The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the Revolution in 1688, Volume 12

Copertina anteriore
Christie & Son; Baldwin & Company; Sharpe & Son; Akerman; Smith & Company ... [and 40 others], 1819
 

Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione

Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti.

Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto

Parole e frasi comuni

Brani popolari

Pagina 128 - An Act for the security of Her " Majesty's Person and Government, and of the " succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the
Pagina 137 - Britain may hereafter enjoy the same, except the right and privilege of sitting in the House of Lords and the privileges depending thereon, and particularly the right of sitting upon the trials of peers.
Pagina 310 - They desired she would press the duke of that name, and all the princes and states in amity with her, to exclude from their dominions the pretender to the imperial crown of Great Britain. A public thanksgiving for the peace was appointed and celebrated with great solemnity; and on the sixteenth...
Pagina 320 - The earl pretended to be convinced and converted by the arguments used in the course of the debate. He owned he had given his assent to the cessation of arms, for which he took shame to himself, asking pardon of God, his country, and his conscience. He affirmed, that the honour of his sovereign, and the good of his country, were the rules of his actions ; but that, without respect of persons, should he find himself imposed upon, he durst pursue an evil minister from the queen's closet to the Tower,...
Pagina 341 - ... complained of the evil designs of men disaffected to his succession ; and of their having misrepresented his conduct and principles. He mentioned' the perplexity of public affairs, the interruption of commerce, and the heavy debts of the nation.
Pagina 98 - English fleet consisted of three-and-fifty ships of the line, exclusive of frigates, but they were inferior to the French in number of guns and men, as well as in weight of metal, and altogether unprovided of galleys, from which the enemy reaped great advantage during the engagement. A little after ten in...
Pagina 202 - Fornelles having surrendered themselves prisoners to the admirals Leake and Whitaker, the inhabitants gladly submitted to the English government, for king Philip had oppressed and deprived them of their privileges: general Stanhope appointed colonel Petit governor of Fort St. 'Philip, and deputygovernor of the whole island. After this important conquest he returned to the army in Spain, where an unsuccessful attempt to surprise Tortosa, finished the operations of the campaign.
Pagina 362 - Oxford felt the rod of power on that occasion. Majorgeneral Pepper, with a strong detachment of dragoons, took possession of the city at day-break, declaring he would use military execution on all students who should presume to appear without the limits of their respective colleges. He seized ten or eleven...
Pagina 230 - Sacheverel was found guilty by a majority of seventeen voices ; and four-and-thirty peers entered a protest against this decision. He was prohibited from preaching for the term of three years ; his two sermons were ordered to be burnt by the hands of the common hangman, in presence of the lord mayor and the two sheriffs of London and Middlesex. The Lords likewise voted, that the executioner should commit to the same fire the famous decree passed in the Convocation of the University of Oxford, asserting...
Pagina 345 - It is a comfort that will remain with me in all my misfortunes, that I served her Majesty faithfully and dutifully, in that especially which she had most at heart, relieving her people from a bloody and expensive war, and that I...

Informazioni bibliografiche