The history of Spain: from the establishment of the colony of Gades by the Phœnicians, to the death of Ferdinand, surnamed the Sage

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Printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1793 - Spain
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Page 211 - Francis died at Rambouillet, on the last day of March, in the fifty-third year of his age, and the thirty-third of his reign. During twentyeight years of that time, an avowed rivalship subsisted between him and the emperor, which involved., not only their own dominions, but the greater part of Europe, in wars, which were prosecuted with more violent animosity, and drawn out to a greater length, than had...
Page 246 - Preserve an inviolable regard for religion; maintain the Catholic faith in its purity; let the laws of your country be...
Page 251 - It consisted only of six rooms, four of them in the form of friars' cells, with naked walls ; the other two, each twenty feet square, were hung with brown cloth and furnished in the most simple manner.
Page 254 - He was particularly curious with regard to the construction of clocks and watches, and having found, after repeated trials, that he could not bring any two of them to go exactly alike, he reflected, it is...
Page 245 - He observed, that, from the seventeenth year of his age, he had dedicated all his thoughts and attention to public objects, reserving no portion of his time for the indulgence of his ease, and very little for the enjoyment of private pleasure...
Page 245 - ... exhausted by the rage of an incurable distemper, his growing infirmities admonished him to retire ; nor was he so fond of reigning, as to retain the sceptre in an impotent hand, which was no longer able to protect his subjects...
Page 244 - The president of the council of Flanders, by his command, explained in a few words, his intention in calling this extraordinary meeting of the states.
Page 256 - He resolved to celebrate his own obsequies before his death. He ordered his tomb to be erected in the chapel of the monastery. His domestics marched thither in funeral procession, with black tapers in their hands. He himself followed in his shroud. He was laid in his coffin, with much solemnity.
Page 245 - Countries ten times, England twice, Africa as often, and had made eleven voyages by sea; that, while his health permitted him to discharge his duty, and the vigour of his constitution was equal, in any degree, to the arduous...
Page 256 - ... as if they had been celebrating a real funeral. The ceremony clofed with fprinkling holy water on the coffin in the ufual form, and all the affiftants retiring, the doors of the chapel were fhut.

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