The Political State of Great Britain, Volume 1

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Page 270 - Harley's fidelity to her majesty, and zeal for her service, have drawn upon him the hatred of all the abettors of popery and faction.
Page 333 - While the fierce monk does at his trial stand, He chews revenge, abjuring his offence; Guile in his tongue, and murder in his hand, He stabs his judge to prove his innocence. The guilty stroke and torture of the steel Infix'd, our dauntless Briton scarce perceives ; The wounds his country from his death must feel The patriot views ; for those alone he grieves.
Page 247 - ... that may affect the same, lying or being within that part of Great Britain called England, the dominion of Wales, and town of...
Page 268 - Lights as they are able to afford, in relation to the extreme want of Churches, in and about thefe populous Cities, under which we at prefent labour.
Page 247 - Tweed, who shall not have an estate, freehold or copyhold, for his own life, or for some greater estate, either in law or equity, to and for his own use and benefit, of or in lands, tenements, or hereditaments, over and above what will satisfy and clear all incumbrances that may affect the same, lying or being within that part of Great...
Page 49 - The great question^ whether the number of men in Spain and Portugal, at the time of the battle of Almanza, was but 8600, when there ought to have been 29,600, was carried on Tuesday in the affirmative, against the court, without a division, which was occasioned by Sir Thomas Hanmer's oratory.
Page 451 - ... was one of our principal Secretaries of State : his capacity fitting him for the management of those two important offices, which, though they seemed to disagree in themselves, were easily reconciled by one who knew how, with equal weight and address, to temper and turn the minds of men ; so wisely to defend the rights of the people, without derogating from the prerogative of the crown; and who was thoroughly acquainted how well monarchy could consist with liberty.
Page 248 - Members elected and returned to serve in Parliament by any of the said Universities, but that they and each of them may elect and return Members to represent them in Parliament, and that the Members so elected and returned may sit and vote in the House of Commons...
Page 247 - Provided always, that nothing contained in this act shall extend to the eldest son or heir apparent of any peer or lord of parliament, or of any person qualified to serve as knight of the shire, or to the members for either of the universities in that part of Great Britain called England, or to the members for that part of Great Britain called Scotland.
Page 333 - The undeserved favour I have received this day is deeply imprinted in my heart ; and whenever I look upon my breast, it will put me in mind of the thanks due to God, my duty to the queen, and that debt of gratitude and service I must always owe to this Honourable House, to you, Mr. Speaker, and to every particular member.

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