The Life of Charles, Third Earl Stanhope

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1914 - Great Britain - 286 pages

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Page 274 - I, AB, do swear that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, preeminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm...
Page 53 - That it is now necessary to declare, that, to report any opinion, or pretended opinion, of his Majesty upon any bill, or other proceeding, depending in either House of Parliament, with a view to influence the votes of the members, is a high crime and misdemeanour, derogatory to the honour of the Crown, a breach of the fundamental privileges of Parliament, and subversive of the constitution of this country...
Page 82 - After sharing in the benefits of one revolution, I have been spared to be a witness to two other revolutions, both glorious.
Page 44 - Commons, that the war on the continent of North America may no longer be pursued for the impracticable purpose of reducing the inhabitants of that country to obedience...
Page 31 - He looked like a dying man ; yet never was seen a figure of more dignity ; he appeared like a being of a superior species.
Page 144 - Dear Citizen, — This morning at six o'clock Citizen Hardy was taken away by order from the Secretary of State's office : they seized every thing they could lay hands on. Query — Is it possible to get ready by Thursday...
Page 275 - I believe that no act in itself unjust, immoral, or wicked, can ever be justified or excused by or under pretence or colour, that it was done either for the good of the church, or in obedience to any ecclesiastical power whatsoever.
Page 90 - That this meeting does most cordially rejoice in the establishment and confirmation of liberty in France, and that it beholds, with peculiar satisfaction, the sentiments of amity and good-will which appear to pervade the people of that country towards this, especially at a time when it is the manifest interest...
Page 276 - I further declare, that I do not believe that any sin whatsoever committed by me can be forgiven at the mere will of any pope, or of any priest, or of any person or persons whatsoever; but...
Page 83 - France their congratulations on the Revolution in that country, and on the prospect it gives to the two first kingdoms in the world, of a common participation in the blessings of civil and religious liberty.

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