The Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, to the Accession of Queen Anne, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 59 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
الصفحة 271 - I am certain they have nothing against him, and expected by your letter it would be so, yet I was struck when I was told it ; for methinks it is a dismal thing to have one's friends sent to that place. I have a thousand melancholy thoughts, and cannot help fearing they should hinder you from coming to me ; though how they can do that, without making you a prisoner, I cannot imagine.
الصفحة 68 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law.
الصفحة 235 - I have lost,' he emphatically added ' my wonted skill in physiognomy, if any subject of your majesty can ever attain such a height of military glory, as that to which this combination of sublime perfections must raise him.
الصفحة 84 - AB do declare that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person or against those that are commissioned by him...
الصفحة 116 - Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise : and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
الصفحة 372 - The queen has told all the lords the reasons of her parting with him, viz., " that he neglected all business ; that he was seldom to be understood ; that when he did explain himself, she could not depend upon the truth of what he said ; that he never came to her at the time she appointed ; that he often came drunk ; lastly, to crown all, he behaved himself towards her with bad manners, indecency, and disrespect.
الصفحة 436 - I should have exposed myself to the company. I did for a great while, with a perspective glass, look upon the cliffs, in hopes I might have had one sight of you. We are now out of sight of Margate, and I have neither soul nor spirits, but I do at this minute suffer so much that nothing but being with you can recompense it.
الصفحة 311 - He had , he said , but that moment ascertained that twelve regiments of infantry and two regiments of marines were about to embark, under the command of Talmash, for the purpose of destroying the harbour of Brest and the shipping which lay there. "This," he added, "would be a great advantage to England.

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