The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a Continuation of His History of the Grand Rebellion, Volume 3

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Page 429 - That he hath caused quo warrantos to be issued out against most of the corporations of England immediately after their charters were confirmed by Act of Parliament, to the intent he might receive great sums of money from them for renewing their charters, which when they complied withal he caused the said quo warrantos to be discharged, or prosecution thereupon to cease.
Page 391 - It is the fourth article of his impeachment that he "advised and procured divers of his majesty's subjects to be imprisoned against law, in remote islands, garrisons, and other places, thereby to prevent them from the benefit of the law, and to produce precedents for the imprisoning any other of his majesty's subjects in like manner.
Page 324 - ... some excuse for being my enemies ; whom I have sometimes displeased, when (and only then) your Majesty believed them not to be your friends. I hope they may be changed ; I am sure I am not, but have the same duty, passion, and affection for you that I had when you thought it most unquestionable, and which was and is as great as ever man had for any mortal creature.
Page 377 - ... but] Not in MS. tion. And it pleased God in a short time, after 1668. some recollections, and upon his entire confidence in him, to restore him to that serenity of mind, and resignation of himself to the disposal and good pleasure of God, that they who conversed most with him could not discover the least murmur or impatience in him, or any unevenness in his conversations. He resolved to improve his understanding of the French language, not towards speaking it, the defect of which he found many...
Page 325 - took notice to you of the report, and when you con" sidered how totally I was a stranger to the persons " mentioned, to either of whom I never spake word, " or received message from either in my life. And " this I protest to your majesty is true, as I have
Page 105 - That it would be fit, either by a procla" mation to forbid all persons to resort to those " houses, and so totally to suppress them ; or to " employ some spies, who being present in the " conversation, might be ready to charge and " accuse the persons who had talked with most " license in a subject that would bear a complaint...
Page 96 - ... neither the judges nor any present at the trial did believe him guilty, but that he was a poor distracted wretch, weary of his life, and chose to part with it this way.
Page 90 - And very many on both sides of the Strand, who knew not whither to go, and scarce what they did, fled with their families out of their houses into the streets, that they might not be within when the fire fell upon their houses.
Page 87 - Hollis told him what he was accused of, and "that he was seen to have thrown somewhat out of his pocket, which they thought to be a fireball, into a house which was now on fire...
Page 341 - ... and principles from me, both in church and state ; and who have taken all opportunities to lessen my credit with the king, .and...

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