History of England, by Hume and Smollett; with a continuation by T.S. Hughes, Volume 5

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Page 311 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.
Page 494 - Yet, nevertheless of late, divers commissions directed to sundry commissioners, in several counties with instructions have issued by means whereof your people have been in divers places assembled and required to lend certain sums of money unto your Majesty and many of them upon their refusal so to do have had an oath administered unto them not warrantable by the laws or statutes of this realm...
Page 494 - England,' it is declared and enacted, that no freeman may be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold or liberties, or his free...
Page 431 - There is, sir, but one stage more, which, though turbulent and troublesome, is yet 9 Clement Walker's History of Independency. a very short one : consider, it will soon carry you a great way ; it will carry you from earth to heaven ; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory.
Page 425 - Three times was Charles produced before the court, and as often declined their jurisdiction. On the fourth, the judges having examined some witnesses, by whom it was proved that the king had appeared in arms against the forces commissioned by the parliament, they pronounced sentence against him. He seemed very anxious, at this time, to be admitted to a conference with the two houses ; and it was supposed that he intended to resign the crown to his son : but the court refused compliance [27th Jan.],...
Page 18 - ... of all his neighbours, he was able to preserve fully the esteem and regard of none. His capacity was considerable; but fitter to discourse on general maxims than to conduct any intricate business : his intentions were just ; but more adapted to the conduct of private life, than to the government of kingdoms.
Page 235 - But death was the slightest punishment inflicted by those rebels ; all the tortures which wanton cruelty could devise, all the lingering pains of body, the anguish of mind, the agonies of despair, could not satiate revenge excited without injury, and cruelty derived from no cause. To enter into particulars would shock the least delicate humanity.
Page 93 - The King willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm ; and that the statutes be put in due execution, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppressions, contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative.
Page 495 - ... this realm : and that your Majesty would also vouchsafe to declare, that the awards, doings, and proceedings to the prejudice of your people, in any of the premises, shall not be drawn hereafter into consequence or example : and that your Majesty would be also graciously pleased, for the further comfort and safety of your people, to declare your royal will and pleasure, that in the things aforesaid all your officers and ministers shall serve you, according to the laws and statutes of this realm,...
Page 494 - By pretext whereof some of your majesty's subjects have been by some of the said commissioners put to death, when and where, if by the laws and statutes of the land they had deserved death, by the same laws and statutes also they might, and by no other ought to have been judged and executed : ] IX.

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