The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland, comprising biographical and genealogical notices of the members of parliament from 1 Edward vi., 1547 to 10 Victoria, 1847

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Página 136 - To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art, draw near, Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear: Who ne'er knew joy, but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he dy'd.
Página 183 - That jurors ought to be duly impanelled and returned and jurors which pass upon men in trials for high treason ought to be freeholders. That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.
Página 182 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Página 177 - House, or in any other house or place whatsoever, as a House of Lords ; nor shall sit, vote, advise, adjudge, or determine of any matter or thing whatsoever, as a House of Lords in Parliament : nevertheless it is hereby declared, that neither such Lords as have demeaned themselves with honour, courage, and fidelity to the Commonwealth, nor their posterities who shall continue so, shall be excluded from the public councils of the nation, but shall be admitted thereunto, and have their free vote in...
Página 207 - Kcenig, assisted by his young friend Bauer, was introduced — not, indeed, at first into The Times office, but into the adjoining premises, such caution being thought necessary from the threatened violence of the pressmen. Here the work advanced, under the frequent inspection and advice of the friend alluded to. At one period these two able mechanics suspended their anxious toil, and left the premises in disgust.
Página 182 - That king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the " constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original " contract between king and people ; and having, by " the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated " the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of " the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the
Página 114 - Forster's house, who then lived in the aforesaid manor-house; and also prescribed to Sir Richard Varney, (a prompter to this design,) at his coming hither, that he should first attempt to poison her, and if that did. not take effect, then by any other way whatsoever to dispatch her.
Página 97 - ... her station, the Prince Frederick was exposed not only to the fire from the Castle, but to that of Fort St. Joseph, and to two ships that guarded the mouth of the harbour, which he sustained for many hours that day, and part of the next, with uncommon intrepidity. As he was giving his command upon deck, both his legs were shot off; but such was his magnanimity, that he would not suffer his wounds to be dressed till he had communicated his orders to the First Lieutenant, which were — -To fight...
Página 106 - General of the Nation. The story is well known of a gentleman, who once borrowing his coach (which was as well known to poor people as any hospital in England,) was so...
Página 120 - After sitting up a whole night at play for thousands with the most fashionable and profligate men of the time...

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