The English Historical Review

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Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, Sir John Goronwy Edwards
Oxford University Press, 1915
 

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Page 154 - By ill timing the adoption of measures, by delays in the execution of them, or by unwarrantable jealousies, we incur enormous expenses and derive no benefit from them. One State will comply with a requisition of Congress ; another neglects to do it ; a third executes it by halves ; and all differ either in the manner, the matter, or so much in point of time, that we are always working...
Page 263 - ... riches of this new council ; which, in revenues of land or offices, was found to amount to about three hundred thousand pounds a year ; whereas those of a House of Commons are seldom found to have exceeded four hundred thousand pounds. And authority is observed much to follow land: and at the worst, such a council might, out of their own stock, and upon a pinch, furnish the King so far as to relieve some great necessity of the Crown.
Page 78 - But in the conditions of extending business which were current in the latter part of the sixteenth, and the first half of the seventeenth, century...
Page 256 - But nothing he said to me moved me more, than when, upon the said prospect of them all, he told me, he had none left, with whom he could so much as speak of them in confidence, since my Lord Treasurer's being gone. And this gave, I suppose, his Majesty the occasion of entering into more confidence with me, than I could deserve or expect.
Page 256 - It is strange how everybody do now-a-days reflect upon Oliver, and commend him, what brave things he did, and made all the neighbour princes fear him; while here a prince, come in with all the love and prayers and good liking of his people...
Page 551 - The notes I could wish to be very large, in what relates to the persons concerned ; for I have long observed that twenty miles from London nobody understands hints, initial letters, or town-facts and passages : and in a few years not even those who live in London.
Page 261 - When I acquainted them with it, they all received it with equal amazement and pleasure. My lord chancellor said, it looked like a thing from heaven, fallen into his majesty's breast : Lord Essex, that it would leave the parliament and nation in the same dispositions to the king which he found at his coming in : and Lord Sunderland approved it as much as any.
Page 354 - The problem of the criterion" seems to me to be one of the most important and one of the most difficult of all the problems of philosophy.
Page 154 - States respectively act with more energy than they have hitherto done, that our cause is lost. We can no longer drudge on in the old way. By ill-timing the adoption of measures, by delays in the execution of them, or by unwarrantable...
Page 267 - I thought I knew better than he did. So we met, for a while, once a day by turns, at each of our houses, and consulted upon the chief affairs that were then on the anvil, and how they might be best prepared for the Parliament or the Council...

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