The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 12 (Google eBook)

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Page 27 - That they had traitorously endeavoured to subvert the fundamental laws and government of the kingdom, to deprive the king of his regal power, and to impose on his subjects an arbitrary and tyrannical authority...
Page 177 - On the remarkable appearances at the polar regions of the planet Mars, the inclination of its axis, the position of its poles, and its spheroidical figure ; with a few hints relating to its real diameter and atmosphere.
Page 54 - I came to court," writes he to another friend, "in the very heat and height of all displeasures. After I had been there but an hour, I was threatened with the Fleet. I answered poetically, ' that coming so late from the land-service, I hoped I should not be pressed to serve her majesty's fleet in Fleet-street.
Page 129 - Earl of Richmond (the King's father) for her husband. Neither had she ever any child but the King, though she had three husbands. One day when King Henry the Sixth (whose innocency gave him holiness) was washing his hands at a great feast, and cast his eye upon King Henry, then a young youth, he said ; " This is the lad that shall possess quietly that that we now strive for.
Page 282 - The personal courage of this celebrated outlaw, his skill in archery, his humanity, and especially his levelling principle of taking from the rich and giving to the poor, have in all ages rendered him the favourite of the common people...
Page 129 - The general opinion was, that Pope Julius was too dear, and • that the King would not come to his rates. But it is more probable, that that Pope, who was extremely jealous of the dignity of the see of Rome, and of the acts thereof, knowing that King Henry...
Page 17 - I had with some great lords concerning these particulars, it would be too long to report; only this, under how dark a cloud I was hereupon, I was so sensible, that I plainly told the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, that rather than I would be obnoxious to those slanderous tongues of his misinformers I would cast up my rochet : I knew I went right ways, and would not endure to live under undeserved suspicions.
Page 233 - This sect is included among the Vaishnavas because they pay more respect to Vishnu than to any other deity ; but it is no part of their faith to worship any Hindu deity, or to observe any of the rites or ceremonies of the Hindu religion.
Page 282 - The saide Robert entertained an hundred tall men and good archers with such spoiles and thefts as he got, upon whom four hundred (were they ever so strong) durst" not give the onset. He suffered no woman to be oppressed, violated, or otherwise molested : poore mens goods he spared, abundantlie relieving them with that which by theft he got from abbeys and the houses of rich carles : whom Maior (the historian) blameth for his rapine and theft, but of all theeves he affirmeth him to be the prince,...
Page 12 - Pleas, which he was required to accept of, yet he did deliberate more on the lawfulness of taking a commission from usurpers ; but, having considered well of this, he came to be of opinion, that it being absolutely necessary to have justice and property kept up at all times, it was no sin to take a commission from usurpers...

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