The Popular History of England, Volumes 5-6

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Contents

The War in Spain Expedition to Catalonia Gibraltar taken by Sir George Rooke
151
Marlboroughs Campaign of 1705 His disappointment and anxieties He forces
164
Scotland New Parliament assembled in 1703 Irritation against England Proposal
176
Warlike Addresses of Parliament Reverses Battle of Almanza Marlboroughs visit
196
Impeachment of Dr Sacheverel Proceedings in Westminster Hall Articles of
216
Conferences at Gertruydenberg Negotiations for peace broken off Despotism
233
Prince Eugene in London Opening of the Campaign under Ormond and Eugene Or
266
Literature and Manners of the earlier part of the eighteenth century The Tatler
279
Female Politicians Female Employments Dress The HoopPetticoat Literary
298
Intellectual activity in every department of knowledge A Reading Public Poetical
317
View of the State of the Arts from the Revolution of 1688 to the Accession of the House
331
Hogarth as the historian of manners in the transitiontime between Ann and George
351
Proceedings on the death of queen Anne George 1 proclaimed king His arrival
360
The Pretender in ParisHe discards Bolingbroke The Septennial Act The king
386
The South Sea scheme Public infatuation The bubble bursts Parliamentary meas
406
Accession of George 11 Walpole confirmed in power Frederick the heirapparent
429
New Parliament of 1735 Peace of Vienna The GinAct The Porteous Riots
452
Act for Licensing Plays Birth of a prince afterwards George III Commercial dise
466
Maria Theresa Her succession disputed Claim of Frederick II upon Silesia He
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Page 167 - Young man, there is America,— which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners ; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.
Page 92 - Americans have not acted in all things with prudence and temper; they have been wronged; they have been driven to madness, by injustice. Will you punish them for the madness you have occasioned ? Rather let prudence and temper come first from this side. I will undertake for America that she will follow the example. There are two lines in a ballad of...
Page 271 - Britain ; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament assembled, had, hath, and of right ought to have, full Power and Authority to make Laws and Statutes of sufficient Force and Validity to bind the Colonies and People of America, Subjects of the Crown of Great Britain, in all cases whatsoever.
Page 203 - I appeal to the wisdom and the law of this learned bench to defend and support the justice of their country. I call upon the bishops...
Page 241 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts : — but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten,...
Page 201 - I do; I know their virtues and their valor; I know they can achieve anything but impossibilities; and I know that the conquest of British America is an impossibility. You cannot, my Lords, you cannot conquer America. What is your present situation there ? We do not know the worst; but we know that in three campaigns we have done nothing, and suffered much.
Page 110 - ... no person born out of the kingdoms of England, Scotland, or Ireland, or the dominions thereunto belonging (although he be naturalized or made a denizen, except such as are born of English parents), shall be capable to be of the Privy Council, or a member of either house of Parliament ; or to enjoy any office or place of trust, either civil or military ; or to have any grant of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, from the Crown to himself, or to any other or others in trust for him.
Page 203 - I call upon the honor of your lordships, to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindicate the national character.
Page 294 - Filling a glass, he turned to them and said, "with a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 203 - Against your Protestant brethren ; to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, and extirpate their race and name, with these horrible hell-hounds of savage war ! — hell-hounds, I say, of savage war...

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