The history of Scotland, from the invasion of the Romans till the union with England: with a supplementary sketch of the rebellions in 1715 and 1745

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Waugh and Innes for the author, 1821
 

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Page 364 - ... to demonstrate that the most effectual plan for advancing a people to greatness is to maintain that order of things which nature has pointed out ; by allowing every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, to pursue his own interest in his own way, and to bring both his industry and his capital into the freest competition with those of any other man or order of men.
Page 215 - Formed with the qualities which we love, not with the talents that we admire, she was an agreeable woman rather than an illustrious queen. The vivacity of her spirit, not sufficiently tempered with sound judgment, and the warmth of her heart, which was not at all times under the restraint of discretion, betrayed her both into errors and into crimes. To say that she was always unfortunate will not account for that long and almost uninterrupted succession of calamities which befell her; we must likewise...
Page 256 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 351 - ... laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books. For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby; but if it...
Page 315 - An Act * for the further limitation of the crown, and better securing the rights and liberties of the subject," is and stands limited to the princess Sophia, electress and duchess dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of her body being Protestants. And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear according to...
Page 212 - She said, with a cheerful, and even a smiling countenance, that she did not think the queen, her sister, would have consented to her death, or have executed the sentence against a person not subject to the laws and jurisdiction of England. "But, as. such is her will...
Page 358 - Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with great brilliance of wit, a wit who, in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.
Page 351 - ... their wits being shut up in the cells of a few authors (chiefly Aristotle their dictator) as their persons were shut up in the cells of monasteries and colleges, and knowing little history, either of nature or time, did out of no great quantity of matter and infinite agitation of wit spin out unto us those laborious webs of learning which are extant in their books.
Page 364 - And he has unquestionably had the merit of presenting to the world the most comprehensive and perfect work that has yet appeared, on the general principles of any branch of legislation.
Page 215 - ... them to pray for her. One of her maids, whom she had appointed for that purpose, covered her eyes with a handkerchief; she laid herself down without any sign of fear or trepidation ; and her head was severed from her body at two strokes by the executioner. He instantly held it up to the spectators streaming with blood, and agitated with the convulsions of death : the Dean of Peterborough alone exclaimed, " So perish all Queen Elizabeth's enemies...

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