The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times, Volume 3

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Page 93 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 93 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid 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...
Page 262 - His designs were always great and good; but it was thought he trusted too much to that, and that he did not descend enough to the humours of his people to make himself and his notions more acceptable to them. This, in a government that has so much of freedom in it as ours, was more necessary than he was inclined to believe.
Page 262 - His genius lay chiefly to war, in which his courage was more admired than his conduct : great errors were often committed by him, but his heroical courage set things right, as it inflamed those who were about him...
Page 219 - In a word, if it had not been for his popery he would have been, if not a great, yet a good prince.
Page 93 - Commissions be made Quamdiu se bene gesserint, and their salaries ascertained and established ; but upon the Address of both Houses of Parliament it may be lawful to remove them. That no pardon under the Great Seal of England be pleadable to an impeachment by the Commons in Parliament.
Page 92 - That, in case the Crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England, this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defense of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the Crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 301 - That no preacher whatsoever, in his sermon or lecture, do presume to deliver any other doctrine concerning the Blessed Trinity, than what is contained in the Holy Scriptures, and is agreeable to the three creeds, and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.
Page 380 - An aft for the further limitation of the crown, and better fecuring the rights and liberties of the fubjeft...
Page 262 - He gave too much way to his own humour almost in everything, not excepting that which related to his own health. He knew all foreign affairs well, and understood the state of every court in Europe very particularly. He instructed his own ministers himself, but he did not apply enough to affairs at home. He tried how he could govern us by balancing the two parties one...

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