History of England: With Separate Historical Sketches of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; from the Invasion of Julius Csar Until the Accession of Queen Victoria to the British Throne

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Hogan & Thompson, 1844 - Great Britain - 244 pages
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Page 126 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 115 - For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.
Page 45 - What have you done to me?" replied coolly the prisoner: "you killed with your own hands my father, and my two brothers; and you intended to have hanged myself...
Page 102 - Instead of recollecting himself, and making the submission due to her sex and station, he clapped his hand to his sword, and swore he would not bear such usage even from her father.
Page 144 - Second, having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between the king and people, and having, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated the fundamental law, and withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, hath abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby become vacant.
Page 35 - The king, on his return, set sail from Barfleur, and was soon carried by a fair wind out of sight of land. The prince was detained by some accident ; and his sailors, as well as their captain, Thomas...
Page 199 - The king gave his orders to that end, but his barons obstinately refused to advance beyond the frontier. One measure more was wanting to drive their sovereign to despair. In a subsequent engagement with the English, 10,000 of the Scots deliberately surrendered themselves prisoners to 500 of the enemy. The high spirit of James sunk under his contending passions ; and he died of a broken heart in the thirty-third year of his age, a few days after the birth of a daughter, yet more unfortunate than her...
Page 201 - Castle, 1587, in the forty-fifth year of her age, and nineteenth of her captivity in England. Previously to this event, Murray had fallen the victim of the private revenge of...
Page 168 - October, 1760, the king died suddenly, full of years and glory, in the seventy-seventh year of his age, and the thirty-third of his reign.
Page 85 - Henry was exerting this violence against the Protestants, he spared not the Catholics who denied his supremacy; and a foreigner, at that time in England, had reason to say, that those who were against the pope were burned, and those who were for him were hanged.

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