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Page 222 - ... free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved ; and that, as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do.
Page 17 - The university of Oxford was treated with great severity on this occasion. Major-general Pepper, with a strong detachment of dragoons, took possession of the city at day-break, declaring...
Page 132 - In this situation, there is such a choice of difficulties that I own myself at a loss how to determine. The affairs of Great Britain, I know, require the most vigorous measures ; but then the courage of a handful of brave men should be exerted only where there is some hope of a favourable event.
Page 11 - ... make good the two articles for high treason, the earl of Oxford would forfeit both life and estate, and there would be an end of the matter ; whereas, to proceed on the method proposed by the commons would draw the trial on to a prodigious length.
Page 17 - Foster took the field with a body of horse, and being joined by some gentlemen from the borders of Scotland, proclaimed the Pretender.
Page 44 - A society of men, in this interested age of seeming benevolence, had united themselves into a company, by the name of the Charitable Corporation ; and their professed intention was to lend money at legal interest to the poor, upon small pledges, and to persons of higher rank upon proper security. Their capital was at first limited to thirty thousand pounds, but they afterwards increased it to six hundred thousand.
Page 117 - I expect you will not ingloriously leave me at the mercy of my enemies, after having brought upon me all the force of Europe.
Page 133 - Louisbourg grenadiers, where the attack was most warm. As he stood conspicuous in the front of the line, he had been aimed at by the enemy's marksmen, and received a shot in the wrist, which however did not oblige him to quit the field. Having wrapped a handkerchief round his hand, he continued giving orders without the least emotion ; and advanced at the head of the grenadiers with their bayonets fixed ; when another ball unfortunately pierced the breast of this young hero *, who fell in the arms...