Bishop Burnet's History Of His Own Time; With The Suppressed Passages Of The First Volume, And…

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byGilbert Burnet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...and dreadful, if the successor should not be brought over: if king Charles had been in Spain when the late king died, probably that would have prevented all this war in which we were now engaged. With these lords, by a strange reverse, all the tories joined; and by another, and as strange a reverse, all the whigs joined in opposing it. They thought this matter was to be left wholly to the queen; that it was neither proper nor safe, either for the crown or for the nation, that the heir should not be in an entire dependance on the queen; a rivalry between two courts might throw us into great distractions, and be attended with very ill consequences. The next successor had expressed a full satisfaction, and rested on the assurances the queen had given her, of her firm adherence to her title, and to the maintaining of it: the nation was prepared for it, by the orders the queen had given to name her in the daily prayers of the church: great endeavours had been used to bring the Scotch nation to declare the same successor. It was true, we still wanted one great security, we had not yet made any provision for carrying on the government, for maintaining the public quiet, for proclaiming and sending for the successor, and for keeping things in order till the successor should come: it seemed therefore necessary to make an effectual provision against the disorders that might happen in such an interval. This was proposed first by myself, and it was seconded by the lord Go-dolphin, and all the whigs went into it; and so the question was put upon the other motion, as first made, by a previous division, whether that should be put or not, and was carried in the negative by about 1705. three to one. " The queen heard the debate, and seemed amazed at the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...and dreadful, if the successor should not be brought over: if king Charles had been in Spain when the late king...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217958516

ISBN - 13:9780217958516

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