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An Historical and Statistical Account of the Bermudas
William Frith Williams
No preview available - 2019
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Page 46 - Ambergris on shore. He cast (of which we rather boast) The Gospel's Pearl upon our Coast. And in these Rocks for us did frame A Temple, where to sound his Name. Oh let our Voice his Praise exalt, Till it arrive at Heaven's Vault : Which thence (perhaps) rebounding may Echo beyond the Mexique Bay.
Page 274 - ... the oaths appointed by an act of parliament made in the first year of the reign of our late royal father, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy...
Page 279 - Province and Plantations or any of them and if it shall so please God, them to vanquish, apprehend, and take, and being taken either according to Law to put to Death or keep and preserve alive at your Discretion and to execute martial Law in Time of Invasion...
Page 45 - What should we do but sing His praise That led us through the watery maze Unto an isle so long unknown, And yet far kinder than our own? Where He the huge sea-monsters wracks That lift the deep upon their backs, He lands us on a grassy stage, Safe from the storms' and prelates
Page 278 - Laws in execution, and to administer or cause to be administered unto them, such Oath or Oaths as are usually given for the due execution and performance of offices and places, and for the clearing of truth in judicial causes.
Page 274 - We do hereby appoint to be a Quorum; Our Will and Pleasure is, that you signify the same unto us by the first opportunity, that We may under Our Signet and Sign Manual constitute and appoint others in their Stead. But that Our Affairs may not suffer at that Distance, for Want of a due Number of Councillors...
Page 277 - ... you shall and may likewise from time to time as you shall judge it necessary adjourn prorogue and dissolve all general assemblies as aforesaid.
Page 98 - I cannot consent to defeat his Majesty's Intentions and disappoint his Expectations by abandoning a Post to which he has been graciously pleased to appoint me, — An appointment made without my Solicitation or Privity, and accepted by me from a Sense of Duty to the King and the Hopes of serving my Country. I wish therefore to give him no Cause to suspect my Fidelity, and I assure you I will do nothing without a due Regard to their true Interest. 'As a Judge and in every other Capacity...