The history of England from the accession of James II.

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Easy to read, pages flew by, when I picked it up. Gives a thorough picture of England in the 1600s. More accessible than Gibbon, language easier to pick up. قراءة التقييم بأكمله


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الصفحة 366 - An Epistolary Discourse proving from Scripture and the First Fathers that the Soul is naturally Mortal, but Immortalized actually by the Pleasure of God to Punishment or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit, wherein is proved that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit since the Apostles but only the Bishops.
الصفحة 235 - When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys : I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
الصفحة 377 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
الصفحة 67 - It will not bear to be tried by sound general principles. Nay, it will not bear to be tried by any principle, sound or unsound. The sound principle undoubtedly is, that mere theological error ought not to be punished by the civil magistrate.
الصفحة 539 - Marlborough's operations were, he lost a much greater number of men by disease than by the fire of the enemy. He presented himself at Kensington only five weeks after he had sailed from Portsmouth, and was most graciously received. " No officer living," said William, " who has seen so little service as my Lord Marlborough, is so fit for great commands."* In Scotland, as in Ireland, the aspect of things had, during this memorable summer, changed greatly for the better.
الصفحة 347 - Walcourt could not altogether drown the voices of those who muttered that, wherever a broad piece was to be saved or got, this hero was a mere Euclio, a mere Harpagon ; that, though he drew a large allowance under pretence of keeping a public table, he never asked an officer to dinner...
الصفحة 191 - Yet it is impossible for the moralist or the statesman to look with unmixed complacency on the solemnities with which Londonderry commemorates her deliverance, and on the honours which she pays to those who saved her. Unhappily the animosities of her brave champions have descended with their glory. The faults which are ordinarily found in dominant castes and dominant sects have not seldom shown themselves without disguise at her festivities ; and even with the expressions of pious gratitude which...
الصفحة 190 - English topmasts in the distant bay. Such a monument was well deserved; yet it was scarcely needed : for in truth the whole city is to this day a monument of the great deliverance. The wall is carefully preserved ; nor would any plea of health or convenience be held by the inhabitants sufBcient to justify the demolition of that sacred enclosure which, in the evil time, gave shelter to their race and their religion.* The summit of the ramparts forms a pleasant walk.
الصفحة 184 - By this time July was far advanced ; and the state of the city was, hour by hour, becoming more frightful. The number of the inhabitants had been thinned more by famine and disease than, by the fire of the enemy. Yet that fire was sharper and more constant than ever. One of the gates was beaten in : one of the bastions was laid in ruins ; but the breaches made by day were repaired by night with indefatigable activity. Every attack was still repelled. But the fighting men of the garrison were so much...
الصفحة 107 - The arbutus thrives better than even on the sunny shore of Calabria. The turf is of livelier hue than elsewhere ; the hills glow with a richer purple ; the varnish of the holly and ivy is more glossy ; and berries of a brighter red peep through foliage of a brighter green.

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