The history of the revolutions of Poland: from the foundation of that monarchy to the death of Augustus II

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Printed for T. Woodward ... and C. Davis, 1736 - History - 420 pages
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Page 15 - ... of his own brother to fit upon the throne he had ufurped, and to grafp the reins of government with thofe hands that were polluted with the blood of their lawful prince. He was chafed from the kingdom in a degrading manner, and, according to fome authors, died without leaving any children. After the death of the two fons of Grack, the Poles were defirous of fubmitting to the...
Page 14 - CRACUS,) was the name of this virtuous perfon, who brought the calamities of Poland to a happy period. As he was always victorious in the wars he undertook, and as he...
Page 15 - Grack, his elder brother, and afcended his father's throne, as well by the choice of the nobility, as by virtue of the right he claimed to the fucceffion.
Page 394 - Stanif" laus as lawful king, and that he promife ne" ver to remount the throne, even after the death " of Staniflaus. " II. That he renounce all other treaties, and " particularly thofe he has made with Mufcovy. " III. That he fend back with honour the " princes Sobiefki into my camp, and all the pri
Page 13 - ... fiction itself has never attempted to fill up. It only supposes that the nation, after the extinction of the royal family, assembled for the election of new masters. The nobility were on the point of proceeding to this choice, when the people, who had long been harassed with the tyranny of their last kings, demanded an abolition of the regal government, that they might no longer depend on the caprice of one man. ' The great lords, who were allured with the hopes of sharing all the honours of...
Page 378 - Saxons, and to put himfelf at the head of the army of the republic, upon the conditions of paying two quarters beforehand out of his own private purfe, all the anfwer he received was, that the republic would fend an embafty to the king of Sweden to procure peace ; and as for the Saxons, his majefty could not introduce them into Poland without entirely difo~ bliging the whole nation.
Page 327 - ifurkiftv foldier attempted to cut off his head ; and if a gentleman, and the mafter of his horfe, who never left him, had not diverted thofe fatal blows, the great Sobiefki, who had efcaped the dangers of to many battles, mufl have loft his life in that fkirmifh.
Page 402 - The foot were pofted in the center, and fupported on each fide by the horfe, which made up the two wings. The czar difpofed his army in the fame order, and .advanced his foot againft the foot of the enemy. In the mean...
Page 320 - July came within fight of the capital of Auftria. The news of the Infidels approach, and the view of the fires the Tartars had kindled on both fides the river, threw the emperor into the greateft confternation. He quitted his palace with precipitation, without carrying off with him either furniture, money, or jewels. Moft of the lords followed him without equipages ; and they narrowly efcaped being feized by the...
Page 196 - ... health both of prince Edward and his father, listened to the complaints of the barons of Aquitaine. He summoned the Black Prince to Paris to answer them. The reply was, a resolve to obey the summons at " the head of sixty thousand men." The threat was vain. War was declared. The prince caused himself to be carried in a litter at the head of his army, and in this state took Limoges. But his malady gained upon him, and he was obliged to return and embark for England, where he soon after expired.

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