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Página 316 - So that the whole of your island has been confiscated, with the exception of the estates of five or six old families of English blood, some of whom had been attainted in the reign of Henry VIII. ; but recovered their possessions before Tyrone's Rebellion, and had the good fortune to escape the pillage of the English Republic inflicted by Cromwell ; and no inconsiderable portion of the island has been confiscated twice or perhaps thrice in the course of a century.
Página 135 - Weep not, good Melvil, there is at present great cause for rejoicing. Thou shalt this day see Mary Stewart delivered from all her cares, and such an end put to her tedious sufferings, as she has long expected. Bear witness that I die constant in my religion ; firm in my fidelity towards Scotland ; and unchanged in my affection to France. Commend me to my son. Tell him I have done nothing injurious to his kingdom, to his honour, or to his rights ; and God forgive all those who have thirsted, without...
Página 294 - He professed, that he would have no enemies but the enemies of the covenant...
Página 313 - The article is worth reciting as it bears such a resemblance to the progress practised on paper money. "Brass and copper of the basest kind, old cannon, broken bells, household utensils were assiduously collected ; and from every pound weight of such vile materials, valued at four-pence, pieces were coined and circulated to the amount of five pounds nominal value.
Página 227 - We, therefore, with that grace and acceptance suited to your pious and laudable design, and favourably assenting to your petition, do hold it good and acceptable, that, for extending the borders of the church, restraining the progress of vice, for the correction of manners, the planting of virtue, and the increase of religion, you enter this island, and execute therein whatever shall pertain to the honour of God and welfare of the land...
Página 301 - Shannon on pain of death; and this sentence of deportation was rigidly enforced until the restoration. Their ancient possessions were seized and given up to the conquerors, as were the possessions of every man who had taken part in the rebellion, or followed the fortune of the king after the murder of Charles I.
Página 46 - ... prepared for all this ; but it took a part of the assembly by surprise ; and at length one voice ventured to respond, that no answer could be made to the demand that had been addressed to them while the throne was vacant. "By holy Edward!" cried the English king, " By holy Edward ! whose crown I wear, I will vindicate my just rights or perish in the attempt...
Página 227 - ... hold it good and acceptable, that, for extending the borders of the Church, restraining the progress of vice, for the correction of manners, the planting of virtue, and the increase of religion, you enter this island and execute therein whatever shall pertain to the honour of God and welfare of the land ; and that the people of this land receive you honourably, and reverence you as their lord ; the rights of their churches still remaining sacred and inviolate, and saving to St. Peter the annual...
Página 322 - The command of this fleet was bestowed on the duke of Ormond, with the title of captaingeneral of his most Catholic majesty. He was provided with declarations in the name of that king, importing, that for many good reasons, he had sent part of his land and sea forces into England and Scotland, to act as auxiliaries to king James. His...
Página 118 - ... there had been nothing sufficiently produced nor shown by them against the Queen their sovereign, whereby the Queen of England should conceive or take any evil opinion of the Queen, her good sister, for anything yet seen...

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