The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 10

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Bell, 1925
 

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Page 103 - Majesty the several rates and duties hereinafter mentioned; and do most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the king's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal...
Page 298 - I, AB, do in the Presence of Almighty God promise, vow and protest, To maintain and defend as far as lawfully I may, with my life, power and estate, the True Reformed Protestant Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of England...
Page 374 - The emissaries of the party are so diligent in spreading ridiculous fictions of this kind, that at present, if we may credit common report, there are several remote parts of the nation in which it is firmly believed, that all the churches in London are shut up; and that, if any clergyman walks the streets in his habit, it is ten to one but he is knocked down by some sturdy schismatic.
Page 118 - Marlborough's deduction of two and a half per cent, from the pay of the foreign troops, was also applied for carrying on the war." Lastly, within this period is to be included the Act passed to prevent the disturbing those of the Episcopal Communion in...
Page 322 - ... so young, that he was rather delighted with the journeys he had made, than sensible that he had not entered upon them with reason enough ; and was fortified with a firm resolution never to acknowledge that he had committed any error.
Page 319 - All which information arrived at the same time with the commissioners, that they who were about the king might not be too much exalted with their master's being declared king of one of his three kingdoms. And it was very manifest, by all that passed then and afterwards, that the marquis of Argyle meant only to satisfy the people in declaring that they had a king, without which they could not be satisfied, but that such conditions should be put upon him as he knew he would not submit to...
Page 305 - ... he writ two large discourses against the principal positions of that religion, with that sharpness of style, and full weight of reason, that the church is deprived of great jewels in the concealment of them, and that they are not published to the world.
Page 362 - They infused all this into the queen. They said she would certainly be impeached, and witnesses would be set up against her and her son : the king's mother had been impeached in the long parliament : and she was to look for nothing but violence. So the queen took up a sudden resolution of going to France with the child. The midwife, together with all who were assisting at the birth, were also carried over, or so disposed of, that it could never be learned what became of them afterwards.
Page 154 - The nature of this proposal is such that it executes itself; the interest of Spain is to support it ; and in France, the persons to whom that succession is to belong will be ready and powerful enough to vindicate their own right. " France and Spain are now more effectually divided than ever. And thus, by the blessing of God, will a real balance of power be fixed in Europe, and remain liable to as few accidents as human affairs can be exempted from.
Page 27 - Tory principle ; and continued with a strong bias that way, till the other party had bid higher for him than his friends could afford to give. His want of literature is in some sort supplied by a good understanding, a degree of natural elocution, and that knowledge of the world which is learned in armies and courts. We are not to take...

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