The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George the Third, Volumen 10


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Página 216 - While Newton seemed to draw off the veil from some of the mysteries of nature, he showed at the same time the imperfections of the mechanical philosophy ; and thereby restored her ultimate secrets to that obscurity, in which they ever did and ever will remain.
Página 187 - PA due regard and affection to the religion and constitution of his country. Had he been possessed of this essential quality, even his middling talents, aided by so many virtues, would have rendered his reign honourable and happy. When it was wanting, every excellency which he possessed became dangerous and pernicious to his kingdoms. The...
Página 219 - Butler are often dark and far-fetched ; and though scarcely any author was ever able to express his thoughts in so few words, he often employs too many thoughts on one subject, and thereby becomes prolix after an unusual manner.
Página 95 - Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.
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Página 213 - ... in any government, during present or past ages, any example of such unlimited freedom, doubted much of its salutary effects, and probably thought, that no books or writings would ever so much improve the general understanding of men, as to render it safe to entrust them with an indulgence so easily abused.
Página 150 - That the great averseness they find in themselves to the distributing and publishing in all their churches your Majesty's late declaration for liberty of conscience...
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Página 46 - Having spoken of what the lord-lieutenant has done, I presume with the same truth to tell your lordships what he has not done. He never advised the breaking of the triple league ; he never advised the shutting up of the exchequer ; he never advised the declaration for a toleration ; he never advised the falling out with the Dutch and the joining with France : he was not the author of that most excellent position, Delenda est Carthago, that Holland a protestant country, should, contrary to the true...

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