The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a Continuation of His History of the Grand Rebellion, Volume 2

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Page 113 - ... to endeavour any change or alteration of government either in church or state ; and that the same was in itself an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the subjects of this realm against the known laws and liberties of this kingdom.
Page 112 - I will conform to the liturgy of the church of England, as it is now by law established.
Page 3 - The Lords were exceedingly surprised and troubled at this, of which they heard nothing till they saw it ; and they liked it the worse because they discerned that it...
Page 111 - ... unfeigned assent and consent to the use of all things in the said book contained and prescribed, in these words, and no other : IV. " I, AB, do here declare my unfeigned assent and consent to all and every thing contained and prescribed in and by the book, intituled,
Page 112 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 206 - This province could not be put into a fitter band, for it was managed with notable skill. And as soon as it was known that the secretary would willingly resign, which was feared, and that only a better recompense was expected, every body was willing that the king should [make] the act look as graciously as might be, that the successor might be attended with the less envy. And Mr. Ashburnham cultivated their impatience so skilfully, that it cost the king, in present money and land or lease, very little...
Page 99 - Their faction is their religion : nor are those combinations ever entered into upon zeal and substantial motives of conscience, how erroneous soever; but consist of many glutinous materials of will, and humour, and folly, and knavery, and ambition, and malice, which make men cling inseparably together, till they have satisfaction in all their pretences, or till they are absolutely broken and subdued, which may always be more easily done than the other.
Page 371 - ... to them in a dialect he had never before used, for he was a very generous man, and lived in his house decently and plentifully, and had never made any the least suit or pretence for money. Now he told them, ' that he was going upon an expedition in which many honest men must lose their lives : and though he had no apprehension of himself, but that God would protect him as he had often done in the same occasions, yet he thought it became him against the worst to make his condition known to them,...
Page 209 - He erected a council of trade, which produced little other effect than the opportunity of men's speaking together, which possibly disposed them to think more, and to consult more effectually in private, than they could in such a crowd of commissioners.
Page 363 - The earl of Falmouth and Mr. Coventry were rivals, who should have most influence with the duke, who loved the earl best, but thought the other the wiser man, who supported Pen, who disobliged all the courtiers, even against the earl, who contemned Pen as a fellow of no sense.

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