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Page 116 - To the estates and fortunes of the citizens it was merciless, but to their lives very favourable, that it might in all things resemble the last conflagration of the world.
Page 116 - The destruction was sudden, for in a small space of time, the city was seen most flourishing, and reduced to nothing. Three days after, when this fatal fire had baffled all human counsels and endeavours, in the opinion of all, it stopped, as it were, by a command from heaven, and was on every side extinguished. But Papistical malice, which perpetrated such mischiefs, is not yet restrained.
Page 224 - ... and for default of such issue to the princess Anne of Denmark, and the heirs of her body ; and for default of such issue to the heirs of the body of the said Prince of Orange.
Page 32 - And thus the reciprocations continue, one flood and ebb running twelve hours eaftward, and another twelve hours weftward, till four days before the full and new moon ; and then they refume their ordinary regular courfe as before, running eaft during the fix hours of flood, and weft during the fix of ebb. There is another extraordinary irregularity in the tides, which never fails : that •whereas between the vernal and autumnal equinox, that is, for fix months together, the courfe of irregular tides...
Page 166 - Britain, and have rank and precedency next and immediately after the peers of the like orders and degrees in England at the time of the union, and before all peers of Great Britain, of the like orders and degrees, who...
Page 257 - These places are of considerable profit. -Al'Secretary of State being a Baron, takes place of all other Barons ; but if above the degree of a Baron, then he takes place only according to the seniority of his creation. If a Knight, and has no other qualifications, he has the precedence of all other Knights.
Page 25 - A COMMISSARY, who is an officer under the Chancellor. He holds a court of record for all privileged persons and scholars under the degree of MA In this court, all causes are tried and determined by the civil and statute law, and by the custom of the University.
Page 37 - Bounty (that is, the governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy).
Page 117 - Faith, a most gracious prince, commiserating the deplorable state of things, whilst the ruins were yet smoking, provided for the comfort of his citizens, and the ornament of his city ; remitted their taxes, and referred the petitions of the magistrates and inhabitants to the parliament, who immediately passed an act, that public works should be restored to greater beauty, with public money, to be raised by an imposition on coals; that churches, and the Cathedral of St.