Historical Register

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Containing an impartial relation of all transactions, foreign and domestick: with a Chronological diary of all the remarkable occurrences, viz. births, marriages, deaths, removals, promotions, etc. that happened throughout the year: together with the characters and parentage of persons deceased on the eminent rank ...

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Page 191 - Tis a trite, but very true Remark, That there are but few Hours between Kings being reduced under the Power of Pretenders to their Crown and their Graves. Had you succeeded...
Page 191 - Lords, these and such like are artful Colourings, proceeding from Minds filled with Expectation of continuing in this World; and not from such as are preparing for their Defence before a Tribunal, where the Thoughts of the Heart, and the true Springs and Causes of Actions, must be laid open.
Page 193 - I must be so just to such of your Lordships as profess the Religion of the Church of Rome, that you had One Temptation, and that a great one, to engage you in this Treason, which the others had not; in that it was evident.
Page 190 - Mischief that is soon recovered, and is usually pretty much confined; the latter, had it succeeded, must have brought a lasting and universal Destruction on the whole Kingdom. Besides, much of this was owing to Accident: Your March was so hasty...
Page 376 - Induftry, been reprefented without Doors. A principal Argument for continuing the Triennial Bill is, that it is agreeable to the ancient Laws of this Nation, that there fhould be frequent Parliaments.
Page 103 - I hope they may be yet useful, but I hope you know more of them than I do. I have now writ to lord Kenmure, but it is ten to one if it comes to his hands. I know not what he is doing, where he is, or what way he intends to dispose of his people, whether he is to march into England, or towards Stirling, to wait my passing Forth ; and in the ignorance I am in of your affairs besouth the river, I scarce know what to advise him.
Page 46 - ... his great industry, modesty, and prudence, did very much contribute to the bringing the family, which for so many years had been under no government, into very good order; by which his majesty, in the pinching straits of his condition, enjoyed very much ease from the time he left Paris.
Page 396 - King, Lords, and Commons , can no more continue a Parliament beyond its natural Duration, than they can make a Parliament.
Page 182 - Lordfhips juft Sentence, which at once deprive me of my Life and Eftate, and compleat the Misfortunes of my Wife and innocent Children, are fo heavy upon my Mind, together with my Unexperience, that 1 am fcarce able to alledge what may extenuate my Offence, if any Thing can do it.
Page 171 - Oftober laft ^ and being foon after informed, that almoft all his Neighbours and Acquaintance had there met in Arms, he took a hafty and inconfiderate Refolution of joining them ; nor was he in any fort prepared for fuch an Undertaking, having only fome of his own Family with him, no Arms but his common Fowling Pieces and .wearing Swords, and fewer Horfes than he had conftantly kept for feveral Years before , and nothing but the Report of fo many of his Friends b&ing engaged, could have hurried him...

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