Universal History from the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Contury, Volume 5

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Page 137 - James, who was killed by the bursting of a cannon at the siege of Roxburgh, in the thirtieth year of his age.
Page 35 - Treves; the King of Bohemia; the Count Palatine, the Duke of Saxony, and the Margrave of Brandenburg.
Page 100 - In short, the maxim of preserving the balance of power is founded so much on common sense and obvious reasoning, that it is impossible it could altogether have escaped antiquity, where we find, in other particulars, so many marks of deep penetration and discernment.
Page 100 - In all the politics of Greece, the anxiety, with regard to the balance of power, is apparent, and is expressly pointed out to us, even by the ancient historians. Thucydides represents the league which was formed against Athens, and which produced the Peloponnesian war, as entirely owing to this principle.
Page 8 - It hath been through all ages ever seen, That •with the praise of arms and chivalry The prize of beauty still hath joined been, And that for reason's special privity ; For either doth on other much rely ; For he...
Page 180 - Asia; they took a wider range, and following the course which the ancients had marked out, imported the commodities of the East Indies from Alexandria. When Egypt was torn from the Roman empire by the Arabians, the industry of the Greeks discovered a new channel, by which the productions of India might be conveyed to Constantinople. They were carried up the Indus, as far as that great...
Page 138 - Rothesay, the king's eldest son, a youth of fifteen to set himself at their head, they openly declared their intention of depriving James of a crown of which he had discovered himself to be so unworthy.
Page 101 - Carthage should be safe ; lest by its fall the remaining power should be able, without contrast or opposition, to execute every purpose and undertaking. And here he acted with great wisdom and prudence. For that is never, on any account, to be overlooked ; nor ought such a force ever to be thrown into one hand, as to incapacitate the neighbouring states from defending their rights against it.
Page 102 - BRiTAiN, at the end of the Fifteenth and beginning of the Sixteenth Century — Ferdinand and Isabella — Extinction of the Moors in Spain — Lewis XII.
Page 268 - This doctor, coming with the commission to Chester, on his journey, the mayor of that city, hearing that her Majesty was sending a messenger into Ireland, and he being a church-man, waited on the doctor, who, in discourse with the mayor, taketh out of a cloak-bag a leather box, saying unto him — " Here is a commission that shall lash the Heretics of Ireland ;" calling the Protestants by that title.

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