The modern part of An universal history, from the earliest accounts to the present time, Volume 27

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C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne, T. Longman, S. Crowder, B. Law, T. Becket, J. Robson, F. Newbery, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, J. and T. Bowles, S. Bladon, J. Murray, and W. Fox., 1782 - World history
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Page 345 - William I. prince of Orange, appeared of all men the beft calculated to anfwer the purpofes of the republic. He was then governor of three provinces, Holland, Zealand, and Utrecht, his ability confefled ; his deteftation of tyranny, and ardent love of freedom, had rendered him the darling of the people. He had expofed himfelf to the greateft dangers in the public fervice ; he had formed the nobleft defigns, and executed them with a vigour and intrepidity, that juftly entitled him to the character...
Page 342 - ... but it muft be confidered, that the office of deputy continues but for a limited time, that the periods of their...
Page 342 - Should a province fend twenty deputies, ftill it poflefles but one voice. Almoft all the provinces differ in the time limited to their deputies ; one fends for a year, another for more, and fome for life. Holland fends to the...
Page 345 - William to the dignity of a ftadtholder, with the following rights and privileges annexed. He was captain-general of the forces of the republic, by fea and land ; he difpofed of all commiffions in the army and navy ; he directed the operations of war, and led the troops in battle ; he had a feat, but not a voice, in the ftates general; he was prefident of the council of ftate; but to retrench S Bafnage, cap.
Page 391 - ... in the great church, to take the oaths of fidelity to the king, were wantonly butchered. Infants, old men, women, and the fick, were all put to the fword without pity or remorfe; and of all the barbarities hitherto committed, this was the moft terrible. It was imagined that the terror...
Page 345 - Rome, to anfwer prefent exigencies, and expedite meafures. In the long war with Philip II. the infant republic flood in want of a head to fupport tottering liberty, and oppofe the powerful efforts of the 'houfe of Auftria. William I. prince of Orange, appeared of all men the bed calculated to anfwer the purpofes of the republic.
Page 392 - Four companies of Germans were detached to reinforce the garrifon of Haarlem ; and the deputies, on their return, were feized as traitors to their country, fent to the prince of Orange, and by his order beheaded. Frederic was prepared to compel the burghers to fubfrtifllon.
Page 342 - We come now to the union of the feven fovereign provinces, which may aptly be compared to the league of feveral princes, formed for their mutual fecurity, repofe, and defence : each preferves his own fovereignty, while he enters upon certain engagements peculiar to the confederacy; they are united into one body by treaty, but they are feparated by their particular privileges : no one has the right of impofing laws, or interfering in the government of another; but he is abfolute in what does not refpeft...
Page 391 - As to the prince, he had now removed the feat of war into the province of Holland; only this province and Zealand remained firm to their engagements; the reft, overwhelmed with confternation, capitulated on the beft terms they could procure from the government.
Page 260 - Marlborough went on, taking feveral places, which made little or no refinance ; and finding at length, that the French were not to be brought to an engagement on equal terms, and the Deputies of the States general, who followed the army, having reprefented to him, that it was much...

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