Historical inquiries respecting the character of Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon

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Page 137 - ... we do declare a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 129 - Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon. With great parts, he always hurt himself and his friends ; with romantic bravery, he was always an unsuccessful commander. He spoke for the test act, though a Roman catholic ; and addicted himself to astrology, on the birth-day of true philosophy.
Page 78 - That he is grown a drunken sot, and drinks with nobody but Troutbecke, whom nobody else will keep company with, of whom he told me this story ; that once the Duke of Albemarle, in his drink, taking notice, as of a wonder, that Nan Hide should ever come to be Duchess of York :
Page 153 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 113 - And because the passion and uncharitableness of the times have produced several opinions in religion, by which men are engaged in parties and animosities against each other, which, when they shall hereafter unite in a freedom of conversation, will be composed...
Page 60 - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Page 3 - Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III. It is an acute and ingenious performance, but...
Page 42 - ... truth. I dare not do otherwise, and ought not nor could have imagined that it would not have been the very highest compliment...
Page 129 - He wrote against Popery, and embraced it ; he was a zealous opposer of the Court, and a sacrifice for it...
Page 60 - ... that he thought would please the king, and his bold offering at the most desperate counsels, gained him such an interest in the king, that no attempt against him, nor complaint of him, could ever shake it, till a decay of strength and understanding forced him to let go his hold. He was in his principles much against popery and arbitrary government : and yet, by a fatal train of passions and interests, he made way for the former, and had almost established the latter.

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