The life of Edward earl of Clarendon, written by himself

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Page 290 - And I do declare, that I do hold there lies no obligation upon me, or on any other person, from the oath commonly called the solemn league and covenant, to endeavour any change or alteration of government either in church or state ; and that the same was in itself an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the subjects of this realm against the known laws and liberties of this kingdom.
Page 116 - ... at very valuable rates, and jointures made upon marriages, and all other conveyances and settlements executed, as in a kingdom at peace within itself, and where no doubt could be made of the validity of titles.
Page 50 - His daughter quickly arrived at her father's house, to his great joy, having always had a great affection for her; and she being his eldest child, he had more acquaintance with her than with any of his children...
Page 183 - They did not enough distinguish between persons; nor did the suffering any man had undergone for fidelity to the King, or his affection to the Church, eminently expressed, often prevail for the mitigation of his fine ; or if it did sometimes, three or four stories of the contrary, and in which there had been some unreasonable hardness used, made a greater noise, and spread farther than their examples of charity and moderation.
Page 139 - Prayer; and that he would take it well from those who used it in their churches, that the common people might be again acquainted with the piety, gravity, and devotion of it; and which he thought...
Page 116 - Ireland was the great capital, out of which all debts were paid, all services rewarded, and all acts of bounty performed.
Page 415 - I will not dehy to you that I have always expected that you would, and even wondered that you have not considered the wonderful clauses in that Bill, which passed in a time very uncareful for the dignity of the Crown, or the security of the people.
Page 114 - ... such a numerous people, that they knew not how to dispose of: and though they were declared to be all forfeited, and so to have no title to any thing, yet they must remain somewhere.
Page 135 - Order," which his Majefty confented to. And this was the true Ground and Occafion of the continuing and increafing the Guard for his Majefty's Perfon, which no Man at that Time thought to be more than was neceffary.
Page 217 - Both eminently againft the King, but upon this Turn, when all other Powers were down, eminently for him ; the one, very able and generous ; the other, proud, dull and very avaricious. But the King had not then Power to...

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