History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle (to the Peace of Versailles

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Page 65 - Crisis," written by Richard Steele, Esq., a member of this House, are scandalous and seditious libels, containing many expressions highly reflecting upon her Majesty, and upon the nobility, gentry, clergy, and universities of this kingdom, maliciously insinuating that the Protestant succession in the house of Hanover is in danger under her Majesty's administration...
Page 50 - Among the matters of importance during this session, we may justly number the proceedings of the house of commons with relation to the press ; since her majesty's message to the house, of January the seventeenth, concludes with a paragraph, representing the great licenses taken in publishing false and scandalous libels, such as are a reproach to any government ; and recommending to them to find a remedy equal to the mischief.
Page 11 - 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 177 - And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Page 185 - He cared not to come abroad amongst us soldiers, or to see us handle our arms or do our exercise. Some said the circumstances he found us in dejected him ; I am sure the figure he made dejected us ; and, had he sent us but five thousand men of good troops, and never himself come among us, we had done other things than we have now done.
Page 82 - My Lords, I have many children, and I know not whether God Almighty will vouchsafe to let me live to give them the education I could wish they had ; therefore, my Lords, I own I tremble when I think that a certain divine, who is hardly suspected of being a Christian (meaning, as we read in the annals, Dr. Swift,) is in a fair way of being a bishop, and may one day give licence to those who shall be intrusted with the instruction of youth.
Page 87 - The queen has told all the lords the reasons of her parting with him, viz. " that he neglected all business ; that he was seldom to be understood ; that when he did explain himself, she could not depend upon the truth of what he said ; that he never came to her at the time she appointed; that he often came drunk; lastly, to crown all, he...
Page 271 - Walpole was, however, fond of perusing and quoting Horace, to whom, in his private character, he might, perhaps, not unaptly be compared. He was good-tempered, joyous, and sensual, with an elegant taste for the arts ; a warm friend, an indulgent master, and a boon companion. We are told of him, that whenever he received a packet of letters, the one from his gamekeeper was usually the first which he opened. To women he was greatly addicted, and his daughter by his second wife was born before their...
Page 275 - The political state is under great divisions, the parties of Walpole and Stanhope as violent as Whig and Tory. The K. and P. continue two names, there is nothing like a coalition, but at the Masquerade; however the Princess is a dissenter from it, and has a very small party in so unmodish a separation.

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