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Page 155 - For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet, I say, they will receive a terrible blow this Parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 231 - Consider, it will soon carry you a great way; it will carry you from earth to heaven; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory.
Page 308 - That king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the " constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original " contract between king and people ; and having, by " the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated " the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of " the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the
Page 19 - ... all my other servants a year's pay besides their due, lest otherwise they should be unprovided for. Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes, desire you above all things.
Page 149 - She answered with a faint voice, that as she had held a regal sceptre, she desired no other than a royal successor.
Page 101 - Catholics; and having now summoned up all the force of his mind, he bore their scorn, as well as the torture of his punishment, with singular fortitude. He stretched out his hand, and without betraying, either by his countenance or motions, the least sign of weakness, or even of feeling, he held it in the flames till it was entirely consumed. His thoughts seemed wholly occupied with reflections on his former fault; and he called aloud several times, "This hand has offended.
Page 155 - My lord, out of the love I bear to some of your friends, I have a care of your preservation ; therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift oft' your attendance at this Parliament; for God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
Page 55 - He expressed his resignation, and desired thatCranmer might be sent for; but before the prelate arrived, he was speechless, though he still seemed to retain his senses. Cranmer desired him to give some sign of his dying in the faith of Christ. He squeezed the prelate's hand, and immediately expired, after a reign of thirty-seven years and nine months ; and in the fifty-sixth year of his age.
Page 64 - ... against Lollardy or heresy, together with the statute of the six articles. None were to be accused for words, but within a month after they were spoken. By these repeals several of the most rigorous laws that ever had passed in England were annulled; and some dawn, both of civil and religious liberty, began to appear to the people. Heresy, however, was still a capital crime by the common law, and was subjected to the penalty of burning. Only there remained no precise standard...