The History of England: From the Revolution to the Death of George the Second. (Designed as a Continuation of Mr. Hume's History.)

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Levis & Weaver, 1810
 

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Side 411 - One of the greatest blessings we enjoy, one of the greatest blessings a people can enjoy, is liberty ; but every good in this life has its alloy of evil. Licentiousness is the alloy of liberty ; it is an ebullition, an excrescence ; it is a speck upon the eye of the political body, which I can never touch but with a gentle, with a trembling hand, lest I destroy the body, lest I injure the eye upon which it is apt to appear.
Side 448 - Much more, Sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation ; — who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Side 190 - ... who have power to execute it, to pursue me to the scaffold. My blood was to have been the cement of a new alliance, nor could my innocence be any security, after...
Side 260 - Britain would be, drained of its gold and silver; that the artificial and prodigious rise of the South-sea stock was a dangerous bait, which might decoy many unwary people to their ruin, alluring them by a false prospect of gain to part with the fruits of their industry, to purchase imaginary riches...
Side 135 - ... so villanous, that every one who served the queen knew they must answer it with their heads to the nation ; but that it would appear to be a safe and glorious peace, much more to the honour and interest of the nation, than the first preliminaries insisted upon...
Side 448 - The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray hairs should secure him from insult.
Side 404 - ... intention of settling a jointure upon her royal highness; but, that as to the message, the affair was now out of his hands, and, therefore, he could give no answer to it ; that his royal highness afterwards used many dutiful expressions towards his majesty -, adding, " Indeed my lords, it is in " other hands, and I am sorry for it;
Side 175 - ... to justify his own conduct, and expose the turbulent and ambitious spirit of his rival. On the other hand, Bolingbroke charged the treasurer with having invited the duke of Marlborough to return from his voluntary exile, and maintained a private correspondence with the house of Hanover. The duke of Shrewsbury likewise complained of his having presumed to send orders to him in Ireland, without the privity of her majesty and the council. In all probability his greatest crime was his having given...
Side 98 - Spain was approved and directed by the ministers, who were, therefore, justly blamable, as having contributed to all our misfortunes in Spain, and to the disappointment of the expedition against Toulon : that the earl of Peterborough, during his command in Spain, had performed many great and eminent services ; and, if his opinion had been followed, it might have prevented the misfortunes that ensued.
Side 266 - In the mean time he declared that every person paying two guineas should be entitled to a subscription for one hundred pounds, which would produce that sum yearly. In one forenoon this adventurer received a thousand of these subscriptions ; and in the evening set out for another kingdom.

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