The Memoirs of Sir John Reresby of Thrybergh: Bart., M.P. for York, &c., 1634-1689

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1875 - Great Britain - 466 pages
 

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Page 431 - I, AB, do swear, That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, That princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 431 - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary: So help me God.
Page 431 - And I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm: So .help me God.
Page 422 - That King James II., 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and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 64 - the gaoler gave me 160 to have the custody of the gaol. I had the same sum presented to me for the county court, and I made off the bailiwicks about 145 ; in all, about 465, besides the profits of the seal, which made the whole near 1200. But the charges of both assizes, salaries to officers, liveries, and equipages took off so much that I cannot say I saved clear 200, all...
Page 232 - February and ended the 28th, all the rest of the persons apprehended or bound over for that offence being reserved as witnesses till the trial. On the 28th they were tried at the Old Bailey, where, after a trial that lasted from nine in the morning till five in the afternoon, and a very strict prosecution by the relations of Mr. Thynne, the three were brought in principals of the said murder, and received sentence of death accordingly ; and the count was acquitted as not accessory by the same jury.
Page 141 - Bedloe was the son of a cobbler in Wales, but had cheated a great many merchants abroad and gentlemen at home, by personating my Lord Gerard, and other men of quality, and by divers other cheats ; and when he was taxed with it, he made it an argument to be more credited in this matter, saying nobody but a rogue could be employed in such designs.
Page 235 - died without the least symptom of fear ; and seeing me in my coach as he passed by in the cart, he made a bow to me with the most steady countenance, as he did to several of the spectators he knew, before he was turned off.
Page 288 - I went from the lord privy seal, to wait upon the earl, when his lordship desired me to present his service to him, and to tell him, that he should have taken a more particular sort of notice of him, but that he thought it would not prove so much for his service : and the earl said, it was for the very self same reason he had behaved so indifferently towards his lordship ; for there was at that time great jealousy of a friendship between them.
Page 185 - He carried me with him in his coach to Whitehall: the next day he invited me to dinner with him in private. He told me it was to be feared some unhappy differences might arise in the nation from these disputes about the succession; and in case it should come to a war, it might be convenient to form something of a party in one's thoughts. He told me that he knew very well there was but one other and myself that had any considerable interest in my neighbourhood; asked me my opinion how their inclinations...

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