Beatson's Political index modernised. The book of dignities; containing rolls of the official personages of the British empire, together with the sovereigns of Europe, the peerage of England and of Great Britain; and numerous other lists

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1851
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Page 251 - A custom has of late years prevailed of granting letters patent of precedence to such barristers, as the crown thinks proper to honour with that mark of distinction : whereby they are entitled to such rank and pre-audience as are assigned in their respective patents ; sometimes next after the king's attorneygeneral, but usually next after his majesty's counsel then being.
Page i - Haydn's Book of Dignities : Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Judicial, Military, Naval, and Municipal, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. Together with the Sovereigns of Europe, from the Foundation of their respective States ; the Peerage and Nobility of Great Britain ; &c. Being a New Edition, improved and continued, of Beatson's Political Index.
Page 528 - I scorn your proffers. I disdain your favor. I abhor your treason ; and am so far from delivering up this island to your advantage, that I will keep it, to the utmost of my power, to your destruction. Take this for your final answer ; and forbear any further solicitations. For, if you trouble me with any more messages on this occasion, I will burn the paper and hang the bearer.
Page 346 - An Act for carrying into effect the reports of the Commissioners appointed to consider the state of the Established Church in England and Wales, with reference to ecclesiastical duties and revenues, so far as they relate to episcopal dioceses, revenues, and patronage...
Page 182 - Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations...
Page 365 - When this answer was brought, the king said in a great passion, " Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 510 - Bench. . Master of the Rolls. Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Judges and Barons of the degree of the Coif of the said Courts, according to Seniority.
Page 144 - Labouchere, esq. vice president of the board of trade and master of the mint.
Page 215 - As Chairman of the House, his duties are the same as those of any other President of a deliberative assembly.
Page 510 - Married women and widows are entitled to the same rank among each other, as their husbands would respectively have borne between themselves, except such rank is merely professional or official; and unmarried women to the same rank as their eldest brothers would bear among men, during the lives of their fathers.

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