A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an Introductory Chapter

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Abraham Small, 1808 - Great Britain - 201 pages
 

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Page cxciii - Crown, shall, within the Realm or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend death or destruction, or any bodily harm tending to death or destruction...
Page 48 - I shall make it my endeavour to preserve this government, both in church and state, as it is now by law established.
Page 164 - And, never satisfied with seeing, bless : Swift unbespoken pomps thy steps proclaim, And stammering babes are taught to lisp thy name...
Page 8 - ... a character of virtues so happily tempered by one another, and so wholly unalloyed with any vices, as that of Washington, is hardly to be found in the pages of history...
Page cxcv - I will conform to the liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by law established.
Page 149 - ... which he likewise made presents ; and laid his head upon the block. Having uttered a short prayer, he gave the signal to the executioner ; which was instantly obeyed, and his head severed from his body. Such were the last hours, and such the final close, of this great man's life. May the like happy serenity in such dreadful circumstances, and a death equally glorious, be the lot of all, whom tyranny, of whatever denomination or description, shall in any age, or in any country, call to expiate...
Page 109 - Protestant, was almost universally prevalent among them. A due consideration of these distinct features in the character of a party so powerful in Charles's and James's time, and even when it was lowest, (that is, during the reigns of the two first Princes of the House of Brunswick,) by no means inconsiderable, is exceedingly necessary to the right understanding of English History.
Page cxci - ... rights and advantages thereunto belonging, for which this shall be your warrant; and so we bid you heartily farewell. Given at our Court at Whitehall, llth day of November, 1684. " By his Majesty's command, SUNDERLAND.
Page xi - He was an excellent man, and of great powers of mind ; but his partiality to kings and princes is intolerable. Nay, it is, in my opinion, quite ridiculous ; and is more like the foolish admiration which women and children sometimes have for kings, than the opinion, right or wrong, of a philosopher.
Page 34 - ... respect to its motives, than the other, so is it in its consequences, still more pernicious to the general interests of mankind. Fear of censure from contemporaries will seldom have much effect upon men in situations of unlimited authority : they will too often flatter themselves, that the same power which enables them to commit the crime, will secure them from reproach. The dread of posthumous infamy, therefore, being the only restraint, their consciences excepted, upon the passions of such...

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