An historical and critical account of the life of Charles the Second, king of Great Britain: After the manner of Mr. Bayle. Drawn from original writers and state papers. To Which is added, an appendix of original papers, now first published, Volume 1

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Printed for A. Millar, 1766
 

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Page 360 - God of our fathers ! what is Man, That thou towards him with hand so various — Or might I say contrarious?
Page 313 - Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were sure I should have spoken only to trees and stones; and had none to cry to, but with the Prophet, O earth, earth, earth!
Page 267 - And what will they at best say of us, and of the whole English name, but scoffingly, as of that foolish builder mentioned by our Saviour, who began to build a tower, and was not able to finish it?
Page 311 - More just it is, doubtless, if it come to force, that a less number compel a greater to retain, which can be no wrong to them, their liberty, than that a greater number, for the pleasure of their baseness, compel a less most injuriously to be their fellow- slaves.
Page 314 - ... them a captain back for Egypt, to bethink themselves a little and consider whither they are rushing; to exhort this torrent also of the people not to be so impetuous, but to keep their due channel; and at length recovering and uniting their better resolutions, now that they see already how open and unbounded the insolence and rage is of our common enemies, to stay these ruinous proceedings, justly and timely fearing to what a precipice of destruction the deluge of this epidemic madness would...
Page 389 - ... and fundamental rights, we do by these presents declare, that we do grant a free and general pardon, which we are ready upon demand, to pass under our great seal of England, to all our subjects, of what degree or quality soever, who within forty days after the publishing hereof shall lay hold upon this our grace and favour...
Page 198 - I will be true and faithful to the lord protector of the commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging...
Page 12 - When this parliament began (being returned knight of the shire for the county where he lived), the eyes of all men were fixed upon him as their patriie pater, and the pilot that must steer the vessel through the tempests and rocks which threatened it. And I am persuaded his power and interest, at that time, was greater...
Page 12 - When this parliament begun, (being returned knight of the shire for the county where he lived,) the eyes of all men were fixed on him, as their patria pater, and the pilot that must steer the vessel through the tempests and rocks which threatened it. And I am persuaded, his power and interest, at that time, was greater to do good or hurt, than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time: for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly...
Page 201 - presuming to carry all before them, grew unmeasurably insolent, and all that could be done, was only to lengthen out their debates, and to hang on the wheels of the chariot, that they might not be able to drive so furiously.

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