The History of the Kings of Scotland: From Fergus I. to the End of Q. Ann's Reign. With an Appendix Containing the Lives of Several Famous Persons Concerned in the Government, Civil Or Military, to which is Prefix'd the General History & Geography of that Kingdom

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W. Duncan, 1722 - Scotland - 427 pages

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Page 362 - Dean of Faculty, whatever these gentlemen may say of their loyalty, I think they affront the Queen whom they pretend to honour, in disgracing her brother, who is not only a prince of the blood, but the first thereof; and if blood can give any right, he is our undoubted sovereign. I think, too, they call her Majesty's title in question, which is not our business to determine. Medals are the documents of history, to which all historians refer ; and therefore, though I...
Page 413 - HE was one of those men, quos vituperare ne inimiti quidem possunt, nisi ut simul laudent; (whom his very enemies could not condemn without commending him at the same time :) for he could never have done half that mischief without great parts of courage, industry, and judgment.
Page 362 - But what needs further speeches ! None oppose the receiving the medal and returning thanks to her Grace, but a few pitiful scoundrel vermin and mushrooms, not worthy our notice. Let us therefore proceed to name some of our number to return our hearty thanks to the Duchess of Gordon.
Page 367 - Delays ; and at laft infilled upon fuch a Method of anfwering thefe Demands, as they knew the Allies could not comply with. In the mean Time the...
Page 311 - Portland had not found the happy Expedient to prevent it, by perfuading his Majefty to give himfelf the Trouble of examining them feparately in hisClofet.
Page 248 - I do abhor that traitorous position, of taking arms by his authority, against his person ; or against those that are commissioned by him, in pursuance of such commission ; and I do swear, that I will not, at any time, endeavour the alteration of the government, either in church or state. So help me God.
Page 352 - Germans, who were remarkably expeditious on this occafion beyond' their ufual cuftom) under the command of the duke of Berwick, they might afterwards be a match for the confederates, or, at leaft, might preferve thtir late eafy conquefts.
Page 223 - ... and sets forth the intentions of the court to proceed against the prisoner, and withal offered that the king might speak, so it were not matter of debate. The king desired, that in regard he had something to say, for the peace of the kingdom and liberty of the subject, before sentence were given, he might be heard before the Lords and Commons in the Painted Chamber.
Page 395 - ... of the original. Envious death, who ruins all, Hath wrought the fad lamented fall Of Wallace, and no more remains Of him than what this urn contuiiis.
Page 312 - Succeffion of the Crown, according to an Aft made in the firft Year of King William and Queen Mary ; entituled, an Aft declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subjects, and felling the SucceJlion of the Crown.

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