The history of England ... to the revolution in 1688, Band 1

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Seite xvi - To his friends, who were frequently the objects of it, there was not perhaps one of all his great and amiable qualities which contributed more to endear his conversation. And that gaiety of temper, so agreeable in society, but which is so often accompanied with frivolous and superficial qualities, was in him certainly attended with the most severe application, the most extensive learning, the greatest depth of thought, and a capacity- in every respect the most comprehensive.
Seite 496 - So help me God I will keep all these articles inviolate, as I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, and as I am a king crowned and anointed.
Seite 58 - He marched against them with the few troops he could assemble on a sudden, and a desperate battle was fought, to the disadvantage of the English. But it was not in the power of misfortune to abate the king's diligence, though it repressed his power to do good.
Seite 423 - They delivered to these messengers a schedule, containing the chief articles of their demands ; which was no sooner shown to the king, than he burst into a furious passion, and asked why the barons did not also demand of him his kingdom ; swearing that he would never grant them such liberties as must reduce himself to slavery...
Seite iii - I was of a good family, both by father and mother. My father's family is a branch of the Earl of Home's or Hume's ; and my ancestors had been proprietors of the estate, which my brother possesses, for several generations. My mother was daughter of Sir David Falconer, President of the College of Justice ; the title of Lord Halkerton came by succession to her brother.
Seite 210 - The killing of a deer or boar, or even a hare,' was punished with the loss of the delinquent's eyes ; and that at a time when the killing of a man could be atoned for by paying a moderate fine or composition.
Seite vii - Mr. Millar told me that in a twelvemonth he sold only forty-five copies of it. I scarcely, indeed, heard of one man in the three kingdoms, considerable for rank or letters, that could endure the book.
Seite xvi - And that gaiety of temper, so agreeable in society, but which is so often accompanied with frivolous and superficial qualities, was in him certainly attended with the most severe application, the most extensive learning, the greatest depth of thought, and a capacity in every respect the most comprehensive. Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human...
Seite 223 - Auvergne. The fame of this great and pious design being now universally diffused, procured the attendance of the greatest prelates, nobles, and princes ; and when the pope and the Hermit renewed their pathetic exhortations, the whole assembly, as if impelled by...
Seite xiv - ... which are alleged to Charon for not entering readily into his boat, he could not find one that fitted him ; he had no house to finish, he had no daughter to provide for, he had no enemies upon whom he wished to revenge himself. " I could not well imagine," said he, " what excuse J could make to Charon in order to obtain a little delay.

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