The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 Volume 4

The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...independence of their kingdom, the object for which Chap. their ancestors had shed so much blood, would now beJ1, lost; and that, if both states persevered in maintaining 1617 separate laws and Parliaments, the weaker would more sensibly feel the subjection, than if it had been totally subdued by foi$e of arms. But these views did not generally occur. The glory of having given a sovereign to their powerful enemy, the advantages of present peace and tranquillity, the riches acquired from the munificence of their master; these considerations secured their dutiful obedience to a prince, who daily gave such sensible proofs of his friendship and partiality towards them. Never had the authority of any king, who resided a, mong them, been so firmly established as was that of James, even when absent; and as the administration had been hitherto conducted with great order and tranquillity, there had happened no occurrence to draw thither our attention. But this summer, the king was resolved to May. pay a visit to his native country, in order to renew his ancient friendships and connexions, and to introduce that change of ecclesiastical discipline and government, on which he was extremely intent. The three chief points of this kind, which James proposed to accomplish by hifl journey to Scotland, were, the enlarging of episcopal authority, the establishing of a few ceremonies in public worship, and the fixing of a superiority in the civil above the ecclesiastical jurisdiction. 0 An annuity of fourteen thousand pounds during fifteen years, money being at ten per cent. is worth on computation only one hundred and six thousand five hundred pounds, whereas the king received two hundred and fifty thousand. Yet the bargain was good for the Dutch, as well as more

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  • English
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  • 1236490894
  • 9781236490896