Eminent British Statesmen: Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, by T.P. Courtenay. Thomas Osorne, Earl of Danby and Duke of Leeds, by T.P. Courtenay

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1838 - Statesmen

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Page 327 - And whereas it hath been found by experience, that it is inconsistent with the safety and welfare of this Protestant kingdom, to be governed by a Popish prince...
Page 327 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 231 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 217 - His Father's foes he doth reward Preserving those that cut off 's Head : Old Cavaliers the Crown's best Guard, He lets them starve for want of Bread. Never was any King endow'd With so much Grace and Gratitude.
Page 205 - Majesty that penal statutes, in matters ecclesiastical, cannot be suspended but by act of Parliament.
Page 321 - ... men together. And if such a strength could be landed as were able to defend itself and them till they could be got together into some order, we make no question but that strength would quickly be increased to a number double to the army here, although their army should all remain firm to them...
Page 327 - That king James the Second, having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the Kingdom, by breaking the original Contract between king and people, and, by the advice of Jesuits, and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental Laws, and having withdrawn himself out of the Kingdom, has abdicated the Government, and that the Throne is thereby become vacant.
Page 322 - Highness that your compliment upon the birth of the child (which not one in a thousand here believes to be the queen's) hath done you some injury, the false imposing of that upon the princess and the nation being not only an infinite exasperation of people's minds here, but being certainly one of the chief causes upon which the declaration of your entering the kingdom in a hostile manner must be founded on your part, although many other reasons are to be given on ours.
Page 358 - Ireland, and that neither the late King James, nor the pretended Prince of Wales, nor any other Person hath any Right whatsoever to the same...

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