The Life of William, Lord Russell: With Some Account of the Times in which He Lived, Volume 1

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Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820 - Great Britain - 557 pages

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Page 208 - And seemed as he were only born for love. Whate'er he did was done with so much ease, In him alone 'twas natural to please; His motions all accompanied with grace, And Paradise was opened in his face.
Page 62 - Majesty that penal statutes, in matters ecclesiastical, cannot be suspended but by act of Parliament.
Page 79 - 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 commissioned by him...
Page 111 - Lord Russel intriguing with the court of Versailles, and Algernon Sidney taking money from it, I felt very near the same shock as if I had seen a son turn his back in the day of battle.
Page 65 - He quickly got out of some of the disorders into which the Court had drawn him, and ever after that his life was unblemished in all respects. He had from his first education an inclination to favour the nonconformists, and wished the laws could have been made easier to them, or they more pliant to the law. He was a slow man, and of little discourse ; but he had a true judgment, when he considered things at his own leisure. His understanding was not defective; but his virtues were so eminent that...
Page 227 - Whigs, who consider them as a trust for the people, a doctrine which the Tories themselves, when pushed in argument, will sometimes admit, naturally think it their duty rather to change the manager of the trust, than to impair the subject of it; while others, who consider them as...
Page 213 - ... the Duke ascended the throne, " men must make up their minds either to become Papists, or to be burnt." Notwithstanding the pleas of Secretary Coventry and Lord Cavendish for leaving matters as they were, on May 7th the House of Commons resolved " That a bill be brought in to disable the Duke of York from inheriting the imperial crown of this realm.
Page 131 - We have here a mighty work upon our hands, no less than the conversion of three kingdoms, and by that perhaps the utter subduing of a pestilent heresy, which has a long time domineered over a great part 'of this northern world. There were never such hopes of success, since the days of queen Mary, as now in our days. God has given us a prince...
Page 10 - The Earl of Bedford secretly undertook to His Majesty, that the Earl of Strafford's life should be preserved ; and to procure his revenue to be settled, as amply as any of his progenitors ; the which he intended so really, that, to my knowledge, he had it in design to endeavour...
Page 129 - I take God to witness that I proceeded in it in the sincerity of my heart, being then really convinced, as I am still, that there was a conspiracy against the king, the nation, and the Protestant religion.

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