A Complete History of England: From the Descent of Julius Caesar, to the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, 1748. Containing the Transactions of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three Years, Volum 5

J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, at the Oxford-Theatre, 1758

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Pàgina 473 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, "I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Pàgina 408 - I nothing malign for that you have done to me, but the eternal God forgive you my death, as I do; I shall never sue to the king for life, howbeit he is a gracious prince, and more grace may come from him than I desire. I desire you, my lords, and all my fellows to pray for me.
Pàgina 116 - Lancafter remained alive: andlaftly, the fufpicion is confirmed by the characters of the reigning king and his brother Richard, who were bloody, barbarous, and unrelenting. Very different was the difpofition of the ill-fated Henry, who, without any princely virtue or qualification, was totally free from cruelty or revenge : on the contrary, he could not, without reluctance...
Pàgina 335 - ... for perfidy and oppreffion. His foul was continually actuated by two ruling paffions, equally bafe and unkingly, namely, the fear of lofing his crown, and the defire of amaffing riches: and thefe motives influenced his whole conduct. Neverthelefs, his apprehenfion and avarice redounded on the...
Pàgina 150 - April, in thefortyfecond year of his age, and in the twenty-third of his reign *. He was a prince of the moft elegant perfon, and infinuating addrefs ; endowed with the utmoft fortitude and...
Pàgina 116 - Windfor, and King's college in Cambridge, for the reception of thofe fcholars who had begun their ftudies at Eaton. On the morning that fucceeded his death,, his body was expofed in St.
Pàgina 323 - Green, were at the same time apprehended; but -as upon less suspicion, so in a freer restraint, and were soon after delivered. The earl of Devonshire...
Pàgina 14 - Cade endeavouring to force his way, an engagement ensued between him and the citizens, which was not discontinued until night put an end to the engagement. The archbishop of Canterbury, and the chancellor, who had taken refuge in the Tower, being informed of the situation of affairs, found means to draw up the same night an act of amnesty, which was privately, dispersed among the rebels. This had the desired effect.
Pàgina 334 - He poflefled in a peculiar manner the art of turning all his domeftic troubles, and all his foreign difputes, to his own advantage : hence he acquired the appellation of the Englifh Solomon ; and all the powers of the continent courted his alliance on account of his wealth, wifdom, and uninterrupted profperity.
Pàgina 70 - ... probability, have deprived them of their lives as well as of their apparel and effects, had not the thieves quarrelled about the booty, and attacking one another, afforded an opportunity for the royal prifoners to make their efcape. They had not proceeded far when they were met by another ruffian...

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