The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales, from the Earliesr Times to the Present Day, 1541-1895: Comprising Lists of the Representatives, Chronologically Arranged Under Counties, with Biographical and Genealogical Notices of the Members, Together with Particulars of the Various Contested Elections, Double Returns and Petitions

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Priv. print. for the author by E. Davis and Bell, 1895 - Elections - 209 pages

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Page 149 - William, who ventured their lives to purchase honour in the wars of the Low Countries, and died officers in that employment. Charles was the fourth, and died Fellow of New College in Oxford. Henry was the sixth, who became a menial servant to the Crown, in the days of King James, and hath continued to be so for fifty years ; during all which time he hath been Master of the Revels ; a place that requires a diligent wisdom, with which God hath blessed him.
Page 181 - ... tis a soul like thine, a soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, above all pain, all passion and all pride, the rage of power, the blast of public breath, the lust of lucre and the dread of death.
Page 31 - Pryse, a young gentleman not of full age, in the tyme that the discovery of principles was most dangerous, and it is conceived he hath not as yet any that he is too much obliged unto. He rannc through several!
Page 164 - Picton, his Majesty has sustained the loss of an officer who has frequently distinguished himself in his service, and he fell gloriously leading his division to a charge with bayonets, by which one of the most serious attacks made by the enemy on our position was defeated.
Page 107 - He was stiff to all republican principles; and such an enemy to everything that looked like monarchy, that he set himself in high opposition against Cromwell when he was made Protector. He had studied the history of government in all its branches, beyond any man I ever knew.
Page 142 - Knight, who was a younger son of Sir Richard Herbert of Colebrook, in Monmouthshire, of all whom I shall say a little. And first of my father, whom I remember to have been black-haired and bearded, as all my ancestors of his side are said to have been...
Page 179 - London during his life, with a salary of 4000 a year; but after the murder of the King, refusing to coin with any other than the die of the deceased monarch, he was removed by parliament.
Page 124 - Mon., where he was Cromwell's tenant of part of the Marquis of Worcester's estate, but since the Marquis had power to recover it, he retired to Bristol. He was Cromwell's right hand, was talked of for Knighthood, and is an Independent. Suspects him now as an instrument of new mischief, for he corresponds with malcontents and nonconformists in Wales, Bistol, and other places. Has sent the papers about these matters to the Lord Treasurer as Lord Lieutenant of co. Gloucester.
Page 126 - I think fit to give you some characters of the man, and some intimations how things stand. He is a man, as I am informed, full of craft and subtlety ; very bold and resolute ; hath a House at Llangibby well stored with arms, and very strong...
Page 55 - Portsmouth, was found dead in his dressing-room by his valet, who had left him only a few minutes previous. He was lying on the floor, with a pistol by his side. This melancholy event has astonished the whole town, and caused the deepest concern, Sir George being of a humane and charitable disposition, and of exemplary domestic habits.

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