The History of Great Britain During the Reign of Queen Anne, Հատոր 1

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Էջ 191 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Էջ 215 - I have not Time to say more than to beg of you to present my Humble Duty to the Queen, and to let Her Majesty know, that Her Army has had a glorious Victory : Monsieur Tallard and two other Generals are in my Coach, and I am following the rest. The Bearer my Aid-de-Camp, Colonel Parkes, will give her Majesty an Account of what has passed. I shall do it in a day or two by another more at la[r]ge.
Էջ 17 - As I know my own heart to be entirely English, I can very sincerely assure you there is not anything you can expect or desire from me which I shall not be ready to do for the happiness and prosperity of England...
Էջ 93 - He is a middle-sized, spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion and dark: brown coloured hair, but wears a wig; a hooked nose, a sharp chin, grey eyes, and a large mole near his mouth...
Էջ 184 - neither the qualification of any elector, nor the right of any person elected, is cognizable or determinable elsewhere than before the Commons of England in Parliament assembled...
Էջ 244 - ... misrepresented as affecting arbitrary power, they should find the contrary ; for that the laws of England had made the King as great a monarch as he could desire ; that he would endeavour to maintain the Government both in Church and State, as by law established...
Էջ 465 - The lords resolved, that no peace could be safe and honourable for her majesty and her allies, if Spain and the Spanish West Indies were suffered to continue in the power of the house of Bourbon.
Էջ 275 - ... disappointments I meet with, saying that if I had success this year like the last, the constitution of England would be ruined. As I have no other ambition but that of serving well her majesty, and being thought what I am, a good Englishman, this vile, enormous faction of theirs vexes me so much, that I hope the queen will after this campaign give me leave to retire, and end my days in praying for her prosperity, and making my own peace with God.
Էջ 184 - ... to the encouragement of partiality and corruption : That the declaring of Matthew Ashby guilty of a breach of privilege of the house of commons was an unprecedented attempt upon the judicature of parliament, and an attempt to subject the law of England to the votes of the house of commons. Copies of the case, and these resolutions...
Էջ 93 - ... had praised was ironical. They were immediately shamed into declaring the pamphlet a dangerous libel, intended to stir up the Dissenters to civil war. Defoe's bookseller and printer were accordingly arrested, and a reward was offered for his apprehension. He gave himself up, was tried, and sentenced to pay a fine of two hundred marks, to stand three times in the pillory, and to go to 1 Defoe mentions the letter in his Review for August llth, 1705.

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