Other editions - View all
Abbé afterwards ambassador amidst ancient antiquary appears BACON Bibles bishop Boccaccio Buckingham called catholic character Charles church Cicero Coke collection copy court curious death declared discovered discovery Dudley Digges duke Duke of Anjou Earl edition Elizabeth England English evil favour favourite feelings forgeries France French French revolution genius George Steevens hand historian honour human imagined invention James Jesuits John Elliot king king's learned Lenglet letter liberty literary literary forgery lived Long Parliament Lord majesty manuscript ment mind minister monarch Montluc nation nature never observed OLDYS Oldys's parliament party passed passion persons Petrarch philosopher Plutarch poet political prediction preserved Prince principle printed proclamation protestants puritans queen religion remarkable royal Rump says scene secret history seems Series Sir Edward Coke sovereign speech spirit Steevens Tacitus things tion told toleration volume writer
Page 30 - On this point of taxes the ablest pens and most eloquent tongues have been exercised, the greatest spirits have acted and suffered.
Page 289 - ... the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of...
Page 29 - Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found. Liberty inheres in some sensible object ; and every nation has formed to itself some favourite point, which by way of eminence becomes the criterion of their happiness.
Page 193 - Such then was the fate of Lord Bacon ; a history not written by his biographers, but which may serve as a comment on that obscure passage dropped from the pen of his chaplain, and already quoted, that he was more valued abroad than at home.
Page 98 - Polity,' wherein the authority of the civil magistrate over the consciences of subjects in matters of external religion is asserted ; the mischiefs and inconveniences of toleration are represented, and all pretences pleaded in behalf of liberty of conscience are fully answered.
Page 40 - No, sir ; let it alone. It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Page 196 - That afternoon, by signs, she called for her council, and by putting her hand to her head, when the King of Scots was named to succeed her, they all knew he was the man she desired should reign after her.
Page 289 - It is the highest impertinence. and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch' over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Page 377 - God forbid, should not do your duties in contributing what the state at this time needs, I must, in discharge of my conscience, use those other means which God hath put into my hands, to save that which the follies of particular men may otherwise hazard to lose.