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 222 - This plot, which fail'd for want of common sense, Had yet a deep and dangerous consequence : For as when raging fevers boil the blood, The standing lake soon floats into a flood, And every hostile humour, which before Slept quiet in its channels, bubbles o'er ; So several factions from this first ferment, Work up to foam, and threat the government.
Seite 8 - 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 in his book, But where the witness fail'd, the prophet spoke. Some things like visionary flights appear ; The spirit caught him up, the Lord knows where ; And gave him his rabbinical degree, Unknown to foreign university.
Seite xix - A just and modest Vindication " of the Proceedings of the Two last Parliaments...
Seite 137 - Malice Defeated : or a brief Relation of the Accusation and Deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier...
Seite 232 - I was a papist: and upon his affirming, that the plot must be handled as if it were true, whether it were so or no...
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 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 171 - That the lords and commons are of opinion, that there hath been, and still is, a damnable and hellish plot, contrived and carried on by the Popish recusants, for assassinating the king, for subverting the government, and for rooting out and destroying the Protestant religion.".
Seite 222 - Our author swears it not ; but who can know How far the Devil and Jebusites may go? This Plot, which fail'd for want of common sense, Had yet a deep and dangerous consequence : For, as when raging...
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...

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