The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 7

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Page 442 - Regiment of Foot, In different parts of Europe, And in the year 1745, fought under the command Of the Duke of Cumberland, At the Battle of Fontenoy, Where she received a Bayonet Wound in her arm. Her long life, which commenced in the...
Page 254 - Signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said Thomas Coutts, the testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, . .- .
Page 254 - Signed sealed published and declared by the said Anthony Todd the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Page 331 - Circumstanced as they were, to this imperious menace there was no alternative but submission. In consequence of the death of their comrades, by the firing of the marines, the seamen were proceeding to hang...
Page 270 - But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age: Shall quips, and sentences, and these paper bullets of the brain, awe a man from the career of his humour?
Page 409 - An act for better raising and securing the fund for the relief of widows and children of burgh and parochial schoolmasters in Scotland.
Page 200 - At the latter period, (having attained the rank of vice-admiral in 1799,) he was appointed third in command of the channel fleet, and hoisted his flag on board the Neptune of 98 guns. In the spring of 1802, he proceeded to Newfoundland as governor of that island, and Commander-in-chief of the squadron employed for its protection.
Page 227 - ... internal ornament and accommodation, intended to resist the ravages of time, without an idea of the revolutions of fashion. One apartment, seldom omitted in houses of this rank and date, but never found in those of higher antiquity, was a long gallery for music and dancing, sometimes 150 feet long ; a proof that the hall was now beginning to be deserted. At all events the practice of dining in these great apartments at different tables according to the rank of the guests, was scarcely continued...
Page 122 - No man is by nature the property of another — The defendant is therefore by nature free — The rights of nature must be some way forfeited before they can be justly taken away — That the defendant has by any act forfeited the rights of nature we require to be proved ; and if no proof of such forfeiture can be given, we doubt not the justice of the court will declare him free.
Page 375 - ... was testified by the marks of respect which he received from various public bodies, and, in particular, by the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws conferred on him by the University of Oxford. He also enjoyed...

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