The history of England, by D. Hume, continued by T. Smollett, and to the 23rd year of the reign of queen Victoria by E. Farr and E.H. Nolan. 3 vols. [in 12 pt.].

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Página 563 - My Lord, Out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation. Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Página 545 - There are few great personages in history, who have been more exposed to the calumny of enemies, and the adulation of friends, than Queen Elizabeth ; and yet there is scarcely any whose reputation has been more certainly determined by the unanimous consent of posterity. The unusual length of her administration, and the strong features of her character, were able to overcome all prejudices; and obliging her detractors...
Página 581 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Página 547 - I found none; but for felony, very many: and when her majesty hastily asked me, Wherein? I told her, the author had committed very apparent theft; for he had taken most of the sentences of Cornelius Tacitus, and translated them into English, and put them into his text.
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Página 449 - The which our duty being well considered, we do promise, before the majesty of God and His Congregation, that we (by His grace) shall with all diligence continually apply our whole power, substance, and our very lives, to maintain, set forward, and establish the most blessed Word of God and His Congregation...
Página 485 - So absolute (says he) was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved, by the Puritans alone ; and it was to this sect that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Página 562 - Piercy was charmed with this project of Catesby; and they agreed to communicate the matter to a few more, and among the rest to Thomas Winter, whom they sent over to Flanders in quest of Fawkes, an officer in the Spanish service, with whose zeal and courage they were all thoroughly acquainted. "When they enlisted any new...
Página 546 - ... we are also apt to require some more softness of disposition, some greater lenity of temper, some of these amiable weaknesses by which her sex is distinguished.
Página 568 - That as to dispute what God may do is blasphemy, ... so is it sedition in subjects to dispute what a King may do in the height of his power...

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