A Concise History of England: Comprised in a Set of Easy Lessons for Children. Brought Down to the Peace of Paris

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Munroe & Francis, 1829 - Great Britain - 360 pages

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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 211 - Nottingham falling into sickness, and affected with the near approach of death, was seized with remorse for her conduct; and, having obtained a visit from the queen, she craved her pardon, and revealed to her the fatal secret. The queen, astonished with this incident, burst into a furious passion: she shook the dying countess in her bed; and crying to her that God might pardon her, but she never could, she broke from her, and thenceforth resigned herself over to the deepest and most incurable melancholy.
Page 218 - A terrible blow, and yet the authors concealed; a danger so sudden, and yet so great ; these circumstances seemed all to denote some contrivance by gunpowder ; and it was thought advisable to inspect all the vaults below the Houses of Parliament. This care belonged to the Earl of Suffolk, lord chamberlain, who purposely delayed the search till the day before the meeting of Parliament. He remarked those great piles of wood and...
Page 284 - I can very sincerely assure you, there is not any thing you can expect or desire from me, which I shall not be ready to do for the happiness and prosperity of England ; and you shall always find me a strict and religious observer of my word.
Page 13 - During these military enterprises, he neglected not the arts of peace. He introduced laws and civility among the Britons, taught them to desire and 'raise all the conveniences of life, reconciled them to the Roman language and manners, instructed them in letters and science, and employed every expedient to render those chains, which he had forged, both easy and agreeable to them.
Page 240 - On the first year of freedom, by God's blessing, restored, 1648." The forms of all public business were changed, from the king's name, to that of the keepers of the liberties of England".
Page 261 - ... he languished only for a few days, and then expired, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, and twenty-fifth of his reign. He...
Page 238 - There is, sir, but one stage more, which though turbulent and troublesome, is yet a very short one. Consider, it will soon carry you a great way; it will carry you from earth to heaven; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory.
Page 237 - At these words the child looked very stedfastly upon him. "Mark, child! what I say: They will cut off my head! and perhaps make thee a king: But mark what I say, thou must not be a king, as long as thy brothers Charles and James are alive. They will cut off thy brothers' heads, when they can catch them!
Page 238 - Though innocent towards his people, he acknowledged the equity of his execution in the eyes of his Maker ; and observed, that an unjust sentence, which he had suffered to take effect, was now punished by an unjust sentence upon himself.

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