Observations made during a residence in Brussels and several tours through the Netherlands

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at the British Press, 1820 - 10 Seiten

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Seite 127 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Seite 119 - Christianity; and that all those who should injure or persecute any person under religious pretences, and on account of their opinions, should be declared and proceeded against as public enemies of the empire, invaders of its liberty, and disturbers of its peace.
Seite 114 - ... which has always so eminently distinguished it. All our efforts will be directed to cement the foundations of its prosperity and glory, and the citizens of all classes, and all the provinces shall have in us, a benevolent and impartial protector of their rights and their welfare. In particular, we guarantee to the catholic church its establishment and its liberties, and we shall not lose sight of the...
Seite 119 - Roman pontiff, and from the authority and superintendence of the bishops ; that they were left at perfect liberty to enact laws for themselves, relating to their religious sentiments, discipline, and worship ; that all the inhabitants of the German empire should be allowed to judge for themselves in religious matters, and to join themselves to that church whose doctrine and worship they thought the...
Seite 111 - Art. I. This union is to be intimate and complete, so that the two countries shall form one and. the same state, governed by the Constitution already established in Holland, which shall be modified by common consent, according to the new state of things. 2. No innovation shall be made...
Seite 113 - ... the choice shall be made with impartiality among the persons most estimable, and most worthy of the confidence of their fellow citizens. But in order to be certain that our intentions in this respect have been fulfilled, and that those who are going to be named Deputies, are really deserving of the honour of being the organs of the general •opinion;, we further order that the lists shall be published and deposited for eight days in the chief towns of the respective districts. At the same time...
Seite 112 - The expense of forming and keeping up the dykes shall be for the account of the districts more especially interested in this branch of the public service, reserving the obligation of the state in general to furnish aid in case of extraordinary disasters, all exactly as has been hitherto practised in Holland. The treaty of Vienna having since confirmed, upon the...
Seite 110 - WILLIAM III., by the grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange, Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, &c., &c., &c.
Seite 112 - ... or necessary to make in the constitution already established in Holland. Citizens distinguished by their knowledge, their patriotism, and their probity, have employed themselves on this important work with a zeal worthy of the greatest praises. The project which they have just laid before us, contains honourable distinctions for the nobility, insures to all forms of worship equal favour and protection, and guarantees the admission of all citizens to public offices and employments ; it fixes the...
Seite 112 - Vienna having since confirmed, upon the same principles, the formal cession of the Belgic provinces, to form in conjunction with the United Provinces of the Netherlands, one kingdom, we have hastened to appoint a special committee to examine what modifications it would be useful or necessary to make in the constitution already established in Holland. Citizens distinguished by their knowledge, their patriotism, and their probity, have employed themselves on this important work with a zeal worthy of...

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