The Popish Plot: A Study in the History of the Reign of Charles II

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Duckworth, 1903 - 419 Seiten
 

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Seite 7 - Could plots, exceeding man's belief, repeat ; Which, therefore, cannot be accounted lies, For human wit could never such devise. Some future truths are mingled...
Seite 222 - But swallowed in the mass unchewed and crude. Some truth there was, but dashed and brewed with lies, To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise: Succeeding times did equal folly call, Believing nothing, or believing all. Th' Egyptian rites the Jebusites embraced, Where gods were recommended by their taste.
Seite 251 - I hear a lion, in the lobby, roar ! Say, Mr. Speaker, shall we shut the door, And keep him out ; or shall we let him in, And see if we can get him out again* " I was for shutting the door and keeping the lion out.
Seite 206 - Malice Defeated : or a brief Relation of the Accusation and Deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier...
Seite 314 - English nation, in which king, parliament, judges, juries, witnesses, prosecutors, have all their respective, though certainly not equal, shares. Witnesses — of such a character as not to deserve credit in the most trifling cause, upon the most immaterial facts — gave evidence so incredible, or, to speak more properly, so impossible to be true, that it ought not to have been believed even if it had come from the mouth of Cato : and upon such evidence, from such witnesses, were innocent men condemned...
Seite 278 - And here the damage and mischief cannot be expressed, that the crown and state sustained by the deserved reproach and infamy that attended the judges, by being made use of in this and the like acts of power; there being no possibility to preserve the dignity, reverence, and estimation of the laws themselves, but by the integrity and innocency of the judges.
Seite 43 - God has given us a prince," meaning the duke, " who is become (may I say a miracle) zealous of being the author and instrument of so glorious a work ; but the opposition we are sure to meet with is also like to be great: so that it imports us to get all the aid and assistance we can.
Seite 350 - Mr. Oates, when he did come in again and was asked the question, did lift up his hands (for I must tell the truth, let it be what it will) and said, ' No, God forbid that I should say anything against Sir George Wakeman, for I know nothing more against him.
Seite 285 - ... that his majesty may by law prohibit the printing and publishing of all news-books and pamphlets of news whatsoever not licensed by his majesty's authority, as manifestly tending to the breach of the peace and disturbance of the kingdom.

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