Scandinavia, Ancient and Modern: Being a History of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway: Comprehending a Description of These Countries; an Account of the Mythology, Government, Laws, Manners, and Institutions of the Early Inhabitants; and of the Present State of Society, Religion, Literature, Arts, and Commerce; with Illustrations of Their Natural History, Հատոր 2

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Էջ 117 - Charles himself looked on success as a matter of certainty, and the romantic extravagance of his views was continually increasing. "One year, he thought, would suffice for the conquest of Russia. The court of Rome was next to feel his vengeance, as the Pope had dared to oppose the concession of religious liberty to the Silesian Protestants. No enterprise at that time appeared impossible to him. He had even despatched several officers privately into Asia and Egypt, to take plans of the towns, and...
Էջ 104 - ... Senate formed neither a fifth order, nor an intermediate power between the King and the States ; and that it ought to be held simply as a Council, with whom the King might consult and advise. A College of Reunion was also established, at this Diet, for the purpose of making inquiry as to the lands granted, sold, mortgaged, or exchanged by preceding Kings, either in Sweden or Livonia ; with an offer on the part of the crown to reimburse the proprietors for such sums as they had originally paid...
Էջ 210 - ... to occupy, with a military Force, the Territory of Holstein, for the purpose of excluding Great Britain from all her accustomed channels of communication with the Continent ; of inducing or compelling the Court of Denmark to close the passage of the Sound against the British Commerce and Navigation; and of availing himself of the aid of the Danish Marine for the invasion of Great Britain and of Ireland.
Էջ 93 - have since experienced that the little finger of an absolute prince can be heavier than the loins of many nobles...
Էջ 202 - ... Russian noblemen was formed against the Emperor Paul, who was strangled in his chamber on the night of the 24th of March. His son and successor Alexander at once resolved to abandon the confederacy, and to cultivate the friendship of Great Britain. Sweden, Denmark, and Prussia followed his example ; and thus was dissolved, in less than six months after it had been formed, the League of the North, — the most formidable confederacy ever arrayed against the maritime power of England.
Էջ 115 - Charle.8, and the arbitrary manner in which he had deposed the King of Poland, filled all Europe with astonishment.
Էջ 200 - ... repast which followed, the particulars of the convention, which ultimately took place, were arranged. Nelson told the prince the French fought bravely, but they could not have stood for one hour the fight which the Danes had supported for four. Melancholy tributes were paid by the people of Copenhagen to the brave men who had fallen in the conflict ; a public mausoleum was erected on the spot where the slain had been interred ; a monument...
Էջ 80 - France, where she was now justly held in abhorrence. She therefore returned to Rome, where, under the wing of the vicar of Christ, the greatest criminals find shelter and consolation ; and where the queen of Sweden, a dupe to vanity and caprice, spent the remainder of her life, in sensual indulgences and literary conversations, with cardinal Azzolini, and other members of the sacred college ; in admiring many things for which she had no taste, and in talking about more which she did not understand....
Էջ 102 - ... on Sweden, whose rising power they had beheld with jealous apprehension. [The war lasted till 1679 when it was terminated] by a treaty, concluded at Fontainebleau (September 2nd, 1679), between the three crowns of France, Denmark, and Sweden. Charles, after a series of losses and defeats, extricated himself with honour from a quarrel begun in his childhood, and obstinately maintained since his accession to the throne, against a combination of the most formidable powers of Christendom. On the...
Էջ 234 - ... neither was he to harass or persecute any person for his religious opinions, provided the promulgation of those opinions, or the exercise of that religion, were not injurious to the community. The council of justice was to consist of six nobles and six commoners, who were to decide in judicial affairs; the king had a double voice, and might pardon criminals, and mitigate or commute punishments. The king was not to quit the kingdom without consulting the state-council, and that council should...

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