The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Patriots, Divines, Warriors, Philosophers, Poets, and Artists, of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Accession of Henry VIII. to the Present Time. Including a Complete History of England from that Area, Volume 3
Charles Dilly, 1791 - Great Britain
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Page 67 - Tower during the king's plea" sure; to be for ever incapable of any office, place. " or employment in the commonwealth; and never " to sit again in parliament, or come within the verge
Page 72 - And this principally raises my esteem of these fables, which I receive, not as the product of the age, or invention of the poets, but as sacred relics, gentle whispers, and the breath of better times, that from the traditions of more ancient nations came, at length, into the flutes and trumpets of the Greeks.
Page 190 - I am persuaded his power and interest at that time were greater to do good or hurt than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time; for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias them....
Page 110 - The person replied, as he had done before, that he should never find rest, till he should perform what he required, and therefore he were better to dispatch it; that the access to his son was known to be very easy; and that few men waited long for him, and for the gaining him credit, he would tell him two or three particulars, which he charged him never to mention to any person living, but to the duke himself; and he should no sooner hear them, but he would believe all the rest he should say; and...
Page 278 - 'The Argument made by the Command of the Houfe of Commons, out of the Acts of Parliament and Authority of Law expounding the fame, at a Conference with the Lords, concerning the Liberty of the Perfon of every Freeman." 4. " A Brief Difcourfe concerning the Power of the Peers and Commons of Parliament in point of Judicature.
Page 107 - I will pray for your happy return, which I look at with a great cloud over my head, too heavy for my poor heart to bear without torment ; but I hope the great God of heaven will bless you.
Page 82 - ... to seat themselves. So that his learning had all the helps language could afford ; and his languages learning enough for the best of them to express. His judgment in the mean time, so commanding over both, as that neither of them was...
Page 112 - Whatever there was of all this, it is a notorious truth, that when the news of the duke's murder (which happened within few months after) was brought to his mother, she seemed not in the least degree surprised ; but received it as if she had foreseen it; nor did afterwards express such a degree of sorrow, as was expected from such a mother, for the loss of such a son.
Page 143 - Parliament hath and of right ought to have freedom of speech, to propound, treat, reason and bring to conclusion the same : and that the Commons in parliament have like liberty and freedom to treat of these matters in such order as in their judgments shall seem fittest...