The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. 3 vols. [each in 2 pt.].

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Page 117 - They said if the King suspected their loyalty he might proceed against them as he thought fit, but that it was against the law to impose any oaths or protestations upon them which were not enjoined by the law ; and in that respect, that they might not betray the common liberty, they would not submit to it.
Page 188 - England, than he seemed to be much reformed from his extravagancies, and with his father's approbation and direction, married a lady of a good family, and by his father's credit with the earl of Northumberland, who was high admiral of England, was joined...
Page 185 - ... how the House was like to be inclined, took up the argument, and shortly, and clearly, and craftily so stated it, that he commonly conducted it to the conclusion he desired ; and if he found he could not do that, he was never without the dexterity to divert the debate to another time, and to prevent the determining any thing in the negative, which might prove inconvenient in the future.
Page 94 - ... and as the shame (which they called an insolent triumph upon their degree and quality and levelling them with the common people) was never forgotten, but watched for revenge...
Page 110 - And the truth is, there was so little curiosity either in the court, or the country, to know any thing of Scotland, or what was done there, that when the whole nation was solicitous to know what passed weekly in Germany and Poland, and all other parts of Europe, no man ever inquired what was doing in Scotland, nor had that kingdom a place or mention in one page of any gazette...
Page 259 - Thus fell the greatest subject in power, and little inferior to any in fortune, that was at that time in any of the three kingdoms; who could well remember the time, when he led those people, who then pursued him to his grave. He was a man of great parts, and extraordinary endowments of nature ; not unadorned with some addition of art and learning, though that again was more improved and illustrated by the other...
Page 17 - Stenny," (an appellation he always used of and towards the duke,) " who have a great mind to go by post into Spain, to fetch home the infanta, and will have but two more in their company, and have chosen you for one. What think you of the journey...
Page 90 - ... suppressed him, that though he was the king's chaplain, and taken notice of for an excellent preacher and a scholar of the most sublime parts, he had not any preferment to invite him to leave his poor college, which only gave him bread, till the vigour of his age was...
Page 23 - And when he found the duke unmoved by all the considerations and arguments, and commands he had offered, he said, in great choler, "By God, Steeny, you are a fool, and will shortly repent this folly, and will find that, in this fit of popularity, you are making a rod, with which you will be scourged yourself.
Page 232 - It was true, we give law to hares and deer, " because they be beasts of chase; but it was never " accounted either cruelty, or foul play, to knock " foxes and wolves on the head as they can be found, " because they be beasts of prey.

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