Memoirs of John Selden and Notices of the Political Contest During His Time

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Orr and Smith, 1835 - Great Britain - 374 pages
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Page 66 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one (from whence they came) Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life...
Page 305 - Parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms, and to preserve and defend the King's Majesty's person and authority, in the preservation and defence of the true religion and liberties of the kingdoms, that the world may bear witness with our consciences of our loyalty, and that we have no thoughts or intentions to diminish His Majesty's just power and greatness.
Page 301 - James's time took an excellent way. That Part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a Tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs) and then they met together, and one read the Translation, the rest holding in their Hands some Bible, either of the learned Tongues, or French, Spanish, Italian, &c. If they found any Fault, they spoke; if not, he read on.
Page 359 - ... books, and had never spent an hour but in reading and writing ; yet his humanity, courtesy, and affability...
Page 95 - England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances, which daily happen within this realm, are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in Parliament; and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House of Parliament hath, and of right ought to have, freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason and bring to conclusion the same...
Page 232 - Three kingdoms' wonder, and three kingdoms' fear; While single he stood forth, and seem'd, although Each had an army, as an equal foe. Such was his force of eloquence, to make The hearers more concern'd than he that spake; Each seem'd to act that part he came to see, And none was more a...
Page 305 - That we shall in like manner, without respect of persons, endeavour the extirpation of popery, prelacy, (that is, church government by archbishops, bishops, their chancellors and commissaries, deans, deans and chapters, archdeacons, and all other ecclesiastical officers depending on that hierarchy...
Page 270 - May it please your Majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here; and humbly beg your Majesty's pardon, that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your Majesty is pleased to demand of me.
Page 270 - I never meant any other. think this is no unfit occasion to repeat what I have said formerly ; that whatsoever I have done in favour, and to the good of my subjects, I do mean to maintain it.
Page 270 - ... important occasion, to apprehend some that by my command were accused of High Treason — whereunto I did expect obedience and not a message. And I must declare unto you here that albeit no king that ever was in England shall be more careful of your privileges — to maintain them to the...

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