The History of England from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second: (Designed as a Continuation of Mr. Hume's History)


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Pagina 325 - At length, however, it was floated through both houses on the tide of, a great majority, and steered into the safe harbour of royal approbation.
Pagina 41 - Much more, sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation ; who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Pagina 226 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Pagina 375 - The province of Arcot being thus cleared of the enemy, Mr. Clive with his forces returned to Fort St. David's, where he found major Laurence just arrived from England," to take upon him the command of the troops in the company's service.
Pagina 69 - In the first which was heard at the bar of the house, he carried his point by a majority of six only ; and this he looked upon as a defeat rather than a victory. His enemies exulted in their strength ; as they knew they should be joined, in matters of importance, by several members who voted against them on this occasion.
Pagina 413 - ... though no enemy appeared, or attempted to attack them. All the artillery, ammunition, and baggage of the army were left to the enemy; and, among the rest, the general's cabinet, with all his letters and instructions, which the French court afterwards made great use of in their printed memorials or manifestoes.
Pagina 270 - It was preceded by a succession of thick low flashes of lightning, and a rumbling noise, like that of a heavy carriage rolling over a hollow pavement. The shock itself consisted of repeated vibrations, which lasted some seconds, and violently shook every house from top to bottom.
Pagina 91 - British pay, without consulting the parliament, seemed highly derogatory to the rights and dignity of the great council of the nation, and a very dangerous precedent to future times: that these...
Pagina 41 - ... continues ftill to blunder, and whofe age has only " added obftinacy to ftupidity, is furely the object of " either abhorrence or contempt, and deferves not that

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