The History of the Present Parliament, and Convocation: With the Debates ... Relating to the Conduct of the War Abroad ... (Google eBook)

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J. Baker, 1711 - Great Britain - 368 pages
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Page 326 - ... or in or by bearing a share or part in the stakes, wagers, or adventures, or in or by betting on the sides or hands of such as do or shall play...
Page 324 - ... and shall pay or deliver the same or any part thereof, the person or persons so losing and paying or delivering the same, shall be at liberty, within three months...
Page 326 - And be it further enacted by the authority aforefaid, that it fhall and may be lawful, to and for the bifhop of the diocefe, or other proper ordinary, to re-cite any perfon or perfons...
Page 326 - ... indictment or information to be exhibited against him or them for that purpose, shall forfeit five times the value of the sum or sums of money, or other thing...
Page 232 - Committee had drawn up an addrefs accordingly, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe ; and he read the fame in his place, and afterwards delivered it in at the table, where the fame was read, and agreed to by -the Houfe.
Page 325 - Persons, who shall so discover and repay the same, as aforesaid, shall be acquitted, indemnified, and discharged from any further or other Punishment, Forfeiture, or Penalty, which he or they may have incurred by the playing for, or winning such Money...
Page 161 - Nor is that title less suited to you as it carries in it a relation to one of the chief seats of learning ; for even your enemies, my Lord (if any such there still are), must own that the love of letters, and the encouragement of those who excel in them, is one distinguishing part of your character.
Page 149 - The murderer confessed in Newgate, that his chief design was against Mr. secretary St. John, who happened to change seats with Mr. Harley for more convenience of examining the criminal : and being asked what provoked him to stab the chancellor, he said, that not being able to come at the secretary as he intended, it was some satisfaction to murder the person whom he thought Mr. St. John loved best *. And here, if Mr.
Page 246 - We cannot, without unspeakable grief, reflect on that deluge of impiety and licentiousness which hath broke in upon us, and overspread the face of this church and kingdom, eminent in former times for purity of faith and sobriety of manners. The source of these great evils, as far back as we have traced it, seems to have been that long unnatural rebellion which loosened all the bands of discipline and order, and overturned the goodly frame of our ecclesiastical and civil constitution. The...
Page 140 - The two houses of parliament, in an address to the queen, declared their belief, that Mr. Harley's fidelity to her majesty, and zeal for her service, had drawn upon him the hatred of all the abettors of popery and faction*.

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