The Lockhart Papers: Containing Memoirs and Commentaries Upon the Affairs of Scotland from 1702 to 1715, Volume 1

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R. and A. Taylor, 1817 - Jacobites - 586 pages
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Mr Lockharts representation of English liberty
Anecdote of Mr Baird and a disorderly set in London called Mohacks
Earl of Oxford his character
Duke of Ormond appointed to command the army in Flanders
Lord Hallifaxhis motion for carrying on an offensive war
Duke of Argyle opposes it
Parliament prorogued
Mr Lockharts account of his previous interview and confidential con
Parliament 1712debate on the malt tax in Scotland
The sixteen Scots Peers invited to join them
Duke of Argyle Earl of Mar Mr Cockburn and Mr Lockhart deputed
Parliament dissolved
Design of a bill for resuming the Bishops revenues in Scotland and
The Queens alarm and conversation thereon with the Earl of Eglinton
Duke of Argyles conduct therein
Sir William Windham proposes and carries the Schism Bill
Şir William Whitlocks speech against the House of Hanover
Definition of a Hanoverian Tory
Death of the Queen ibid
He and his friends still continue their measures
Mr Lockhart arrested at Drydenundergoes a tedious imprisonment
Speeches Letters
Verses addressed to Queen Anne during Sacheverells tryal 1709
Letter 171 on the case of Mr Greenshields
Letter 1711 to pave the way for the Toleration
Speech 1714 on the question of the danger of the Protestant succession
Speech 1714 in reply to Sir David Dalrymples observations on
Letter 1714 from a Presbiterian minister in favour of an address
Epitaph upon Andrew Fletcher of Salton
Letter 1729 intended for publication in the Eccho

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Page 170 - ensuing Parliament, during Her Majesty's reign, there be such conditions of government settled and enacted as may secure the honour and sovereignty of this crown and kingdom, the freedom, frequency and power of Parliaments, the religion, liberty and trade of
Page 36 - He was finely accomplished ; a learned lawyer, a just judge ; courteous and good-natured ; but withall so intirely abandon'd to serve the Court measures, be what they will, that he seldom or never consulted his own inclinations, but was a blank sheet of paper, which the Court might fill up with what they pleas'd.
Page 111 - should no ways derogate from any " fundamental laws, ancient privileges, offices, rights, liberties, " and dignities of this nation." This the Court vigorously opposed, seeing it secluded them from treating on an entire or incorporating Union ; of which the abolishing of our Parliaments, and subversion of our Constitution, was a necessary consequence.
Page 98 - vobis, and was a very bad though very frequent speaker in Parliament; but his great talent lay in the cunning management of his designs and projects, in which it was hard to find him out, when he aimed to be incognito ; and thus he shewed himself to be a man of good sense, but bad morals.
Page 61 - gentleman ; and if ever a man proposes to serve and merit well of his country, let him place his courage, zeal, and constancy as a pattern before him, and think himself sufficiently applauded and rewarded, by obtaining the character of being like Andrew Fletcher of Saltón.
Page 79 - by so much reading and learning, that, perhaps, he was the best accomplish'd young man of quality in Europe, and had so charming a way of expressing his thoughts, that he pleased even those 'gainst whom he spoke: And it was a thousand pities, a man so capable
Page 59 - country. The thoughts of England's domineering over Scotland, was what his generous soul could not away with. The indignities and oppression Scotland lay under, gaul'd him to the heart ; so that in his learned and elaborate discourses he exposed them with undaunted courage and
Page 236 - honour and glory, they returned home ; and as it is obvious, that at this very time (which must chiefly proceed from this humour of travelling) the Scotch gentry do far exceed those of England, so that in the one you shall find all the accomplishments of well bred gentlemen, and in your country English
Page 151 - and other mercenary tools and trumpeters of rebellion, have often asserted, that these addresses and other instances of the nation's aversion to the Union, proceeded from the false glosses and underhand dealings of those that opposed it in Parliament, whereby the meaner sort were
Page 241 - him part of his way thither with all the state and magnificence imaginable ; but amongst these numerous attendants, deck'd up in their finest apparel and mounted on their best horses, there appeared an old reverend gentleman of Fyfe, cloathed all over in the deepest mourning ; and being asked why,

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