A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland

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Scott, Webster, and Geary, 1841 - Baronetage - 642 pages
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Page 474 - ... December, 1659, he appeared at the head of a body of gentlemen, his friends and neighbours. His name and reputation induced the Irish brigade, of 1000 horse, to join him, which gave Monk a decided advantage. He took possession of York, on the 1st of January, 1660. On the 29th of March, he was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of York, in the short healing Parliament he gave his glad consent to the restoration of the monarchy, which he had so great a hand in destroying, and...
Page 53 - Burnet, who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that "She was more likely to have maintained the post (of Protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 302 - EVEN such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days: And from which earth, and grave, and dust, The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
Page 103 - ... if captain Carteret had been suffered to have taken that charge, his interest and reputation in the navy was so great, and his diligence and dexterity in command so eminent, that it was generally believed,* he would, against whatsoever the earl of Warwick could have done, have preserved a major part of the fleet in their duty to the king.
Page 507 - Earl of Angus ; but they could not agree, so a precontract was proved against him, upon which, by a sentence from Rome, the marriage was voided, with a clause in favour of the issue, since born under a marriage de facto and bona fide.
Page 164 - Downing offered his proviso; the end of which was ' to make all the money that was to be raised by this bill to be applied only to those ends to which it was given, which was the carrying on the war, and to no other purpose whatsoever, by what authority soever...
Page 236 - On the accession of queen Elizabeth, he distinguished his loyalty in " An Oration to Queen Elizabeth at her first entrance to her reign," which was, however, not spoken, but delivered in manuscript to the queen. He also wrote a treatise in favour of the succession of the house of Suffolk to the crown on the demise of Elizabeth, who was so displeased with it, as to commit the author to the Tower.
Page 291 - Kneller, by Heaven, and not a master taught, Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought ; Now for two ages, having snatch'd from fate Whate'er was beauteous, or whate'er was great, Lies crown'd with Princes' honours, Poets' lays, Due to his merit, and brave thirst of praise.
Page 233 - ... fortunes of that country, but was to expect the inheritance from the favour of an old severe grandfather, who for the present kept the young couple from running into any excess ; the mother of the lady being of as sour and strict a nature as the grandfather, and both of them...
Page 53 - Bellasis, the heir apparent of the lord Falconbridge, who were the two knights who served in parliament for Yorkshire, nearly allied together, and of great kindness till their several opinions and affections had divided them in this quarrel: the former adhering to the parliament ; the latter, with great courage and sobriety, to the king.

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