The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 15

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Christie & Son; Baldwin & Company; Sharpe & Son; Akerman; Smith & Company ... [and 40 others], 1819 - Great Britain

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Page 149 - Tenure whatever, for the unexpired Residue, whatever it may be, of any Term originally created for a Period of not less than...
Page 318 - ... an act for the relief of debtors, with respect to the imprisonment of their persons.
Page 398 - ... out the person whom you will address, by asking his company to take a turn or two with you. You will not fail, on inquiry, to be acquainted with the name and place of abode. According to which direction you will please to send two or three hundred pound bank-notes the next day by the penny-post.
Page 305 - ... and to take all such measures as might be necessary to disappoint or defeat any enterprises or designs of his enemies, as the exigency of affairs might require. The committee of supply forthwith granted a very large sum for these purposes, includir,,r +i," Charge of German mercenaries.
Page 322 - ... this scandalous practice, reciting in the preamble, that such traffic was not only a manifest discouragement and prejudice to the woollen manufactures of Great Britain, but also a relief to the enemy, in consequence of which they were enabled to maintain the war against these kingdoms.
Page 399 - I interpret it as owing to the weakness of human nature; but such proceeding is far from being ingenuous, and may produce bad effects, whilst it is impossible to answer the end proposed...
Page 399 - These, and the former terms complied with, ensure your safety : my revenge, in case of non-compliance, or any scheme to expose me, will be slower, but not less sure ; and strong suspicion, the utmost that can possibly ensue upon it ; while the chances would be tenfold against you.
Page 377 - After having congratulated his grace on the unparalleled success which had attended his majesty's arms, and expressed their sense of the king's paternal tenderness for his kingdom of Ireland, they acknowledged, with the deepest sense of gratitude, that protection and indulgence they had enjoyed under his majesty's mild and auspicious reign. They professed the warmest indignation at the threatened invasion of the kingdom by an enemy who, grown desperate from repeated defeats, might possibly make that...
Page 398 - My lord; You receive this as an acknowledgment of your punctuality as to the time and place of meeting on Sunday last, though it was owing to you that it answered no purpose. The pageantry of being armed, and the ensign of your order, were useless, and too conspicuous; you needed no attendant; the place was not calculated for mischief, nor was any intended.
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