The History of England, from the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688, Band 9


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Seite 66 - This pillar was set up in perpetual remembrance of the most dreadful burning of this Protestant city, begun and carried on by the treachery and malice of the Popish faction, in the beginning of September, in the year of our LORD 1666, in order to the carrying on their horrid plot for extirpating the Protestant Religion, and old English Liberty, and introducing Popery and Slavery.
Seite 78 - London, showing the plot of the Papists therein ; which, it seems, hath been ordered to be burnt by the hands of the common hangman, in Westminster Palace.
Seite 12 - ... which only concern the confession of the true Christian faith and the doctrine of the sacraments...
Seite 55 - ... appeared on his breast, and within an hour life was extinct. But, in most cases, the pain and the delirium left no room for doubt. On the third or fourth day, buboes or carbuncles arose ; if these could be made to suppurate, recovery might be anticipated ; if they resisted the efforts of nature and the skill of the physician, death was inevitable. The sufferings of the patients often threwthemintoparoxysmsof phrensy.
Seite 39 - ... her eyes are excellent good, and not anything in her face that in the least degree can shock one. On the contrary, she has as much agreeableness in her looks altogether, as ever I saw: and if I have any skill in physiognomy, which I think I have, she must be as good a woman as ever was born.
Seite 182 - that there has been and still is a damnable and hellish plot, contrived and carried on by popish recusants for the assassinating and murdering the king, and for subverting the government and rooting out and destroying the Protestant religion'.
Seite 169 - Resolved, &c., that all aids and supplies, and aids to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole gift of the Commons ; and all bills for the granting of any such aids and supplies ought to begin with the Commons ; and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the Commons to direct, limit and appoint in such bills the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations and qualifications of such grants, which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords.
Seite 56 - Tales the most improbable, and predictions the most terrific, were circulated ; numbers assembled at different cemeteries to behold the ghosts of the dead walk round the pits in which their bodies had been deposited ; and crowds believed that they saw in the heavens a sword of flame, stretching from Westminster to the Tower. To add to their terrors came the ianatics, who felt themselves inspired to act the part of prophets.
Seite 150 - ... divers false, malicious and scandalous reports are devised and spread abroad, to the defamation of his Majesty's government and to the disturbance of the peace and quiet of the realm...
Seite 56 - ... fanatics, who felt themselves inspired to act the part of prophets. One of these, in a state of nudity, walked through the city, bearing on his head a pan of burning coals, and denouncing the judgments of God on its sinful inhabitants ; another, assuming the character of Jonah, proclaimed aloud, as he passed, " Yet forty days, and London shall be destroyed...

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