An abridgement of the history of England: from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the death of George the Second

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Andrew Wilson, 1808 - Всего страниц: 325
 

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Стр. 112 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Стр. 146 - I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift off your attendance at this parliament. For God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Стр. 177 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Стр. 49 - I John, by the grace of God, king of England, and lord of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free will, and the advice of my barons, give to the church of Rome, to Pope Innocent, and his successors, the kingdom of England, and all other prerogatives of my crown. I will hereafter hold them as the pope's vassal. I will be faithful to God, to the church of Rome, to the pope my master, and his successors legitimately elected.
Стр. 2 - Druids *, who were the guardians of it, possessed great authority among them. No species of superstition was ever more terrible than theirs : besides the severe penalties which they were permitted to inflict in this world, they inculcated the eternal transmigration of souls, and thus extended their authority as far as the fears of their votaries 9.
Стр. 86 - ... of Joan,- and he gave her some attendants who conducted her to the French court, which at that time resided at Chinon. It is...
Стр. 172 - There is, sir, but one stage more, which, though turbulent and troublesome, is yet a very short one. Consider, it will soon carry you a great way ; it will carry you from earth to heaven ; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory." " I go," replied the king, " from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown ; where no disturbance can have place.
Стр. 90 - Edward entered the capital amidst the acclamations of the citizens, and immediately opened a new scene to his party. This prince, in the bloom of youth, remarkable for the beauty of his person, for his bravery, his activity, his affability, and every popular quality, found himself so much possessed of public...
Стр. 218 - God bless your majesty and the church ! We hope your majesty is for doctor Sacheverel.
Стр. 168 - Commons, therefore, a committee was appointed to bring in a charge against the king. On their report a vote passed, declaring it treason in a king to levy war against his Parliament, and appointing a HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, to try Charles for this new invented treason.

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