The baronetage of England, or, The history of the English baronets, and such baronets of Scotland, as are of English families

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Page 361 - William. scious of having (at least in one production) generally pleased the world, to be plagued and threatened by wretches that are low in every sense ; to be forced to drink himself into pains of the body, in order to get rid of the pains of the mind, is a misery.
Page 267 - Indians, who then were, and have been ever since, engaged in perpetual wars with the Spaniards. The prince of these people was named Pedro, to whom Drake presented a fine cutlass from his side, which he saw the Indian greatly admired. Pedro, in return, gave him four large wedges of gold, which Drake threw into the common stock...
Page 239 - Bernard, the second baronet at the time of his death, in 1669, was one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of Huntingdon. The inscription upon his monument in Brampton Church is given in the Topographer and Genealogist, vol.
Page 234 - I know not whether his poems will appear such wonders to the present age. One cannot always easily find the reason for which the world has sometimes conspired to squander praise.
Page 268 - Deptford, went on board his ship ; where, after dinner, she conferred on him the order of knighthood, and declared her absolute approbation of all he had done. She likewise gave directions for the preservation of his ship, that it might remain a monument of his own and his country's glory.
Page 15 - Then, said the lord keeper, by your civility I lose my life : and so removed into his bed-chamber, where he died a few days after.
Page 22 - it is my act, my hand, my heart. I beseech your Lordships to be merciful to a broken reed.
Page 415 - MP late a member of the said house, serving as one of the knights of the shire for the county of...
Page 269 - Drake; which probably was the reason why he did not bear these disappointments so well as he otherwise would have done. A strong sense of them is supposed to have thrown him into a melancholy, which occasioned a bloody flux ; and of this he died on board his own ship, near the town of Nombre de Dios, in the West Indies, on the 88th of January, 1596.
Page 235 - Dowglass earl of Angus; but they could not agree, so a precontract was proved against him, upon which, by a sentence from Rome, the marriage was voided, with a clause in favour of the issue, since born under a marriage, de facto, and bonafide.

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