The Cabinet History of England: Being an Abridgment, by the Author, of the Chapters Entitled "Civil and Military History" in "The Pictorial History of England," with a Continuation to the Present Time, Volums 15-16

C. Knight & Company, 1846

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Pàgina 227 - ... the governor and company of the Bank of England, or by the governor and company of merchants of Great Britain trading to the South Seas and other parts of America...
Pàgina 135 - Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors, to win it, or to perish in the attempt; Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince...
Pàgina 234 - At the bar he behaved like a soldier and a man ; in the intervals of form with carelessness and humour.
Pàgina 148 - Care and hope, says our author very humorously, sat on every busy Irish face ; those who could read and write had letters to show, and those who had not arrived to this pitch of erudition had their secrets to whisper. No sex was excluded from this ministry...
Pàgina 132 - was not a very capable minister, and had a good deal of negligence into the bargain. He used to send trifling verses from Court to the Scriblerus club almost every day, and would come and talk idly with them almost every night, even when his all was at stake.
Pàgina 168 - ... if he was disappointed in us, we were tenfold more so in him. We saw nothing in him that looked like spirit. He never appeared with cheerfulness and vigour to animate us. Our men began to despise him ; some asked if lie could speak.
Pàgina 100 - Such a shameful degree of profligacy prevailed, that the retailers of this poisonous compound set up painted boards in public, inviting people to be drunk for the small expense of one penny ; assuring them they might be dead drunk for two-pence, and have straw for nothing.
Pàgina 97 - Mat, hide the nakedness of thy country, and give the best turn thy fertile brain will furnish thee with to the blunders of thy countrymen, who are not much better politicians than the French are poets.'* Soon after, the duke of Shrewsbury went on a formal embassy to Paris.
Pàgina 13 - Lord, one thousand eight hundred and one, and for ever after, be united into one kingdom, by the name of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Pàgina 58 - The doctrine of unlimited, unconditional passive obedience was first invented to support arbitrary and despotic power and was never promoted or countenanced by any Government that had not designs, some time or other, of making use of it.

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