A Constitutional History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I. to the Restoration: with an Introd., Tracing the Progress of Society and of the Constitution from the Feudal Times to the Opening of the History, and Including a Particular Examination of Mr. Hume's Statements Relative to the Character of the English Government, Volume 2

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Page 326 - Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, for in them there is no salvation."*** He was soon able, however, to collect his courage; and he prepared himself to suffer the fatal sentence.
Page 306 - Where hath this fire lain hid for so many hundred years, without smoke to discover it, till it thus bursts forth to consume me and my children...
Page 480 - Heaven upon this nation if these distractions continue. "God so deal with me and mine as all my thoughts and intentions are upright for the maintenance of the true Protestant profession, and for the observance and preservation of the laws; and I hope God will bless and assist those laws for my preservation...
Page 393 - A general insurrection of the Irish spread itself over the whole country, in such an inhuman and barbarous manner, that there were forty or fifty thousand of the English protestants murdered, before they suspected themselves to be in any danger, or could provide for their defence, by drawing together into towns, or strong houses.
Page 378 - Secretary," says Clarendon, in a letter to Nicholas, "those stratagems have given me more sad hours than all the misfortunes in war which have befallen the King, and look like the effects of God's anger towards us.
Page 432 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 79 - tis superstition nowadays for any man to come with more reverence into a church than a tinker and his bitch come into an ale-house; the comparison is too homely, but my just indignation at the profaneness of the times makes me speak it.
Page 347 - ... from the beginning of the Rebellion, and that the Marquis of Hamilton was no less faulty and false towards his Majesty than Argyle, and offered to make proof of all in the Parliament, but rather desired to kill them both, which he frankly undertook to do. ; but the King, abhorring that expedient, for his own security, advised that the proofs might be prepared for the Parliament.
Page 300 - But unless his Majesty hath the like power declared to raise a land army upon the same exigent of state, the Crown seems to me to stand but upon one leg at home, to be considerable but by halves to foreign princes abroad.
Page 413 - ... and whispered him in the ear, with some asseveration, " that if the remonstrance " had been rejected, he would have sold all he had " the next morning, and never have seen England " more ; and he knew there were many other " honest men of the same resolution.

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