History, philosophically issustrated, from the fall of the Roman empire to the French revolution, Volume 4

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Page 391 - But yesterday, and England might have stood a*gainst the world : now none so poor to do her reverence.
Page 505 - We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.
Page 545 - SACRED LITERATURE; comprising a Review of the Principles of Composition laid down by the late ROBERT LOWTH, DD Lord Bishop of London, in his Prelections, and Isaiah; and an application of the Principles so reviewed to the Illustration of the New Testament; in a Series of Critical Observations on the Style and Structure of that Sacred Volume.
Page 545 - PRACTICAL THEOLOGY; comprising Discourses on the Liturgy and Principles of the United Church of England and Ireland; critical and other Tracts ; and a Speech delivered in the House of Peers in 1824. By JOHN JEBB, DD, FRS, Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe.
Page 545 - Edition, price 12s. boards. PRACTICAL DISCOURSES: a Selection from the unpublished Manuscripts of the late Venerable THOMAS TOWNSON, DD, Archdeacon of Richmond ; one of the Rectors of Malpas, Cheshire ; and some time Fellow of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford ; with a Biographical Memoir, by Archdeacon CHURTON.
Page 546 - To which are annexed Two Dissertations; the first on the Reasonableness of the Orthodox Views of Christianity as opposed to the Rationalism of Germany; the second on the Interpretation of Prophecy generally, with an original Exposition of the Book of Revelation, shewing that the whole of that remarkable Prophecy has long ago been fulfilled.
Page 159 - Henceforward, may we not indulge in the, expectation that both prince and people will be too wise to violate this glorious constitution : the only one in the records of time, which hath ever attained to the perfection of civil government ? All the blessings of freedom which can consist with kingly...
Page 405 - ... whether we shall be a Protestant settlement or an Irish nation ? whether we shall throw open the gates of the temple of liberty to all our countrymen, or whether we shall confine them in bondage by penal laws ? So long as the penal code remains, we never can be a great nation. The penal code is the shell in which the Protestant power has been hatched, and now it has become a bird, it must burst the shell or perish in it.
Page 19 - ... the king's life. To return to England: when the king had made way for a popish successor, by introducing an arbitrary and tyrannical government, his majesty began to think himself neglected, all the court being made to the rising sun ; upon which he was heard to say in some passion, that if he lived a month longer he would find a way to make himself easy for the remainder of his life...
Page 343 - Onslow, a very high authority on this subject, was frequently heard to say that the Septennial Bill formed the era of the emancipation of the British House of Commons from its former dependence on the Crown and the House of Lords...

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