The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain

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James Eastburn & Company, 1818 - Spain - 288 pages
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Page 217 - It cannot be objected that this is protestant evidence, for they were all three members of the church of Rome. In the thirteenth century, the Waldenses and Albigenses had spread and prevailed so far, and were prevailing still farther, that the pope thought it necessary to exert his utmost efforts to suppress them. For this purpose the first crusade was proclaimed of Christians against Christians, and the office of inquisition was first erected, the one to subdue their bodies, the other to enslave...
Page 54 - ... there and in England, joined to the hereditary right of the Scottish princes to the English throne ; whilst it must have proved a copious source of discord, would long have prevented the union of two nations, which must have often been unhappy while they remained divided, and were by nature destined to be one. Nor were the benefits which mankind derived from her wise and active reign confined to Britain ! but it is likewise probable, that, without her aid and her exertions, the Protestants in...
Page 153 - Algiers, and other places, where they hoped to be permitted to take up their residence. Few of them ever arrived at these places. Of six thousand, who set out together from Conastal, a town in the neighbourhood of Oran, with an intention of going to Algiers, a single person only, of the name of Pedralvi, survived the disasters to which they were exposed; and of the whole hundred and forty thousand, who were at this time transported to Africa, there is ground to believe, from the concurring...
Page 163 - ... of ambition. Whatever was elegant or great touched his foul, and he was prone to the pleafures of fociety and love. He was a friend to men of letters, a patron of all the arts, an enthufiaftic admirer and bountiful rewarder of merit of every kind.
Page 54 - Provinces must faave been crushed in its infancy ; and an overgrown and enormous power established, which must have overwhelmed the liberties of Europe, and prolonged the reign of ignorance, bigotry, and superstition.
Page 151 - ... on condition that they should be allowed the free exercise of their religion. The...
Page 54 - ... and protected by her power ; while her enemies, though possessed of much greater resources, were either checked and restrained, or humbled and overcome : without her judicious interposition, the reformation in Scotland must have been extinguished ! A race of popish princes must have inherited the crown of that kingdom : and the difference of religion there and in England, joined to the hereditary right of the Scottish princes to the English throne ; whilst it must have proved a copious source...
Page 218 - Bohemia, till the time of his death. When Ziska found himself dying, he gave orders that a drum should be made of his skin , and what is equally extraordinary, his orders were faithfully obeyed. Ziska's...
Page 163 - ... fpirit that rofe under misfortunes; whence, though fometimes defeated, and often difappointed, he was never difcouraged. His refources were endlefs : for there could not be a. conjuncture in which the fuperiority of his genius could not find fome favourable opportunity of praftifing on thepaflions, and managing the hopes, and fears, and follies of men.
Page 269 - ... this time the value of slaves was considerable, for it was the fashion in the south of Europe to have captive Turks or Moors, and frequently Greeks, in a foreign dress, as domestics. Sir Francis Cottington writes from Spain in 1610, that the slaves were suspected of committing many murders. He adds, ' and not unlikely, for that few did here serve themselves with other than captive Turks and Moors ; and so the multitude of them was very great.

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