Bishop Burnet's history of his own time

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University Press, 1833 - Great Britain
 

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Page 57 - If he must die, it were charity to reprieve him till Saturday.
Page 171 - She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him.
Page 616 - the King declared a new mistress, and made her Duchess of Portsmouth. She had been maid of honour to Madame, the King's sister, and had come over with her to Dover : where the King had expressed such a regard to her, that the Duke of Buckingham, who hated the Duchess of Cleveland, intended to put her on the King. He told him that it wağ a decent piece of tenderness for his sister to take care of some of her servants.
Page 250 - I do for any person ; and reckon my early knowledge of him, which happened the year after this, and my long and intimate conversation with him, that continued 'to his death, for tWenty-three years, amongst the greatest blessings of my life, and for which I know I must - give an account to GOD in the great day in a most particular manner.
Page 87 - Christian union in religion as, laying wilfulness aside on both hands, we might meet in the midst, which is the centre and perfection of all things. For if they would leave and be ashamed of such new and gross corruptions of theirs as themselves cannot maintain, nor deny to be worthy of reformation, I would for mine own part be content to meet them in the mid-way, so that all novelties might be renounced on either side.
Page 385 - He was a learned man, but had always been in armies, and knew no other rule but to obey orders. He told me he had no regard to any law, but acted, as he was commanded, in a military way.
Page 169 - He seemed to have no sense of religion: Both at prayers and sacrament he, as it were, took care to satisfy people, that he was in no sort concerned in that about which he was employed.
Page 183 - He had no sort of literature : only he was drawn into chemistry : and for some years he thought he was very near the finding the philosopher's stone ; which had the effect that attends on all such men as he was, when they are drawn in, to lay out for it.
Page 5 - I myself understood it, concealing nothing that I thought fit to be known, and representing things in their natural colours, without art or disguise, without any regard to kindred or friends, to parties or interests; for I do solemnly say this to the world...
Page 348 - The King had little or no literature, but true and good sense, and had got a right notion of style; for he was in France at a time when they were much set on reforming their language. It soon appeared that he had a true taste.