A New History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: On a Plan Recommended by the Earl of Chesterfield

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J. Harris, corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard; Scatcherd and Letterman, Ave-Maria-Lane; Lackington and Company Finsbury-square; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-street; and B. Crosby, Stationers' Court, 1812 - 288 pages
 

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Page 266 - I, AB, do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King George. So help me God.
Page 272 - A reserve formed beyond the narrow valley, across which the enemy was closely pursued, next shared the same fate, and was routed by the same means. ' Meanwhile, the right wing was not less successful. The enemy, confident of success, met General Dilkes on the ascent of the hill, and the contest was sanguinary ; but the undaunted perseverance of the brigade of Guards, of Lieut.
Page 267 - An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's person and government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
Page 282 - By the manner in which he apologised, it appeared to me evident, that had he fallen in with a British frigate he would certainly have brought her to action; and what further confirms me in that opinion is, that his guns were not only loaded with round and grape shot, but with every scrap of iron that could possibly be collected.
Page 8 - The religion of the Britons was one of the most considerable parts of their government ; and the Druids, who were their priests, possessed great authority among them. Besides ministering at the altar, and directing all religious duties, they presided over the education of youth ; they...
Page 270 - A great pine-forest skirts the plain, and circles round the height at some distance, terminating down to Santi Petri ; the intermediate space between the north side of the height and the forest being uneven and broken. " A well-conducted and successful attack on the rear of the enemy's lines near...
Page 267 - An act [here insert the title of this act ;] and that I will administer, according to law, the power and authority vested in me by virtue of the said act ; and that I will in all things, to the utmost of my power and ability, consult and maintain the safety, honour, and dignity of his majesty and the welfare of his people. So help me God.
Page 124 - To this he sacrificed the punctilios of honour and decorum, in deposing his own father-in-law and uncle ; and this he gratified at the expense of the nation that raised him to sovereign authority. He aspired to the honour of acting as umpire in all the contests of Europe; and the second object of his attention was, the prosperity of that country to which he owed his birth and extraction. Whether he really thought the interests of the continent and Great Britain were inseparable, or sought only to...
Page 67 - York, descended on the mother's side from Lionel, the second son of Edward III., claimed a better right to the crown than Henry, who was descended from John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, the third son of the same Edward. Henry was defeated, and made prisoner, at St. Alban's, by Richard Plantagenet, duke of York, on the 31st of May, 1455, and a second time at the battle of Northampton, on the 19th of July, 1460. The parliament then determined that Henry should keep the crown, and be succeeded by the...
Page 271 - I received notice that the enemy had appeared in force on the plain, and was advancing towards the heights of Barrosa.

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