Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon; Illustrative of Portrait in His Gallery

Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon; Illustrative of Portrait in His Gallery

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...the adherents of the King by their Lord-General, Lord Esse.x.s It was in the beginning of the present month (September) that Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice (nephews to the King) arrived in England to assist their uncle in his military operations: the rash conduct and haughty bearing of the elder of these two young princes has become a fact of almost proverbial notoriety. The Earl of Lindsay had been appointed General of the whole army. Prince Rupert afterwards received his commission as General of the Horse, with a clause inserted to exempt him from receiving orders from any but the King himself; which at once separated him from 1 Com. Journ., vol. ii. pp. 775, 777. 4 The following notice of this event shows that the conduct of Parliament did not pass without notice in one of the publications of the time: --"We would be glad to know what was the cause of turning the Lord "Faulkland, Sir John Culpepper, Sir Jo. Strangwaies, Master G. Palmer, "and divers others out of the Houses (for they were voted out by scores "hand over head), unlesse it were because they spake more reason than "the more violent party could answer; and therefore it was come to that "passe, that (cleane contrary to the use, yea, and the honor of Par"liaments too) things were not debated by reason and strength of argu"ment, but by putting it to the question and carrying it by most voices, "where the greatest number were so far from understanding many times "the force of arguments, that they did not, after the vote was past, con"ceive the state or sense of the question, but thought it was enough "for them to vote with Master Pymm or Master Hampden by an im"plicate faith; and if they differed (as seldom they did), then, crosse or "pyle, vote at venture."--A Complaint to the House...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236682335
  • 9781236682338