History of Great-Britain, from the Revolution to the Session of Parliament Ending a Volume 4

History of Great-Britain, from the Revolution to the Session of Parliament Ending a 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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...approbation osthe King of England, came to a solemn resolution, " that, in consequence of the concesfions of France to the imperial demands, matters were now brought to such a crisis, that in concert with their Allies the mediation of Sweden might be accepted." But Fpain and the Em peror in haughty terms signisied their opinion, that the declarations of During his abscncc in the summer, a seslion of Parliament had been held in Scotland-Lord Murray, created Earl of Tullibardinc, presiding as High Commislioncr. A spirit of loyalty seemed to pervadc the whole of their proccedings; the supplies 'demanded by the Court were granted K it 2 without without difficulty, and an Association fimilar to that of England was adopted with equal unanimity. Ireland this year futtained a great public lofs by the death of the Lord Deputy Capel. Peace and 'order seemed, however, in a great measure restored. The government of that kingdom was transferred to Sir Charles Porter, Lord Chaneellor, and the Earls of Mon-trath and Drogheda, as Lords Jufiices. A fcslion of Parliament being held, the Aflbciation-ofthe English Legislaturc was figncd by all the Members, excepting one Sanderfon, who was thereupon indignantly expelled the Houfe. On the zoth of Odlober 1696, the day fixecl for the meeting ofthe Parliament of England, the King acquainted the-two Houfes, " that overtures for peace had been made on the part of the enemy. But," said he-, " I am fure we shall agree in opinion, that the only way of treating with France, is with our fwords in our haiids." In reply to which, the Com-mons presented an Akddrcfs framed in the spirit of Roman magnanimity-. " This is the eighth year," fay they, " in which your Majesly's molt dutiful...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580753
  • 9781236580757