An Abridgement of the History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George the Second

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T.P. & J.S. Fowle, 1824 - Great Britain - 324 pages

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Page 274 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 145 - Pym, and Strode. The articles were, That they had traitorously endeavoured to subvert the fundamental laws and government of the kingdom, to deprive the...
Page 260 - Male or Female, (other than the Issue of Princesses who have married, or may hereafter marry, into Foreign Families) shall be capable of contracting Matrimony without the previous Consent of his Majesty, his Heirs, or Successors, signified under the Great Seal, and declared in Council...
Page 44 - I, John, by the grace of God, King of England, and Lord " of Ireland, in order to expiate my sins, from my own free " will, and the advice of my barons, give to the church of " Rome, to Pope Innocent, and his successors, the kingdom of " England, and all other prerogatives of my crown. I will " hereafter hold them as the Dope's vassal.
Page 124 - He had, therefore, for some time, been making preparations to attack England by a powerful invasion ; and now every part of his vast empire resounded with the noise of armaments, and every art was used to levy supplies for that great design.
Page 55 - But even their feeble hopes from him were soon disappointed ; he was betrayed into the king's hands by Sir John Monteith, his friend, whom he had made acquainted with the place of his concealment, being surprised by him as he lay asleep in the neighbourhood of Glasgow.
Page 133 - This counsel is not to be condemned, because it may do you good, and can do you no harm. For the danger is past as soon as you have burned the letter.
Page 45 - Hampshire, with a poor retinue of only seven knights ; and after trying several expedients to elude the blow, after offering to refer all differences to the pope alone, or to eight barons, four to be chosen by himself, and four by the confederates, he found himself at last obliged to submit at discretion.
Page 161 - that have forced me to do this. I have sought the Lord both day and night that He would rather slay me than put me on the doing of this work.
Page 4 - The religion of the Britons was one of the most considerable parts of their government ; and the Druids, who were their priests, possessed great authority among them.

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