History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles: 1713-1783, Volume 1

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Page 254 - And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Page 9 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 29 - I am this morning in the humour of scribbling, to make my letter at least as long as one of your sermons ; and, if you do not mend, my next shall be as long as one of Dr. Manton's*, who taught my youth to yawn, and prepared me to be a high churchman, that I might never hear him read, nor read him more.
Page 9 - ... governing of this kingdom, which are properly cognizable in the privy council by the laws and customs of this realm, shall be transacted there, and all resolutions taken thereupon shall be signed by such of the privy council as shall advise and consent to the same.
Page 483 - Then he instructed a young nobleman, that the best poet in England was Mr. Pope (a Papist), who had begun a translation of Homer into English verse, for which he must have them all subscribe. 'For' says he, 'the author shall not begin to print till I have a thousand guineas for him'.
Page 8 - That, in case the Crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England, this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defense of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the Crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 266 - ... if he was disappointed in us, we were tenfold more so in him. We saw nothing in him that looked like spirit. He never appeared with cheerfulness and vigour to animate us. Our men began to despise him ; some asked if he could speak. His countenance looked extremely heavy. He cared not to come abroad amongst us soldiers, or to see us handle our arms or do our exercise. Some said the circumstances he found us in dejected him ; I am sure the figure he made dejected us ; and, had he sent us but five...
Page 114 - My Lords, I have many children, and I know not whether God Almighty will vouchsafe to let me live to give them the education I could wish they had ; therefore, my Lords, I own I tremble when I think that a certain divine, who is hardly suspected of being a Christian (meaning, as we read in the annals, Dr. Swift,) is in a fair way of being a bishop, and may one day give licence to those who shall be intrusted with the instruction of youth.
Page 397 - Of one particular person, who has been at one time so popular as to be generally esteemed, and at another so formidable as to be universally detested, he observed, that his acquisitions had been small, or that his capacity was narrow, and that the whole range of his mind was from obscenity to politics, and from politics to obscenity.
Page 390 - Prepar'd to leap o'er sticks, or bind them. To make the bundle strong and safe, Great Ormond, lend thy general's staff: And, if the crosier could be cramm'd in, A fig for Lechmere, King, and Hambden ! You'll then defy the strongest whig With both his hands to bend a twig; Though with united strength they all pull. From Somers, down to Craggs and Walpole.

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