The parliamentary guide, a concise biography of the members of both houses of parliament

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Page 1 - Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ; Defender of the Faith ; Sovereign Protector of the United States of the Ionian Islands ; Sovereign of the Orders of the Garter, the Thistle, St.
Page 189 - English lawyer and royalist, speaker of the House of Commons in the reign of Charles I., died 1661. His grandson, of the кате name, a lawyer and poet, translator of ' Fontenelle's Plurality of Worlds,
Page 208 - In the evening, he played cards, and I went into the music-room, and sang in quite another way from what I do when I am afraid you are anxious I should please. I came home, and gave such an account of the author of Memoirs of the Affairs of Europe from the Peace of Utrecht, that all at home were dying to see him. ' Not that he said much to mark him out...
Page 213 - Earls, and have not descended to a lower degree for these seven hundred years) being lineally descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III. who caused all his natural children, by Catherine Swinford, daughter of Sir Payn Roet, alias Guyen, king of arms, and widow of Sir Otes Swinford, Knight, to whom he was afterwards married, to be called BEAUFORT, from the castle of Beaufort in the county of Anjou, the place of their nativity ; which...
Page 188 - MAHON, The History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, second ed., 7 vols., Murray, 1849.
Page 161 - He commanded the flank corps at the capture of the Cape of Good Hope, and was present at its recapture, at the head of the Highland Brigade. In 1810, he was second in command at Cadiz, and in 1814, in Holland. At the...
Page v - Upon the invasion of the Saxons, however, the name of this Confederation was changed to that of " Folkmote," or General Meeting of the People ; which took place occasionally at the beginning of the calends of May to consult " of the common safety, of peace, of war, and of promoting the public profit ;" and was also frequently convened on any sudden emergeney, by the Aldermen or Earls of every county.
Page 146 - He served under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsula, and at Waterloo; and had the honour of dressing the only wound his Grace received.
Page 161 - ... conduct on this occasion was highly praised by the Commander-in-Chief, and in the despatch in which the Minister of War conveyed her Majesty's thanks to the army of the East. In the following February, on his return to England, invalided, General Evans received in person, in his place in St. Stephen's, the thanks of the House of Commons " for his distinguished services in the Crimea," the vote being conveyed to him in a speech from the Speaker.
Page 192 - Muscovy ; as also the year following to the Kings of Sweden and Denmark. He was likewise employed, towards the latter end of the year 1668, to carry the ensigns of the Order of the Garter to Charles XI. King of Sweden ; from whence returning, he was, as his proxy, installed at Windsor. After which he was made governor of Jamaica, where he continued some years : and, after a dangerous passage, returned to England on September 4th, 168O.

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