The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times, Volume 2

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printed, by assignment from Mr. Knapton, for T. Osborne, G. Kearsley, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, J. Rivington [and 13 others in London], 1761 - Great Britain
 

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Page 121 - Mary, intituled An Act for the Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London...
Page 188 - and at their bar, in the name of the House of Commons, and of all the commons of the United Kingdom, to impeach the accused ; and to acquaint them that this house will, in due time, exhibit particular articles against him, and make good the same.
Page 456 - The second thing considered was the very ill prospect of what was like to happen upon the death of the king of Spain, in case nothing was done previously towards the providing against that accident, which seemed probably to be very near...
Page 126 - It was visible, that all the Enemies of the Government set themselves against it, with such a vehemence of zeal, that this alone convinced all people, that they saw the strength that our affairs would receive from it. I had heard the Dutch often reckon up the great advantages they had from their Banks; And they concluded that, as long as England continued jealous of the Government, a Bank could never be settled among us, nor gain credit enough to support itself: And upon that, they judged that the...
Page 298 - Majesty's most sacred person and government against the late King James and all his adherents ; and in case his Majesty come to any violent or untimely death (which God forbid) we do hereby further freely and unanimously oblige...
Page 205 - And the other to Colonel Hill, which bears, "Pray when the thing concerning Glenco is resolved, let it be secret and sudden, otherwise the men will shift you, and better not meddle with them than not to do it to purpose, to cut off that nest of robbers who have fallen in the mercy of the law, now when there is force and opportunity, whereby the king's justice will be as conspicuous and useful as his clemency to others. I apprehend the storm is so great, that for some time you can do little, but so...
Page 456 - Majesty this clear account, that there is a deadness and want of spirit in the nation, universally so, as not at all to be disposed to the thought of entering into a new war, and that they seem to be tired out with taxes to a degree beyond what was discerned, till it appeared upon the...
Page 483 - ... conceit not to speak one word ; and at other times, he would not open his mouth, till such an hour of the day, when he thought the air was pure ; he changed the day into night, and often hunted by torch light, and took all sorts of liberties to himself, many of which were very disagreeable to those about him. In the end of king Charles's time, and during king James's reign, he affected an appearance of folly, which afterwards he compared to Junius Brutus's behaviour under the Tarquins...
Page 203 - That the rebels may not think themselves desperate, we allow you to give terms and quarters, but in this manner only, that chieftains and heritors, or leaders, be prisoners of war, their lives only safe, and all other things in mercy, they taking the oath of allegiance; and the community taking the oath of allegiance and rendering their arms, and submitting to the government, are to have quarters and indemnity for their lives and fortunes, and to be protected from the soldiers, as the principal paper...
Page 274 - May it please your most excellent majesty, we, your majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the knights, citizens, and burgesses in parliament assembled; humbly lay before your majesty, That whereas there is a grant passing to William Earl of Portland, and his heirs, of the manors of Denbigh, Bromfield, and Yale, and divers other lands in the principality of Wales, together with...

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