A New Collection of Voyages, Discoveries and Travels: Containing Whatever is Worthy of Notice, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Volume 7

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Page 5 - That king James the Second, 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and people ; and, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws ; and having withdrawn himself out of this kingdom ; has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 12 - It can regulate or newmodel the succession to the crown; as was done in the reign of Henry VIII, and William III. It can alter the...
Page 72 - ... the governor and company of the Bank of England, or by the governor and company of merchants of Great Britain trading to the South Seas and other parts of America...
Page 171 - And therefore the common law of England, as such, has no allowance or authority there; they being no part of the mother country, but distinct, though dependent dominions. They are subject, however, to the control of the parliament, though (like Ireland, Man, and the rest) not bound by any acts of parliament, unless particularly named.
Page 11 - ... to be precarious. The nobility, therefore, are the pillars, which are reared from among the people, more immediately to support the throne; and, if that falls, they must also be buried under its ruins.
Page 452 - Indies. Thurot's armament at Dunkirk was watched by an English squadron in the Downs, commanded by Commodore Boys; the port of Havre was guarded by Rear-Admiral Rodney; Mr.
Page 13 - It can, in short, do every thing that is not naturally impossible ; and therefore some have not scrupled to call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament. True it is, that what the Parliament doth, no authority upon earth can undo...
Page 173 - III. c. 12. expressly declares, that all his majesty's colonies and plantations in America have been, are, and of right ought to be, subordinate to and dependent upon the imperial crown' and parliament of Great Britain...
Page 470 - As he stood conspicuous in the front of the line, he had been aimed at by the enemy's marksmen, and received a shot in the wrist, which however did not oblige him to quit the field. Having wrapped a handkerchief round his hand, he continued giving orders without the least emotion ; and advanced at the head of the grenadiers, with their bayonets fixed; when another ball unfortunately pierced the breast of this young hero,' who fell in the arms of victory, just as the enemy gave way.

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