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Page 14 - a Bill of Indemnity for the King's enemies, and of Oblivion for his friends.
Page 158 - England as by law established, 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 90 - ... nation which was not prepared to wage vigorous war. " I am sure we shall all agree in opinion that the only way of treating with France is with our swords in our hands.
Page 85 - France to subvert our religion, laws and liberty, we whose names are hereunto subscribed do heartily, sincerely and solemnly profess, testify and declare that his present Majesty King William is rightful and lawful king of these realms...
Page 122 - that the Duke of York's being a Papist, and the hopes of his coming such to the crown, had given the greatest countenance and encouragement to the present conspiracies and designs of the Papists against the King and the Protestant religion."2 The motion was made by Mr.
Page 172 - Westminster, without any manner of pomp, and soon forgotten after all this vanity, and the face of the whole Court was exceedingly changed into a more solemn and moral behaviour; the new King affecting neither profaneness nor buffoonery.
Page 29 - At Court things are in very ill condition, there being so much emulation, poverty, and the vices of drinking, swearing, and loose amours, that I know not what will be the end of it, but confusion.
Page 75 - She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often he was not master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which, in so critical a time, required great application...