The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a Continuation of His History of the Grand Rebellion, Volume 3

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Clarendon Press, 1827 - Great Britain
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Page 381 - It is the fourth article of his impeachment that he "advised and procured divers of his majesty's subjects to be imprisoned against law, in remote islands, garrisons, and other places, thereby to prevent them from the benefit of the law, and to produce precedents for the imprisoning any other of his majesty's subjects in like manner.
Page 101 - Clarendon tells us, who presumed to assure him, " that this was the greatest blessing that God had ever conferred on him, his restoration only excepted ; for the walls and gates being now burned and thrown down of that rebellious city, which was always an enemy to the crown, his majesty would never suffer them to repair and build them up again, to be a bit in his mouth and a bridle upon his neck ; but would keep all open, that his troops might enter upon them whenever he thought it necessary for...
Page 419 - That he hath caused quo warrantos to be issued out against most of the corporations of England immediately after their charters were confirmed by Act of Parliament, to the intent he might receive great sums of money from them for renewing their charters, which when they complied withal he caused the said quo warrantos to be discharged, or prosecution thereupon to cease.
Page 91 - And the other side being likewise destroyed to Fetter Lane, it advanced no farther ; but left the other part of Fleet Street to the Temple Bar, and all the Strand, unhurt, but what damage the owners of the houses had done to themselves by endeavouring to remove ; and it ceased in all other parts of the town near the same time.
Page 113 - ... he might be reduced, stoop to such a condescension as to have the least commerce or to make the application of a visit to any such person, for any benefit or advantage that it might bring to him.
Page 380 - Majesty's subjects falsely and seditiously said that the king was in his heart a papist, popishly affected, or words to that effect. III. That he hath received great sums of money for passing the Canary patent and other illegal patents, and granted illegal injunctions to stop proceedings at law against them and other illegal patents formerly granted.
Page 95 - ... had stood : but this man led them directly to the place, described how it stood, the shape of the little yard, the fashion of the door and windows, and where he first put the fire ; and all this with such exactness, that they who had dwelt long near it could not so perfectly have described all particulars.
Page 105 - ... totally to suppress them; or to employ some spies, who, being present in the conversation, might be ready to charge and accuse the persons who< had talked with most licence in a subject that would bear...
Page 96 - ... neither the judges nor any present at the trial did believe him guilty, but that he was a poor distracted wretch, weary of his life, and chose to part with it this way.
Page 89 - ... and carried away their goods from -many places which received no hurt, and whither .they afterwards returned again; all the fields full of women and children, who had made a shift to bring thither some goods and conveniences to rest upon, as safer than any houses, where yet they felt 1666. such intolerable heat and drought, as if they had been in the 'middle of the fire.

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