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Էջ 153 - And that for redress of all grievances and for the amending, strengthening and preserving of the laws parliaments ought to be held frequently.
Էջ 153 - That levying money for or to the use of the Crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Էջ 153 - That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament. That excessive bail ought not to be required nor excessive fines imposed nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Էջ 153 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
Էջ 153 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Էջ 153 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Էջ 141 - Apostles, ten epistles of Paul, the First Epistle of Peter, and the First of John.|| In another place, Polycarp has these words : " Whoever perverts the oracles of the Lord...
Էջ 251 - Before the battle of Waterloo she placed all her diamonds, which were of great value, at the disposal of her brother. They were in his carriage, which was taken in that battle, and was shown publicly at London.
Էջ 197 - B. arrived, at the most decisive moment, upon the ground, and, taking Napoleon in the rear and flank, gained, in union with Wellington, the great victory of Belle Alliance, or Waterloo, (qv) He refused the proffered armistice, and forced Paris to surrender ; opposing, with energy, on this second conquest of the capital, the system of forbearance practised on the former occasion. As he was already a knight of all the military orders of Europe, the king of Prussia, to reward his new services, created...
Էջ 85 - Lisbon in 1480, where he was received with marks of distinction. He sailed in the fleet of Diego Can on a voyage of discovery, and explored the islands on the coast of Africa as far as the river Zaire. He is also said to have discovered, or at least to have colonized, the island of Fayal, where he remained for several years, and assisted in the discovery of the other Azores. He was afterwards knighted, and returned to his native country where he constructed a terrestrial globe 'in 1492, which bears...

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