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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (Volume 7-8) (Paperback) Loot Price: R830
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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (Volume 7-8) (Paperback): Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay

The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (Volume 7-8) (Paperback)

Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... no longer a minister, had obtained admission to the royal closet, and had strongly represented to the King the dangers which threatened the state. The King had at length consented to let it be understood that he considered the passing of the bill as on the whole the less of two great evils. It was soon clear that the temper of the Peers had undergone a considerable alteration since the preceding day. Scarcely any, indeed, changed sides. But not a few abstained from voting. Wharton, who had at first spoken powerfully for the amendments, left town for Newmarket. On the other hand, some Lords who had not yet taken their part came down to give a healing vote. Among them were the two persons to whom the education of the young heir apparent had been entrusted, Marlborough and Burnet. Marlborough showed his usual prudence. He had remained neutral while by taking a part he must have offended either the House of Commons or the King. He took a part as soon as he saw that it was possible to please both. Burnet, alarmed for the public peace, was in a state of great excitement, and, as was usual with him when in such a state, forgot dignity and decorum, called out "stuff" in a very audible voice while a noble lord was haranguing in favour of the amendments, and was in great danger of being reprimanded. at the bar or delivered over to Black Rod. The motion on Which the division took place was that the House do adhere to the amendments. There were forty contents and thirty seven not contents. Proxies were called; and the numbers were found to be exactly even. In the House of Lords there is no casting vote. When the numbers are even, the non contents have it. The motion to adhere had therefore been negatived. But this was not enough. It was necessary that an affirmativ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-84750-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-84750-7
Barcode: 9781153847506

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