The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay, Volum 2

University Press, 1895

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Pàgina 361 - All the penal laws of that unparalleled code of oppression which were made after the last event, were manifestly the effects of national hatred and scorn towards a conquered people, whom the victors delighted to trample upon, and were not at all afraid to provoke.
Pàgina 363 - Whether the bulk of our Irish natives are not kept from thriving, by that cynical content in dirt and beggary, which they possess to a degree beyond any other people in Christendom ? 20.
Pàgina 45 - As to the nomination of civil officers, those whom you think fittest are seldom refused ; and although you have no negative vote in the passing of laws, yet what you dislike will not easily be carried, and the taxes are already settled, and in your power to dispose the money raised.
Pàgina 352 - Majesty's reign there be such conditions of government settled and enacted, as may secure the honour and sovereignty of this Crown and Kingdom, the freedom, frequency and power of Parliaments, the religion, liberty and trade of the nation, from English or any foreign influence...
Pàgina 89 - I say, we are at peace with all other Nations, and have only a war with Spain. I shall say somewhat 'farther" to you, which will let you see our clearness ' as
Pàgina 167 - He doubted they would think it like to prove too sudden a change of all their interests, and that which would absolutely break them off from so old and constant a friend as France, to rely wholly upon so new and uncertain a friend as England had proved...
Pàgina 76 - Other stipulations were proposed which, says Thurloe, would have been granted, but with respect to these two Don Alonso de Cardenas was pleased to answer that to ask a liberty from the Inquisition and free sailing in the West Indies was to ask his master's two eyes and that nothing could be done in these points but according to the practice of former times.
Pàgina 354 - The union of the two kingdoms was a work, of which many had quite despaired, in which number I was one ; and those who entertained better hopes, thought it must have run out into a long negotiation for several years : but beyond all men's expectation, it was begun and finished within the compass of one.
Pàgina 89 - We have not [now] to do with any Popish State except France : and it is certain that they do not think themselves under such a tie to the Pope ; but think themselves at liberty to perform honesties with nations in agreement with them, and protest against the obligation of such a thing as that [of breaking your word at the Pope's bidding].
Pàgina 73 - Cromwell is exceeding intimate with the Swedish ambassador, a person of great estimation. They dine, sup, hunt and play bowls together.

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