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Page 188 - 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 52 - 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 129 - 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 114 - 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 77 - 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 95 - 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 75 - 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 254 - 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 169 - 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 259 - 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,