History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed Passages of the First Volume and Notes by the Earls of Dartmouth and Hardwicke and Speaker Onslow, Hitherto Unpublished. To which are Added the Cursory Remarks of Swift, and Other Observations, Volum 3

Clarendon Press, 1823

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Pàgina 341 - 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 311 - As soon as I landed I made what haste I could to the place where the prince was, who took me heartily by the hand and asked me if I would not now believe predestination. I told him I would never forget that providence of God which had appeared so signally on this occasion. He was cheerfuller than ordinary. Yet he returned soon to his usual gravity.
Pàgina 133 - 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 319 - 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 267 - An arrant Scotch rogue." P. 765. Burnet. "Lord Churchill (afterwards duke of Marlborough) was a man of a noble and graceful appearance, bred up in the court with no literature; but he had a solid and clear -understanding, with a constant presence of mind. 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.
Pàgina 136 - 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. 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...
Pàgina 372 - 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 261 - The lord Mordaunt was the first of all the English nobility that came over openly, to see the prince of Orange. He asked the king's leave to do it. He was a man of much heat, many notions, and full of discourse ; he was brave and generous, but had not true judgment : his thoughts were crude and indigested, and his secrets were soon known.
Pàgina 385 - She took this freedom with her usual goodness, and assured me ' that she felt the sense of it very lively in her thoughts;' but she added, ' that the letters which had been writ to her had obliged her to put on a cheerfulness, in which she might, perhaps, go too far, because she was obeying directions, and acting a part not natural to her.
Pàgina 240 - queen desired the king to " hide her face with his head " and periwig, which he did ; " for she said she could not be " brought to bed, and have so " many men look on her; for " all the council stood close " at the bed's feet, and lord

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