The history of England, Volume 8

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Talboys and Wheeler, 1826 - Great Britain

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Page 10 - 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 commis•sioned by him...
Page 64 - It is certain, that the restless and enterprising spirit of the catholic church, particularly of the Jesuits, merits attention, and is in some degree dangerous to every other communion : such zeal of proselytism actuates that sect, that its missionaries have penetrated into every nation of the globe ; and, in one sense, there is a popish plot perpetually carrying on against all states, protestant, pagan, and Mahometan...
Page 73 - Jesuits concerning the same, by (a person so and so named), lately engaged in that horrid design, and one of the Popish committee for carrying on such fires.
Page 7 - who is willing to be the man of his people, is the greatest king in the world, but if he wishes to be more, by heaven he is nothing at all!
Page 187 - Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.
Page 187 - ... to himself. Negligent of the interests of the nation, careless of its glory, averse to its religion, . jealous of its liberty, lavish of its treasure, sparing only of its blood ; he exposed it by his measures, though he ever appeared but in sport, to the danger of a furious civil war, and even to the ruin and ignominy of a foreign conquest.
Page 234 - This act of violence, of all those which were committed during the reign of James, is perhaps the most illegal and arbitrary. When the dispensing power was the most strenuously insisted on by court lawyers, it had still been allowed that the statutes which regard private property could not legally be infringed by that prerogative. Yet, in this instance, it appeared that even these were not now secure from invasion. The privileges of a college arc attacked ; men are illegally dispossessed of their...
Page 236 - Majesty; nor yet from any want of due tenderness to Dissenters, in relation to whom they are willing to come to such a temper as shall be thought fit, when that matter shall be considered, and settled in parliament and convocation...
Page 236 - That the great averseness they find in themselves to the distributing and publishing in all their churches your Majesty's late declaration for liberty of conscience...
Page 240 - Holloway, who had appeared to favour the bishops : he issued orders to prosecute all those clergymen who had not read his declaration ; that is, the whole church of England, two hundred excepted : he sent a mandate to the new fellows, whom he had obtruded on Magdalen college, to elect for president in the room of Parker, lately deceased, one Gifford, a doctor of the Sorbonne, and titular bishop of Madura: and he is even said to have nominated the same person to the see of Oxford.

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