An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Charles the Second, King of Great Britain, Volume 2

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A. Millar, 1766 - Great Britain - 400 pages
 

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Page 269 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 295 - A SEASONABLE ARGUMENT TO PERSUADE ALL THE GRAND JURIES IN ENGLAND TO PETITION FOR A NEW PARLIAMENT, OR A LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL LABOURERS IN THE GREAT DESIGN OF POPERY AND ARBITRARY POWER...
Page 111 - Conventicles," provided that any person who should be present at any meeting, under colour or pretence of any exercise of religion, in other manner than according to the liturgy and practice of the Church of England...
Page 259 - There is written on the turrets of the city of Luca in great characters at this day, the word LIBERTAS; yet no man can thence infer that a particular man has more liberty or immunity from the service of the Commonwealth there than in Constantinople. Whether a Commonwealth be monarchical or popular, the freedom is still the same.
Page 394 - ... me, since all things of this nature is at an end with you and I, so that I could do you no prejudice. Nor will you, I hope, follow the advice of this ill man, who in his heart I know hates you, and were it not for his interest would ruin you if he could.
Page 29 - ... he desired to become absolute, and to overturn both our religion and our laws, yet he would neither run the risk, nor give himself the trouble, which so great a design required. He had an appearance of gentleness in his outward deportment ; but he seemed to have no bowels nor tenderness in his nature, and in the end of his life he became cruel.
Page 263 - For if it reach no farther than some private men's cases, though they have a right to defend themselves, and to recover by force what by unlawful force is taken from them...
Page 351 - When he was in temper and matters indifferent came before him, he became his seat of justice better than any other I ever saw in his place. He took a pleasure in mortifying fraudulent attorneys, and would deal forth his severities with a sort of majesty.
Page 5 - This made that he had as little Eagerness to oblige, as he had to hurt Men; the Motive of his giving Bounties was rather to make Men less uneasy to him, than more easy to themselves; and yet no ill-nature all this while. He would slide from an asking Face, and could guess very well. It was throwing a Man off from his...
Page 40 - ... that this was the greatest blessing that God had ever conferred on him , his restoration only excepted ; for the walls and gates being now burned and thrown down of that rebellious city, which was always an enemy to the crown , his majesty would never suffer them to repair and build them up again , to be a bit in his mouth and a bridle upon his neck : but would keep all open , that his troops might enter upon them whenever he thought it necessary for his service ; there being no other way to...