The History of England, Volume 3

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Page 45 - ... with less temptation ; — who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Page 317 - An act to permit persons professing the jewish religion to be naturalized by parliament, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
Page 232 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Page 270 - April, the open fields that skirt the metropolis were filled with an incredible number of people assembled in chairs, in chaises, and coaches, as well as on foot, who waited in the most fearful suspense, until morning and the return of day disproved the truth of the dreaded prophecy.
Page 163 - ... an opulent fortune in their service : he confirmed several chiefs who began to waver in their principles ; some he actually converted by the energy of his arguments, and brought over to the assistance of the government which they had determined to oppose ; others he persuaded to remain quiet, without taking any share in the present troubles : certain it is, this gentleman, by his industry and address, prevented the insurrection of 10,000 highlanders, who would otherwise have joined the pretender...
Page 300 - ... majesty and those ancient and natural allies of his crown. He exhorted both houses to consider seriously of some effectual provisions, to suppress those audacious crimes of robbery and violence, grown so frequent about the capital, proceeding in a great measure from that profligate spirit of irreligion, idleness, gaming, and extravagance, which had of late extended itself in an uncommon degree, to the dishonour of the nation, and the great offence and prejudice of- the sober and industrious part...
Page 45 - The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object either of 'abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray hairs should secure him from insult.
Page 385 - ... which they had occasionally passed. This gentleman was, therefore, directed to insist upon the reformation of all those public abuses, and upon the establishment of a certain supply for the service of the government, as Well as upon the settlement of a salary for himself. Moreover, his majesty, in these instructions, signified his will and pleasure, that all money raised for the supply and support of government, or upon any emergency for immediate service, should be disposed of and applied properly...
Page 235 - we trust even at this hour, small as our army is ; to that virtue we must have trusted, had this bill been modelled as its warmest opposers could have wished ; and without this virtue, should the lords, the commons, and the people of England entrench themselves behind parchment up to the teeth, the sword will find a passage to the vitals of the constitution.
Page 443 - But as this step, by the Act of Settlement, could not be taken without the authority of Parliament, an act was now passed for enabling his Majesty to grant commissions to a certain number of foreign Protestants, who had served abroad as officers or engineers, to act and rank as officers or engineers, in America only.

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