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 218 - 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 247 - 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 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 218 - 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 281 - ... 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.
Seite 218 - 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 310 - 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 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 274 - 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...
Seite 292 - God to bring in all vallainies and atheism, (as is seen in that Book) what a horrid thing is this! But you shall have free liberty of defending yourself to the matter of Fact; whether it be So or No; in this case, the law does not allow you counsel to plead for you; but in matter of Law, we are of counsel with you, and it shall be our care to see that you have no wrong done you.

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