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Page 8 - How could communities, Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods in cities, Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, The primogenitive and due of birth, Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows...
Page 154 - It is no less, sir, in a confidence of the generosity of your mind, than on account of your superior station, that I have chosen to importune you with this letter.
Page 245 - Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which stands prorogued to Tuesday, the 13th day of April next...
Page 141 - Kingdom, or that he ought not to enjoy the same, here is his Champion, who saith that he lieth, and is a false traitor ; being ready in person to combat with him, and in this quarrel will adventure his life against him on what day soever he shall be appointed.
Page 161 - all peers,' for though bishops, on account of the baronies annexed to their...
Page 60 - For, though in general the union of the legislative and judicial powers ought to be most carefully avoided (/), yet it may happen that a subject, intrusted with the administration of public affairs, may infringe the rights of the people, and be guilty of such crimes, as the [*261] ordinary magistrate either *dares not or cannot punish.
Page 135 - OF Nelson and the North Sing the glorious day's renown, When to battle fierce came forth All the might of Denmark's crown, And her arms along the deep proudly shone : By each gun the lighted brand In a bold determined hand. And the Prince of all the land Led them on.
Page 191 - Swift much admires the place and air, And longs to be a canon there, In summer round the park to ride, In winter never to reside. ' A Canon ! that's a place too mean ; No, Doctor, you shall be a Dean ; Two dozen canons round your stall, And you the tyrant o'er them all : You need but cross the Irish seas, To live in plenty, power, and ease.
Page 51 - Proxy bein-g qualified according to law). And the Lord Clerk Register, or such two of the Principal Clerks of the Session as shall be appointed by him to officiate in his name, are hereby respectively required to attend such Meeting, and to administer the Oaths required by law to be taken there by the said Peers, and to take their votes ; and immediately after such Election made and duly examined, to certify the names of...