A Biographical, Historical and Chronological Dictionary:: Containing Accurate Accounts of the Lives, Characters, and Actions, of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages and All Countries; : Including the Revolutions of States, and the Succession of Sovereign Princes

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Richard Phillips, 1807 - Biography - 972 pages

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Page 87 - An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth and preached by the people called in scorn Quakers...
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Page 116 - ... he should be forced away, but Charles with his retinue formed an encampment, and resisted the attack of the janizaries, till superiority of numbers obliged him to take shelter in his house, which he defended with great spirit, and did not yield till fire was set to the premises. He then sallied out sword in hand, but being entangled by his long spurs he fell, and was taken prisoner. He was treated with...
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Page 74 - Whue modelling this bust, the king asked him "if he had ever been out of the kingdom;" and on being answered in the negative, " I am glad of it," said his majesty; " you will be the greater honour to it.
Page 119 - Cassar in 323, and elected emperor in 337. The soldiers, to secure the throne to the three sons of Constantine, massacred the uncles and cousins of those princes, with the exception of Julian the Apostate, and his brother Gallus.
Page 28 - Must I die in this manner?" He was told it was unavoidable. He replied, "I am reconciled to my fate, but not to the mode ;" but soon subjoined, " It will be but a momentary pang.

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