Bishop Burnet's history of his own time

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University Press, 1833
 

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Pàgina 141 - To all this the prince answered, that no man was more for toleration in principle than he was : he thought the conscience was only subject to God : and as far as a general toleration, even of papists, would content the king, he would concur in it heartily : but he looked on the tests as such a real security, and indeed the only one, when the king was of another religion, that he would join in no counsels with those that intended to repeal those laws that enacted them.
Pàgina 336 - Lero, lero, lilliburlero," that made an impression on the [King's] army, that cannot be imagined by those that saw it not. The whole army, and at last the people, both in city and country, were singing it perpetually. And perhaps never had so slight a thing so great an effect.
Pàgina 280 - He knew the arts of living in a court better than any man in it. He caressed all people with a soft and obliging deportment, and was always ready to do good offices. He had no fortune to set up on. This put him on all the methods of acquiring one ; and that went so far into him, that he did not shake it off when he was in a much higher elevation ; nor...
Pàgina 144 - Cartwright was promoted to Chester. He was a man of good capacity, and had made some progress in learning. He was ambitious and servile, cruel and boisterous : and, by the great liberties he allowed himself, he fell under much scandal of the worst sort.
Pàgina 122 - Burnet has recorded, that he was willing to receive instruction, and that he had taken much pains to believe in God who made the world and all men in it; but that he should not be easily persuaded that man was quits, and made God again.
Pàgina 144 - He had set himself long to raise the king's authority above law; which, he said, was only a method of government to which kings might submit as they pleased ; but their authority was from God, absolute and superior to law, which they might exert, as oft as they found 696 it necessary for the ends of government.
Pàgina 227 - Dissenters, in relation to whom they should be willing to come to such a temper as should be thought fit, when that matter might be considered and settled in Parliament and Convocation...
Pàgina 393 - She made him a very sharp answer ; she said, she was the prince's wife, and would never be other than what she should be in conjunction with him and under him ; and that she would take it extreme unkindly, if any, under a pretence of their care of her, would set up a divided interest between her and the prince.
Pàgina 361 - Maynard came with the men of the law. He was then near ninety, and yet he said the liveliest thing that was heard of on that occasion. The prince took notice of his great age, and said, ' that he had outlived all the men of the law of his time ;' he answered, ' he had like to have outlived the. law itself, if his highness had not come over."— Swift.
Pàgina 358 - A guard went with him that left him at full liberty, and paid him rather more respect than his own guards had done of late. Most of that body, as it happened, were papists. So when he went to mass, they went in, and assisted very reverently. And, when they were asked, how they could serve in an expedition that was intended to destroy their own religion, one of them answered, " His soul was God's, but his sword was the prince of Orange's." The king was so much delighted with this answer, that he repeated...

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