Memoirs British and Foreign, of the Lives and Families of the Most Illustrious Persons who Dy'd in the Year 1711: More Particularly of the Emperor Joseph, the Dauphin [et Al.]

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S. Holt, 1712 - Biography - 557 pages

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Page 10 - He was superior to all those passions and affections which attend vulgar minds, and was guilty of no other ambition than of knowledge, and to be reputed a lover of all good men, and that made him too much a contemner of those arts which must be indulged in the transactions of human affairs.
Page 392 - Music ravishes ; and as you help to refine our taste, you distinguish your own. Your approbation of this poem is the only exception to the opinion the world has of your judgment, that ought to relish nothing so much as what you write yourself.
Page 74 - King ; for tho' some were for bringing him back upon Terms, yet after he was once come, he possessed so entirely the Hearts of his People, that they thought nothing was too much for them to grant, or for him to receive
Page 94 - Bill ; yet, Sir, I cannot forbear to offer fome objections againft it. I do not know that any of the King's murderers were condemned without being heard •, and muft we deal thus with the brother of our King ? It is fuch a fevere way of proceeding, that I think we cannot anfwer it to the world -, and therefore it would confift much better with the juftice of the Houfe to impeach him, and try him, in a formal way, and then cut off his head, if he deferveit. But if the Bill muft go on, you ought to...
Page 73 - that his majesty found some ease in being without such an officer, that he was not troubled with those suits, which he would be, if the seal were in the hands of a proper officer to be used, since every body would be then importuning the king for the grant of offices, honours, and lands, which would give him great vexation to refuse, and he would undergo great mischief by granting.
Page 107 - Queition was ; but that after it was known, it might then be proper for them to put in their Petitions ; concluding, they ought not now to be received.
Page 73 - Keeper faid, 4 he faw not Ground enough to condemn the Chancellor ; but he faw no Caufe neither to declare him Innocent : That there was one Witnefs which declared only what he had heard ; but that he undertook alfo to produce the Witnefs herfelf if he aiight have time, which in Juftice could not be denied > and therefore he propofed that a competent Time might be given to Mr.
Page 223 - ... of as their enemies had thought fit. Then, the complying with all humours in religion, and the granting a general liberty of...
Page 73 - Succefs have made it famous and terrible over the World ; ,an Army of which the King and his two Royal Brothers may fay, as the noble Grecian faid pf . Stetimus tela off era contra, ContuliitiuJ-ijue manus, experto credite, quant us In cltpcum ajfurgat, quo turbine torqueat bafiam.
Page 282 - ... 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.

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