The Life of the First Earl of Shaftesbury: From Original Documents in the Possession of the Family, Band 1

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Seite 74 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament...
Seite 302 - I, AB, do swear that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissionated by him, in pursuance of such commissions, and that I will not at any time endeavour any alteration of government either in Church or State.
Seite 107 - was exceedingly disposed to please the King, and to do him service." "It could never be hoped," he observes elsewhere, "that more sober or dispassionate men would ever meet together in that place, or fewer who brought ill purposes with them.
Seite 394 - Fox's History of the early part of the reign of James II, that both these writers had been favoured with the sight as well of these notes.
Seite 308 - This made him very popular ; always speaking kindly to the husband, brother, or father, who was to boot very welcome to his house whenever he came. " There he found beef, pudding, and small beer in great plenty ; a house not so neatly kept as to shame him or his dusty shoes ; the great hall strewed with marrow-bones, full of hawks, perches, hounds, spaniels, and terriers; the upper side of the hall hung with the fox-skins of this and the last year's killing ; here and there a pole-cat intermixed...
Seite 20 - In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes, or hands more clean, Unbrib'd, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh! had he been content to serve the crown, With -virtues only proper to the gown; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed From cockle, that oppress'd the noble seed; David for him his tuneful harp had strung, And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
Seite 309 - ... and hunters' poles in great abundance. ' The parlour was a large room as properly furnished. On a great hearth paved with brick lay some terriers, and the choicest hounds and spaniels. Seldom but two of the great chairs had litters of young cats in them, which were not to be disturbed; he having always three or four attending him at dinner ; and a little white...
Seite 194 - They have not only subdued their enemies, but their masters that raised and maintained them; they have not only conquered Scotland and Ireland, but rebellious England too, and there suppressed a malignant party of magistrates and laws...
Seite 308 - This last supplied him with red deer, sea and river fish; and indeed all his neighbours' grounds and royalties were free to him, who bestowed all his time in such sports, but what he borrowed to caress his neighbours' wives and daughters, there being not a woman in all his walks of the degree of a yeoman's wife or under, and under the age of forty, but it was extremely her fault if he were not intimately acquainted with her.
Seite 308 - ... he had a walk in the New Forest and the manor of Christ Church. This last supplied him with red deer, sea and river fish; and indeed all his neighbours...

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