The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford; Together with the Autobiography of the Author Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... fourth of which, by direction of the doctor's last will, was given to poor people. 263. I have already taken notice of his lordship's being made a privy councillor, and of the company that came in with him, who were the stiffest opposers of the court in parliament. 237. For the Earl of Shaftesbury was made lord president, the Lord Sunderland secretary of state; the Earl of Essex, Lord Russell, Henry Powell.1 and some others of the malcontent party, were taken in. But this being one of the chief incidents in his lordship's life may require a fair account to be given of it.a 1 Sometimes spelt Powle, a distinguished member of the Whig party. He is said by Burnet to have been " very learned in precedents and parliament journals, and when he had time to prepare himself, a clear and strong speaker." (Oam Time, vol. ii. p. 668.) Like some others of his party, he maintained a correspondence with Barillon, the French ambassador, who calls him "a man fit to fill one of the first posts in England--very eloquent and very able." (Dalrymple' Appendix, p. 261.) 2 On this change in the administration, Sir William Jones had the new-modelling of the bench. "No purt of the change," says Burne:, 264. The long parliament, as to all use to the crown, was grown effete or rather unsafe; for the court party were become a minority and the faction in hopes of a better, did all they could to get it dissolved which gave rise to all that noise and stir as was made about pensions. Nothing ( that the king desired could prevail: but on the other side, plots, and exclusion of the successor were exaggerated to his great disquiet: and, after this parliament was dissolved, another was chosen called the Little Westminster Parliament, ...
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