Historical and Critical Remarks on Bp. Burnet's History of His Own Time

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P. Meighan, 1725 - Great Britain - 454 pages

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Page 246 - In the court a centinel is little minded, and is believed to be posted by a captain of the guards to hinder a- combat: so this man saw who walked about, and visited at forbidden hours. By this means lord Rochester made many discoveries. And when he...
Page 131 - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Page 227 - Farewell, sun, moon, and stars ; farewell, world and time ; farewell, weak and frail body ! Welcome, eternity ; welcome, angels and saints ; welcome, Saviour of the world; and welcome, God,. the Judge of all!
Page 169 - And with this overset of wealth and pomp, that came on men in the decline of their parts and age, they, who were now growing into old age, became lazy and negligent in all the true concerns of the church ; they left preaching and writing to others, while they gave themselves up to ease and sloth.
Page 69 - ... leisure, but referred himself to the queen's letter, and said, that was all one as if he writ himself. * Upon this foundation...
Page 311 - One of them fired a pistol at him, which burnt his coat and gown but did not go into his body : upon this they fancied he had a magical secret to secure him against a shot ; and they drew him out of his coach and murdered him barbarously, repeating their strokes till they were sure he was quite dead, and so got clear off, nobody happening to go cross the moor all the while.
Page 114 - With the restoration of the king," says he, " a spirit of extravagant joy spread over the nation, that brought on with it the throwing off the very professions of virtue and piety. All ended in entertainments and drunkenness, which overrun the three kingdoms to such a degree, that it very much corrupted all their morals. Under the...
Page 88 - When some of the other party took notice 71 of this great change, from being the abettors of prerogative to become the patrons of liberty, they pretended their education in the court and their obligation to it had engaged them that way ; but now since that was out of doors, they had the common principles of human nature and the love of liberty in them. By this...
Page 252 - ... for peace sake, with a reservation of their opinion with relation to any such presidency : and that no negative vote should be claimed by the bishop...
Page 194 - He was brought before the parliament to hear what he had to say why his execution should not be awarded. He spoke long, but in a disordered and broken strain, which his enemies fancied was put on to create pity.

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