Historical Register

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Containing an impartial relation of all transactions, foreign and domestick: with a Chronological diary of all the remarkable occurrences, viz. births, marriages, deaths, removals, promotions, etc. that happened throughout the year: together with the characters and parentage of persons deceased on the eminent rank ...

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Page 1 - In this situation of affairs we should be extremely wanting to ourselves, if we neglected to improve the favourable opportunity which this general tranquillity gives us, of extending our commerce, upon which the riches and grandeur of this nation chiefly depend. It is very obvious, that nothing would more conduce to the obtaining so public a good, than to make the exportation of our own manufactures, and the importation of the commodities used in the manufacturing of them, as practicable and easy...
Page 66 - King was come to the Houfe of Peers, with the ufual State and Solemnity, and the Commons being fent for up, and attending, his Majefty was pleafed to give the Royal Affent to the following publick Bills, viz,.
Page 2 - ... upon my people. And I promise myself that, by a due consideration of this matter, the produce of those duties, compared with the infinite advantages that will accrue to the kingdom by their being taken off, will be found so inconsiderable as to leave little room for any difficulties or objections.
Page 4 - Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal fubjects the Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament affembled, beg leave to return Your Majefty our humble thanks, for your moft gracious fpeech from the Throne.
Page 155 - ... and purchase their elections at such extravagant rates, unless it be from a strong expectation of being well paid for their votes, and of receiving ample recompense and reward for the secret service they have covenanted to perform here It were very much to be wished that gentlemen of...
Page 8 - That he was not againft providing for any juft public debt ; but that, in his opinion, they could not anfwer it, either to themfelves, or thofe they had the honour to reprefent, if they gave away the nation's money blindfold ; and therefore he defired, that the houfe might be informed, How fo great a debt had been contracted ?
Page 343 - VII's tomb. After the body was set down in the chapel, an anthem was performed with vocal and instrumental music The anthem being ended the body was carried to a vault at the foot of King Henry VII's tomb, the choir singing ' Man that is born of woman,' and the three following sentences, and continued singing them till the body was deposited in the vault.
Page 329 - ... as any one : But yet he could not be of opinion to truft the liberties of the people in the hands of any miniftry, for fo long a time as above a year. That neither in king William's nor queen Anne's reigns, nor...
Page 106 - The humble address of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common-council assembled.
Page 112 - That this act shall continue in force for the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next sitting of the General Assembly and no longer.

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