Outlines of Enlgish history

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Page 237 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
Page 30 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have be,en esteemed useful engines of government.
Page 82 - II. c. 5 ; which enacts, that whoever procures at Rome, or elsewhere, any translations, processes, excommunications, bulls, instruments, or other things which touch the king, against him, his Crown and realm ; and all persons aiding and assisting therein ; shall be put out of the king's protection, their lands and goods forfeited to the king's use, and they shall be attached by their bodies to answer to the king and his council ; or process of prcemunire facias shall be made out against them, as...
Page 128 - His intentions were just, but more adapted to the conduct of private life, than to the government of kingdoms. Awkward in his person, and ungainly in his manners, he was ill qualified to command respect ; partial and undiscerning in his affections, he was little fitted to acquire general love.
Page 46 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men.
Page 144 - ... behalf in the right and power of frequent and successive Parliaments, or national meetings in Council ; he. the said Charles Stuart, for accomplishment of such his designs, and for the protecting of himself and his adherents in his and their wicked practices, to the same ends hath traitorously and maliciously levied war against the present Parliament, and the people therein represented...
Page 58 - John, however, refused; and the court pronounced judgment, that " whereas John, duke of Normandy, in violation of his oath to Philip his lord, had murdered the son of his elder brother, a homager of the crown of France and near kinsman to the king, and had perpetrated the crime within the seigniory of France, he was found guilty of felony and treason, and was therefore adjudged to forfeit all the lands which he held by homage.
Page 25 - If by the violence or negligence of youth I have violated justice heretofore, it is my intention, by the help of God, to make full compensation.
Page 178 - England was as divided as its opinions ; but the dress of the Cavalier was gallant and picturesque in the extreme. It consisted of a doublet of silk, satin, or velvet, with large loose sleeves, slashed up the front ; the collar covered by a falling band of the richest point lace, with that peculiar edging now called Vandyke; a short cloak was worn carelessly on one shoulder.
Page 47 - The earth bare no corn; you might as well have tilled the sea, for the land was all ruined by such deeds, and it was said openly that Christ and his saints slept.

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