The Works of W. Robertson: With an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 1

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Whitmore and Fenn, 1824
 

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Page 385 - Buchanan, to wait upon the duke of Norfolk, the earl of Sussex, and sir Ralph Sadler, and...
Page xxviii - New World. I have always thought with you, that we possess at this time very great advantages towards the knowledge of human nature.
Page ii - ... scene in which he acted. On one occasion, (when the capital of Scotland was in danger of falling into the hands of the rebels) the state of public affairs appeared so critical, that he thought himself justified in laying aside, for a time, the pacific habits of his profession, and in quitting his parochial residence at Gladsmuir, to join the volunteers of Edinburgh : and when, at last, it was determined that the city should be surrendered, lie was one of the small band who repaired to Haddington,...
Page 95 - ... hands straight afore them, and their followers in that order so hard at their backs, laying their pikes over their foregoers' shoulders, that, if they do assail undiscovered, no force can well withstand them. Standing at defence they thrust...
Page 317 - Fiejd, in order to be present at a masque in the palace. At two next morning, the house in which the king lay was blown up with gunpowder. The noise and shock which this sudden explosion occasioned, alarmed the whole city.
Page xiv - Dr. Douglas told me yesterday that he '' had seen the Bishop of Norwich, who had just " bought the book from the high commendations " he heard of it from Mr. Legge. Mallet told me " that Lord Mansfield is at a loss whether he shall " most esteem the matter or the style. Elliot told " me, that being in company with George Gren" ville, that Gentleman was speaking loud in the
Page xxxvii - Protestants; hereby utterly renouncing and abjuring any obedience or allegiance unto any other person claiming or pretending a right to the crown of these realms. And I do swear, that I do reject and detest as an unchristian and impious position, that it is lawful to murder or destroy any person or persons whatsoever, for or under pretence of their being heretics...
Page vi - God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the word : and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God and government of the church, common to human actions and societies, which are to be ordered by the light of nature, and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the word, which are always to be observed.
Page lxi - Scottish History are dark and fabulous. Nations, as well as men, arrive at maturity by degrees, and the events which happened during their infancy or early youth, cannot be recollected, and deserve not to be remembered.
Page 211 - Scotland, when the administration fell into the hands of a young queen, not nineteen years of age, unacquainted with the manners and laws of her country, a stranger to her subjects, without experience, without allies, and almost without a friend.

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