An historical and critical account of the life and writings of James I. king of Great Britain

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Printed for w. Strahan, 1772 - 255 pages

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Page 39 - Witches ought to be put to death, according to the law of God, the civil and imperial law, and the municipal law of all Christian nations...
Page 190 - First, that you do not meddle with the main points of government; that is my craft ... to meddle with that were to lessen me.
Page 47 - Scotland; who being of a provident nature (contrary to his brother the Lord Viscount St. Alban's), and well knowing the advantage of a dangerous secret, would many times cunningly let fall some words, as if he could much amend his fortunes under the Cecilians (to whom he was near of alliance, and in blood also), and who had made (as he was not unwilling should be believed) some great proffers to win him away : which once or twice he pressed so far, and with such tokens and signs of apparent discontent,...
Page 129 - Articles of Religion agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops of both provinces, and the whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at London in the year of our Lord...
Page 40 - ... take up any dead man, woman, or child out of his, her, or their grave, or any other place where the dead body resteth, or the skin, bone, or any other part of any dead person...
Page 25 - God that he was born in the time of the light of the gospel, and in such a place, as to be king of such a church, the sincerest [purest] kirk in the world.
Page 244 - Solomon was a writer in prose and verse; so, in a very pure and exquisite manner, was our sweet Sovereign King James. Solomon was the greatest patron we ever read of to church and churchmen; and yet no greater (let the house of Aaron now confess) than King James.
Page 54 - Made him and half his nation Englishmen. Scots from the northern frozen banks of Tay, With packs and plods came Whigging all away, Thick as the locusts which in Egypt swarmed...
Page 69 - It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine ; nor for princes strong drink : 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Page 149 - Englishmen, tying them back to back, and then cutting their throats, when they had traded with them a whole month, and came to them on the land without so much as one sword ; and it may not be lawful for your majesty's subjects, being charged first by them, to repel force by force ; we may justly say, O miserable English...

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