The History of Spain: From the Establishment of the Colony of Gades by the Phœnicians, to the Death of Ferdinand, Surnamed the Sage, Volume 2

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C. and G. Kearsley, 1793 - Spain
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Page 349 - ... and to redrefs grievances which originated in the corruption of a court. Such qualities were not the growth of the reign of Philip the Fifth. The death of the Marquis of Bedmar, who had filled with ability the important...
Page 35 - Thefe aflbciations foon became fo. numerous, that (hey injured each other : as the rage of purchafing raifed the value of commodities to an exorbitant degree in India, and the neceflity of felling them made them bear a low pr,ice in Europe, They were on the point of being ruined by their own efforts, and by the want of power in each of them to. refift a formidable enemy, fully bent upon their deftruction : when the government, which is fometimes wifer than individuals, opportunely ftepped in to their...
Page 257 - ... revenue for doing his duty, and while he was doing it ; I defire you would give me your opinion, how he ought to be punifhed for this offence ?" The duke, after a little confideration, made anfwer, that the offence was of a very high nature ; that the young man, let...
Page 354 - Justus he buried every ambitious thought, and he even restrained his curiosity from enquiring respecting the politicals!-. tuation of Europe. But the age of Philip was that when the mind and body...
Page 411 - Here they roved among the plantations, till they were quite in exftacy with the fweets. Philip V. fpent many of the laft years of his life at this place, filling up his time in drawing with the fmoke of a candle on deal boards, or angling for tench, in a little refervoir, by tou-h light.
Page 269 - Six ships of war were taken, seven sunk, and nine burnt. Of thirteen galleons, nine fell into the hands of the conquerors, and four were destroyed ; and although the greater part of the treasure had been landed, and carried to Lagos, the booty was...
Page 352 - Confeflbr : the latter had cherifhed, from the different conduct of the Duke of Orleans, an idea that he would ftrongly difapprove the abdication of the King of Spain. He had, therefore, laboured to inftil into the mind of his royal penitent, that a defertion of his regal duty was a facred offence.
Page 430 - States-General to the troops of the Queen of Hungary and the King of England...
Page 256 - There is a young man," said he, " the son of a person of quality, who has killed an officer of the revenue for doing his duty, and while he was doing it : I desire you will give me your opinion how he ought to be punished for this offence.
Page 352 - ... offence. In a letter to the Duke of Orleans, he explained the motive of his counfels.

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