A View of the Reign of James II. from His Accession, to the Enterprise of the Prince of Orange

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1835 - 731 pàgines

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Pàgina 150 - ... making no doubt of the concurrence of our two houses of Parliament, when we shall think it convenient for them to meet.
Pàgina 9 - Jotham, of piercing wit and pregnant thought,* Endued by nature, and by learning taught To move assemblies, who but only tried The worse awhile, then chose the better side; Nor chose alone, but turned the balance too— So much the weight of one brave man can do.
Pàgina 149 - to inform him that penal statutes in matters ecclesiastical cannot be suspended but by Act of Parliament;" to which the King returned an evasive answer.
Pàgina 298 - A state generally incurs no more than loss in war ; a body of insurgents is exposed to ruin. The probabilities of success are more difficult to calculate in cases of internal contest than in a war between states, where it is easy to compare those merely material means of attack and defence which may be measured or numbered. An unsuccessful revolt strengthens the power and sharpens the cruelty of the tyrannical ruler ; while an unfortunate war may produce little of the former evil and of the latter...
Pàgina 147 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Pàgina 39 - Let no man take exception that there are some officers in the army not qualified, according to the late tests, for their employments. The gentlemen, I must tell you, are most of them well known to me, and having formerly served with me on several occasions, and always approved the loyalty of their principles by their practice, I think them now fit to be employed under me.
Pàgina 275 - No sooner were these words uttered than a loud huzza arose from the audience in the court. It was instantly echoed from without by a shout of joy, which sounded like a crack of the ancient and massy roof of Westminster Hall.
Pàgina 249 - This is a great surprise to me: here are strange words. I did not expect this from you. This is a standard of rebellion.
Pàgina 253 - The whole Church," says the Nuncio, " espouses the cause of the Bishops. There is no reasonable expectation of a division among the Anglicans, and our hopes from the Nonconformists are vanished.
Pàgina 147 - On the faith of that promise, the English Nonconformists had concurred in the Restoration; yet the Convention Parliament itself, in which the Presbyterians were powerful, if not predominant, refused, though by a small majority, to pass a bill to render this tolerant Declaration...

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