A Handbook in Outline of the Political History of England to 1887

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Rivingtons, 1888 - Great Britain - 317 pages
 

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Page 194 - Having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister ; such an act she must consider as failing in sincerity towards the Crown, and justly to be visited by the exercise of her Constitutional right of dismissing that Minister. She expects to be kept informed of what passes between him and the Foreign Ministers before important decisions are taken, based upon that intercourse ; to receive the Foreign...
Page 227 - Apply that recipe honestly, consistently, and resolutely for twenty years, and at the end of that time you will find that Ireland will be fit to accept any gifts in the way of local government or repeal of coercion laws that you may wish to give her.
Page 238 - THE power of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Page 82 - Wherefore, Mr. Speaker, her Majesty's Pleasure is, that if you perceive any idle heads, which will not stick to hazard their own Estates ; which will meddle with reforming the Church, and transforming the Commonwealth ; and do exhibit any Bills to such purpose, that you receive them not, until they be viewed and considered by those, who, it is fitter should consider of such things, and can better judge of them.
Page 124 - Papist at the age of eighteen is to take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and subscribe the declaration against transubstantiation...
Page 257 - Judges' Commissions be made Quamdiu se bene gesserint, and their salaries ascertained and established ; but upon the Address of both Houses of Parliament it may be lawful to remove them.
Page 82 - It consisted of forty-four commissioners, twelve of whom were bishops, many more privycounsellors, and the rest either clergymen or civilians. This commission, after reciting the acts of supremacy, uniformity, and two others, directs them to inquire from time to time, as well by the oaths of twelve good and lawful men, as by witnesses and all other means they can devise, of all offences, contempts, or misdemeanours done and committed contrary to the tenor of the said several acts and statutes...
Page 40 - Moreover, we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth...
Page 108 - They declared that there was no legislative power in either or both houses without the king ; that the league and covenant was unlawfully imposed ; that the sole supreme command of the militia, and of all forces by sea and land...
Page 225 - ... and the reports of the Committees, Mr. Bradlaugh be not permitted to go through the form of repeating the words of the oath.

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