welcome to his house whenever he came. " There he found beef, pudding, and small beer in great plenty ; a house not so neatly kept as to shame him or his dusty shoes; the great hall strewed with marrow-bones, full of hawks, perches, hounds, spaniels, and terriers; the upper side of the hall hung with the fox-skins of this and the last year's killing; here and there a pole-cat intermixed; game-keepers'...
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Page 20 - In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean, Unbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh! had he been content to serve the crown, With -virtues only proper to the gown; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle, that oppress'd the noble seed; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
Page 309 - ... and hunters' poles in great abundance. ' The parlour was a large room as properly furnished. On a great hearth paved with brick lay some terriers, and the choicest hounds and spaniels. Seldom but two of the great chairs had litters of young cats in them, which were not to be disturbed; he having always three or four attending him at dinner ; and a little white...

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