Universal History: From the Creation of the World to the Decease of George III., 1820, Volume 4

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Page 6 - 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 99 - Treves, and Cologne; the king of Bohemia, the Count Palatine, the duke of Saxony, and the margrave of Brandenburg.
Page 50 - No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed of his free tenement and liberties, or outlawed, or banished, or anywise hurt or injured, unless by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land...
Page 77 - 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 me seems most fit the fair to serve That can her best defend from villany, And she most fit his service doth deserve That fairest is, and from her faith will never swerve.
Page 27 - ... was a general survey of all the lands in the kingdom, their extent in each district, their proprietors, tenures, value; the quantity of meadow, pasture, wood, and arable land, which they contained; and in some counties the number of tenants, cottagers, and slaves of all denominations, who lived upon them.
Page 150 - 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 111 - This step led to another still more important. As it was vain to pronounce a sentence which he had not power to execute, Edward demanded possession of the kingdom, that he might be able to deliver it to him whose right should be found preferable; and such was the...
Page 210 - same course which Rome itself had run before it: from virtuous industry to wealth ; from wealth to luxury; from luxury to an impatience of discipline, and corruption of morals : till, by a total degeneracy and loss of virtue, being grown ripe for destruction, it falls a prey at last to some hardy oppressor, and, with the loss of liberty, losing every thing that is valuable, sinks gradually again into its original barbarism.
Page 176 - It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived. Happy ! had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized ; his love of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have rendered his schemes successful ; and, instead of perishing because he had attempted too much, a grateful people would have applauded and seconded his efforts to reform and improve them.
Page 210 - Romans, is become the happy seat of liberty, plenty, and letters ; flourishing in all the arts and refinements of civil life : yet running perhaps the same course which Rome itself had run before it ; from virtuous industry to wealth ; from wealth to luxury ; from luxury to an impatience of discipline and corruption...

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