The History Of England From The Accession Of James Ii. (vol.5 Ed. By Lady Trevelyan)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Babington Macaulay

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...month in theatres and taverns, he magnified into an attack on the liberties of the nation, an attempt to introduce a military tyranny. The question Vol. v. R the common ancestor of the poet, trial, the most remarkable event in of his "first love Theodora Cowper, the history of the family; nor do' and of Lady Hesketh; but that believe that any allusion to that none of those biographers makes the trial can be found in any of the faintest allusion to the Hertford poet's numerous letters. CHAP. XXV. 1699. Discontent of the nation. was whether a soldier was to be permitted to insult English gentlemen, and, if they murmured, to cut their throats? It was moved in the Court of King's Bench that Kirke should either be brought to immediate trial or admitted to bail. Shower, as counsel for Seymour, opposed the motion. But Seymour was not content to leave the case in Shower's hands. In defiance of all decency, he went to Westminster Hall, demanded a hearing, and pronounced a harangue against standing armies. "Here," he said, "is a man who lives on money taken out of our pockets. The plea set up for taxing us in order to support him is that his sword protects us, and enables us to live in peace and security. And is he to be suffered to use that sword to destroy us?" Kirke was tried and found guilty of manslaughter. In his case, as in the case of Spencer Copper, an attempt was made to obtain a writ of appeal. The attempt failed; and Seymour was disappointed ot his revenge: but he was not left without consolation. If he had lost a son, he had found, what he seems to have prized quite as much, a fertile theme for invective. The King, on his return from the Continent, found his subjects in no bland humour. All Scotland, exasperated by the fate of 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...month in theatres and taverns, he magnified into an attack on the liberties of the nation, an attempt to introd...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217388310

ISBN - 13:9780217388313

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