Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1847

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Page 903 - In publishing the following ballad, the copy principally resorted to is one, apparently of considerable antiquity, which was found among the papers...
Page 880 - Wolfe, his last moments were gilded by the prospect of success, and cheered by the acclamations of victory ; like Wolfe also, his memory will for ever remain sacred in that country which he sincerely loved, and which he had so faithfully served.
Page 1022 - had the success of a conqueror, in establishing and defending his colony among savage tribes, without ever drawing the sword ; the goodness of the most benevolent rulers, in treating his subjects as his own children ; and the tenderness of a universal father, who opened his arms to all mankind, without distinction of sect or party. In his republic, it was not the religious creed, but personal merit, that entitled every member of society to the protection and emoluments of the state.
Page 1022 - Primitive Christianity revived in the Faith and Practice of the People called Quakers...
Page 1022 - Pennsylvania; and that during this period the latter country exhibited (setting aside the early difficulties of a new Colony) a kind of little paradise upon earth. Hence the period from 1682 to 1754, with the same exception, has been denominated the Golden Age of Pennsylvania. Nor has this name been improperly bestowed upon it, if we examine into facts: for in a Constitution where Merit only was publicly rewarded, there must have been a constant growth of Virtue, and of course of Happiness with it.
Page 1010 - ... Northampton, and was with him a few days before the fatal battle near that place, in which the royal army was defeated. Waynflete's attachment to Henry's cause had been uniform and decided, yet his high character and talents appear to have protected him. Edward IV. treated him not only with respect, but with some degree of magnanimity, as he twice issued a special pardon in his favour, and condescended to visit his newly-founded college at Oxford, a favour which to Waynflete, embarked in a work...
Page 1022 - With respect to the statement alluded to, it has been supposed that, during the seventy years while William Penn's principles prevailed, or the Quakers had the principal share in the Government, there was no spot on the globe where, number for number, there was so much Virtue or so much true Happiness as among the inhabitants of Pennsylvania...
Page 1022 - Penn and his heirs, by letters patent, the province lying on the west side of the river Delaware in North America, and made them absolute proprietors and governors of that country.
Page 816 - This is the belief of Mr Skene, who adds, " The history of the Macquarries resembles that of the Mackinnons in many respects ; like them they had migrated far from the head-quarters of their race, they became dependent on the Lords of the Isles, and followed them as if they had become a branch of the clan.
Page 1022 - Penn immediately published a brief account of the province, proposing an easy purchase of land, and good terms of settlement for such as were inclined to remove thither. A great number of purchasers came forward and formed a company, called, "The Free Society of Traders in Pennsylvania.

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