"Quadriennium Annae Postremum, Or, The Political State of Great Britain", Volumes 1-2

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Page 286 - Britain; and that the King's majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled, had, hath, and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the crown of Great Britain, in all cases whatsoever.
Page 683 - ... no peace could be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe, if Spain and the West Indies should be allotted to any branch of the house of Bourbon.
Page 681 - I am glad that I can now tell you, that, notwithstanding the arts of those who delight in war, both place and time are appointed for opening the treaty of a general peace.
Page 115 - Peterborough, during the time he had the honour of commanding the army in Spain, did perform many great and eminent services ; and if the opinion he gave in the council of war at Valencia had been followed, it might very probably have prevented the misfortunes that have happened since in Spain.
Page 698 - God on the bravery of out troops, we may, in a great measure, attribute most of the advantages of the war in this country to the timely and good advices procured with the help of this money. And now, gentlemen...
Page 691 - Petitiorfre brough; up. it pafled in the Negative: After which the Commons, in a Committee of the whole Houfe, (which that Morning was very thin) made feveral Amendments to the Bill. Thefe Amendments being immediately reported .Anno 10Ann*, and agreed to, the Bill was thereupon fent back to the Houfe 1711.
Page 349 - ... appearance, one great occasion of the irreligion of many. For, by this means, vast numbers of souls have, in and about these two populous cities, been excluded from a possibility of attending the publick worship of God, and from all the benefits of christian instruction. And the natural consequence of this hath been a gradual defection from piety and virtue to irreligious ignorance, and all manner of loose and licentious living. And as the want of churches here, so the want of competent maintenance...
Page 239 - Infix'd, our dauntless Briton scarce perceives ; The wounds his country from his death must feel The patriot views ; for those alone he grieves. The barbarous rage that durst attempt thy life, Harley ! great counsellor, extends thy fame ; And the sharp point of cruel Guiscard's
Page 330 - We cannot, without unspeakable grief, reflect on that deluge of impiety and licentiousness which hath broke in upon us, and overspread the face of this church and kingdom, eminent in former times for purity of faith and sobriety of manners. The source of these great evils, as far back as we have traced it, seems to have been that long unnatural rebellion which loosened all the bands of discipline and order, and overturned the goodly frame of our ecclesiastical and civil constitution. The...
Page 136 - ... think necessary, fit, and convenient, for the honour and service of Almighty God, the good and quiet of the church, and the better government thereof...

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