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Page 572 - I promise myself you are met together full of that just sense of the common danger of Europe, and the resentment of the late proceedings of the French King, which has been so fully and universally expressed in the loyal and seasonable addresses of my people.
Page 573 - French king's placing his grandson on the throna of Spain, he is in a condition to oppress the rest of Europe, unless speedy and effectual measures be taken. Under this pretence he is become the real master of the whole Spanish monarchy ; he has made it to be entirely depending on France, and disposes of it as of his own dominions ; and by that means he has surrounded his neighbours in such a manner, that though the name of peace may be said to continue, yet they are put to the expence and inconveniences...
Page 94 - That from and after the time that the further limitation by this act shall take effect, all matters and things relating to the well governing of this kingdom, which are properly cognizable in the privy council by the laws and customs of this realm, shall be transacted there; and all resolutions taken thereupon shall be signed by such of the privy council as shall advise and consent to the same.
Page 591 - Blenheim, which the enemy had intrenched and fortified, and where they made the greatest opposition, we obliged twenty-six battalions and twelve squadrons of dragoons to surrender themselves prisoners at discretion. We took likewise all their tents standing, with their cannon and ammunition, as also a great number of standards...
Page 645 - I have received your letter, and am very sorry for what has happened, to lose the good opinion I had so much inclination to have of you. But I cannot help seeing, nor believing my senses. I am very far from having deserved it of you. God forgive you...
Page 94 - That in case the Crown and imperial dignity of this Realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this Kingdom of England this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the Crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 575 - I should think it as great a blessing as could befall England, if I could observe you as much inclined to lay aside those unhappy fatal animosities, which divide and weaken you, as I am disposed to make all my subjects safe and easy as to any, even the highest offences, committed against me.
Page 576 - An act declaring the rights and liberties of the subject. and settling the succession of the crown.
Page 358 - em, and if you could see my heart you would find it as sincere, as tender, and passionately fond of you as ever; and as truly sensible of your kindness in telling me your mind freely upon all occasions. Nothing shall ever alter me ! " Though we have the misfortune to differ in some things, I will ever be the same to my dear dear Mrs. Freeman, who I do assure once more, I am more tenderly and sincerely hers than it is possible ever to express.
Page 592 - ... Majesty's troops, are entirely at her disposal: but as the charge of subsisting these officers and men must be very great, I presume her Majesty will be inclined that they be exchanged for any other prisoners that offer. I should likewise be glad to receive her Majesty's directions for the...