Memoirs of the life and times of Daniel De Foe: containing a review of his writings, and his opinions upon a variety of important matters, civil and ecclesiastical, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Hurst, Chance, 1830
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Page 165 - Resolved, 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king and people; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 282 - that the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be by consent of parliament, is against law.
Page xxx - A True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal, the next day after her death, to one Mrs. Bargrave, at Canterbury, the 8th of September, 1705, which Apparition recommends the perusal of Drelincourt's Book of Consolations against the fear of Death. London. 1705. 4to.
Page 349 - These are the heroes who despise the Dutch, And rail at new-come foreigners so much; Forgetting that themselves are all deriv'd From the most scoundrel race that ever liv'd. A horrid crowd of rambling thieves and drones, Who ransack'd kingdoms, and dispeopled towns. The Pict and painted
Page 349 - The Devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation." The object of the satire is to reproach his countrymen with ingratitude for abusing King William as a foreigner; and
Page xl - was born in Newgate, and during a Life of continued variety for ''Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Years a Whore, Five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Years a Thief, Eight Years a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last
Page 265 - I cannot think that God ever made them so delicate, so glorious creatures, and furnished them with such charms, so agreeable and so delightful to mankind, with souls capable of the same enjoyments as men, and all to be only stewards of our houses, cooks, and slaves.
Page 36 - 31st. At court, things are in very ill condition, there being so much emulation, poverty, and the vices of drinking, swearing, and loose amours, that I know not what will be the end of it but confusion : and the clergy so high, that all people that I meet with do protest against
Page 65 - We have here a mighty work upon our hands, no less than the conversion of three kingdoms ; and, by that, perhaps, the subduing of a pestilent heresy, which has domineered over a great part of this northern world a long time.
Page 349 - From the most scoundrel race that ever liv'd. A horrid crowd of rambling thieves and drones, Who ransack'd kingdoms, and dispeopled towns. The Pict and painted Briton, treach'rous Scot, By hunger, theft, and rapine hither brought; Norwegian pirates, buccaneering Danes, Whose red.hair'd offspring every where remains; Who join'd with Norman-French compound the breed, From whence your True-Born Englishmen proceed.

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