History of Great Britain, from the union of the crowns to the reign of queen Victoria

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Page 176 - THE harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er, And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more.
Page 58 - ... receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, according to the usage of the Church of England...
Page 212 - Lancaster, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the President of the Board of Trade, Vice-President of Privy Council, the Postmaster-General, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and the President of the Poor Law Board.
Page 213 - London by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, who is a member of the Cabinet. The more populous and older colonies have been placed as much as possible on the footing of self-government ; that is to say, there is in each a legislative assembly elected by the people.
Page 214 - The executive authority in India is vested in the GovernorGeneral or Viceroy, appointed by the Crown, and responsible to the Secretary of State for India. He is assisted in his administrative duties by a Supreme Council sitting at Calcutta, consisting of five ordinary members appointed by himself, with ten additional members for the purpose of framing laws and regulations.
Page 53 - The roar of foreign guns was heard, for the first and last time, by the citizens of London.
Page 150 - May 1812, the premier, Mr Perceval, was shot in the lobby of the House of Commons, by a man named Bellingham, whom some private losses had rendered insane.
Page 185 - ... Mamelon — took the Malakoff tower by a brilliant attack, on the 8th of September. The British made a simultaneous attack, and seized upon the Redan, but they were driven from their position by the terrible fire of the Russians, who swept the fort from every side. On the 9th Prince Gortschakoff piloted the Russian garrison across the harbour to the northern part of the city, having sunk the ships before the retreat. This new position the Russians held but a short time. The Allies immediately...
Page 81 - Out of these expensive wars sprang the National Debt, which has since swelled to a sum so enormous. The Parliament, knowing that the chief value of the English crown in William's eyes was the increased weight it gave him in Continental politics, agreed to furnish large supplies of money for his wars with Louis, on condition that he should give up to the Commons the chief share in the domestic government. Though at first reluctant, he soon yielded to the arrangement with a grace and temper which proved...
Page 133 - King was more to blame than any of his ministers. He would not give way in what he thought was his right as Sovereign of the colonies. . . . Chatham said to the Lords that it was folly to force taxes in the face of a continent in arms.

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