Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed Passages of the First Volume, and Notes by the Earls of Dartmouth and Hardwicke, and Speaker Onslow, Hitherto Unpublished, Volum 3

Clarendon Press, 1823

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Pàgina 311 - As soon as I landed I made what haste I could to the place where the prince was, who took me heartily by the hand and asked me if I would not now believe predestination. I told him I would never forget that providence of God which had appeared so signally on this occasion. He was cheerfuller than ordinary. Yet he returned soon to his usual gravity.
Pàgina 130 - She desired me to propose a remedy. I told her, the remedy, if she could bring her mind to it, was, to be contented to be his wife, and to engage herself to him, that she would give him the real authority as soon as it came into her hands, and endeavour effectually to get it to be legally vested in him during life : this would lay the greatest obligation on him possible, and lay the foundation of a perfect union between them, which had been of late a little embroiled...
Pàgina 133 - To all this the prince answered, that no man was more for toleration in principle than he was : he thought the conscience was only subject to God : and as far as a general toleration, even of papists, would content the king, he would concur in it heartily : but he looked on the tests as such a real security, and indeed the only one, when the king was of another religion, that he would join in no counsels with those that intended to repeal those laws that enacted them.
Pàgina 267 - An arrant Scotch rogue." P. 765. Burnet. "Lord Churchill (afterwards duke of Marlborough) was a man of a noble and graceful appearance, bred up in the court with no literature; but he had a solid and clear -understanding, with a constant presence of mind. He knew the arts of living in a court better than any man in it. He caressed all people with a soft and obliging deportment, and was always ready to do good offices.
Pàgina 372 - She made him a very sharp answer : she said, she was the prince's wife, and would never be other than what she should be in conjunction with him and under him ; and that she would take it extreme unkindly, if any, under a pretence of their care of her, would set up a divided interest between her and the prince.
Pàgina 261 - The lord Mordaunt was the first of all the English nobility that came over openly, to see the prince of Orange. He asked the king's leave to do it. He was a man of much heat, many notions, and full of discourse ; he was brave and generous, but had not true judgment : his thoughts were crude and indigested, and his secrets were soon known.
Pàgina 341 - Maynard came with the men of the law. He was then near ninety, and yet he said the liveliest thing that was heard of on that occasion. The prince took notice of his great age, and said, ' that he had outlived all the men of the law of his time ;' he answered, ' he had like to have outlived the. law itself, if his highness had not come over."— Swift.
Pàgina 333 - ... security of the king's person, and for taking him out of the hands of a rude multitude, who said, they would obey no orders but such as came from the prince. The prince ordered Zuylestein to go immediately to Feversham, and to see the king safe, and at full liberty to go whithersoever he pleased r.
Pàgina 319 - Lero, lero, lilliburlero," that made an impression on the [King's] army, that cannot be imagined by those that saw it not. The whole army, and at last the people, both in city and country, were singing it perpetually. And perhaps never had so slight a thing so great an effect.
Pàgina 240 - King to hide her face with his head and periwig, which he did, for she said she could not be brought to bed and have so many men look on her; for all the council stood close at the bed's feet, and Lord Chancellor upon the step.