The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England: Being a Faithful Account of All the Most Remarkable Transactions in Parliament, from the Earliest Times. Collected from the Journals of Both Houses, the Records, Original Manuscripts, Scarce Speeches, and Tracts; All Compared Withthe Several Contemporary Writers, and Connected, Throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands...

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Printed; and sold by T. Osborne; and W. Sandby, 1753 - Great Britain

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Page 457 - I do conceive, if the army be not put into another method, and the war more vigorously prosecuted, the people can bear the war no longer, and will enforce you to a dishonourable peace.
Page 457 - ... casting off all lingering proceedings, like soldiers of fortune beyond sea, to spin out a war, we shall make the kingdom weary of us, and hate the name of a Parliament.
Page 510 - all and every office or command military or civil, granted or conferred by both or either of the said Houses of this present Parliament, or by any authority derived from both or either of them since the 2oth day of November, 1640.
Page 510 - March, as if this Ordinance had not been made. Provided always, and it is further ordained and declared, that during this war, the benefit of all offices, being neither military nor judicial, hereafter to be granted, or any way to be appointed to any person or persons by both or either House of Parliament, or by authority derived from thence, shall go and inure to such public uses as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint.
Page 457 - For what do the enemy say? Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament ? Even this, that the members of both houses have got great places and commands, and the sword into their hands ; and, what by interest in Parliament, what by power in the army, will perpetually continue themselves in grandeur, and not permit the war speedily to end, lest their own power should determine with it.
Page 463 - ... for, besides -that it was not good to put so much trust in any arm of flesh, as to think such a cause...
Page 14 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 457 - I speak here to our own faces is but what others do utter abroad behind our backs. I am far from reflecting on any ; I know the worth of those commanders, members of both Houses, who are yet in power...
Page 418 - ... a safe conduct for the duke of Richmond and the earl of Southampton, with their attendants, from the lords and commons assembled in the parliament of England, at Westminster, to bring to the lords and commons assembled in the parliament of England, and the commissioners of the kingdom of Scotland, now at London, an answer to the propositions presented to his majesty for a safe and well-grounded...

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