A school history of modern Europe, from the Reformation to the fall of Napoleon


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Seite 122 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Seite 52 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Seite 305 - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government ; — they will cling and grapple to you; and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.
Seite 291 - In the pride of victory, Bajazet threatened that he would besiege Buda ; that he would subdue the adjacent countries of Germany and Italy ; and that he would feed his horse with a bushel of oats on the altar of St. Peter at Rome.
Seite 305 - No ! surely no ! It is the love of the people ; it is their attachment to their government from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and your navy nothing but rotten timber.
Seite 41 - Hesse, the dukes of Lunenburg, the prince of Anhalt, together with the deputies of fourteen imperial or free cities, entered a solemn protest against this decree, as unjust and impious.
Seite 141 - ... power in their own hands ; their meddling in private matters between party and party, contrary to the institution of Parliaments ; and their injustice and partiality in those matters, and the scandalous lives of some of the chief of them ; these things, my lord, do give too much ground for people to open their mouths against them and to dislike them.
Seite 363 - Berthier, Murat, Moncey, Jourdan, Massena, Augereau, Bernadotte, Soult, Brune, Lannes, Mortier, Ney, Davoust, Bessieres, Kellermann, Lefevre, Perignon, Serrurier, were named marshals of the empire.
Seite 347 - Murderers of all my kindred, your agony fills me with joy. Descend to hell covered with the curses of every mother in France !" Twenty of his comrades were executed before him.
Seite 19 - I would not exchange my privileges for those of St. Peter in heaven, for I have saved more souls with my indulgences than he with his sermons.

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