An abridged history of England

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Page 349 - On the other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heaven; he seemed For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels...
Page 344 - Can the pope or cardinals, or any body of men, or any individual of the church of Rome, absolve or dispense with his majesty's subjects, from their oath of allegiance, upon any pretext whatsover ? 3.
Page 434 - Henry III, Ed-ward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Ed-ward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary...
Page 372 - The king thinks it necessary, in consequence of the arrival of the queen, to communicate to the House of Lords certain papers respecting the conduct of her majesty since her departure from this kingdom, which he recommends to the immediate and serious attention of this House.
Page 181 - Kingston, had I but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 356 - You will consider whether the removal of those disabilities can be effected consistently with the full and permanent security of our establishments in church and state, with the maintenance of the reformed religion established by law, and of the rights and privileges of the bishops and of the clergy of this realm, and of the churches committed to their charge.
Page 353 - Does not a tremendous organization extend over the whole island ? Have not all the natural bonds by which men are tied together been broken and burst asunder ? Are not all the relations of society, which exist elsewhere, gone ? Has not property lost its influence? has not rank been stripped of the respect which should belong to it ? and has not an internal government grown up, which, gradually superseding the legitimate authorities, has armed itself with a complete domination ? Is it nothing that...
Page 227 - Mark, child ! what I say : they will cut off my head ! and perhaps make thee a king ; but mark what I say, thou must not be a king as long as thy brothers Charles and James are alive. They will cut off thy brothers' heads, when they can catch them ! And thy head too they will cut off at last ! Therefore, I charge thee, do not be made a king by them...
Page 231 - For shame," said he to the parliament, "get you gone; give place to honester men; to those who will more faithfully discharge their trust. You are no longer a parliament : I tell you, you are no longer a parliament. The Lord has done with you : he has chosen other instruments for carrying on his work.
Page 77 - Lord's day; by which, in process of time, he had made so great an impression upon their minds, that they abandoned that wicked trade, and set an example to all the rest of England to do the same.

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