The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England: From the Earliest Times Till the Reign of King George IV.

Blanchard and Lea, 1851

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Page 353 - The general course is to pass a resolution containing a criminal charge against the supposed delinquent, and then to direct some member to impeach him by oral accusation, at the bar of the House of Lords, in the name of the Commons.
Page 98 - It was moved that King James the Second, having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom by breaking the original contract between King and people, and, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, had abdicated the government, and that the throne had thereby become vacant.
Page 65 - I will conform to the liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by law established.
Page 179 - Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea.
Page 363 - By assuming and exercising a Power of dispensing with and suspending of Laws, and the Execution of Laws, without consent of Parliament.
Page 141 - Ambition this shall tempt to rise, Then whirl the wretch from high, To bitter Scorn a sacrifice, And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood those shall try And hard Unkindness...
Page 213 - it is declared and ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the...
Page 246 - London, a great number of counsellors of state, officers of the Crown, and gentlemen who waited the queen's coming out, which she did from her own apartment, when it was time to go to prayers, attended in the following manner : — " First went gentlemen, barons, earls, knights of the garter, all richly dressed, and bare-headed; next came the chancellor, bearing the seals in a red silk purse, between two, one of which carried the royal scepter, the other the sword of state, in a red scabbard, studded...
Page 101 - That levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 523 - No thought advances, but her eddy brain "Whisks it about, and down it goes again. Full sixty years the world has been her trade ; The wisest fool much time has ever made : From loveless youth to unrespected age, No passion gratified except her rage : So much the fury still outran the wit, The pleasure miss'd her, and the scandal hit.

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