Peerage of England. ... (Google eBook)

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F. C. and J. Rivington, 1812
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Page 365 - Divi Britannici, being a remark upon the lives of all the kings of this isle, from the year of the world 2855, unto the year of grace 1660.
Page 397 - Neither is there wanting daily, handsome occasion to retire, were it not for grinning honour. For let occasion be never so handsome, unless a man were resolved to fight on the parliament side, which, for my part, I had rather be hanged, it will be said without doubt, that a man is afraid to fight. If there could be an expedient found to salve the punctilio of honour, I would not continue here an hour. The discontent that I and other honest men receive daily, is beyond expression.
Page 189 - first son, and the heirs male of his body ; and in default of such issue, to the use of...
Page 330 - Immediately I fell on his rear with my three troops ; which did so astonish him, that he gave over the chase, and would fain have delivered himself from me. But I pressing on forced them...
Page 213 - she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy to the King, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him.
Page 347 - February 1689, passed by an overwhelming majority with only one vote against, which stated that King James the Second having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the Kingdom, by breaking the original contract between King and People; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked Persons, having violated the fundamental laws and withdrawn himself out of the Kingdom hath abdicated the Government, and that the Throne is thereby vacant.
Page 236 - A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected...
Page 372 - Encrease of his Powers multiplied his Victories. At the opening of the next Campaign, when all his Army was not yet...
Page 340 - Protestant re" ligion, are in great danger from Popery, and " that either this Parliament must suppress the " power and growth of Popery, or else that " Popery will soon destroy, not only Parliament, " but all that is near and dear to us.
Page 245 - March 31st, 1718, he was elected one of the knights companions of the most noble order of the garter, and installed at Windsor, on April 30th following.

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