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" a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker in the house of commons, and capable of bearing the chief ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did. "
A biographical history of England, adapted to a methodical catalogue of ... - Side 126
av James Granger - 1824
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Excursions from Bath

Richard Warner - 1801 - 346 sider
...like his father, a pattern of integrity and honesty; the best speaker, according to Bishop Burnet, in the House of Commons, and capable of bearing the...it, and deserved it more than all the rest did. He received the honour of knighthood in 1657, and was made one of the commissioners of the treasury in...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Volum 3

Arthur Collins - 1812
...great notions and eminent virtues: ihe best speaker in the house of commons, and capable of bearing ihe chief ministry, as it was once thought he was very...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." However, as he was loo honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelling with the Duke...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...eminent virtues: the be-t speaker in the house of common", and capable of bearing the chief minisiry, as it was once thought he was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." However, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelling with the Duke...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volum 10

Alexander Chalmers - 1813
...made one of the commissioners of the treasury on May 24, 1667 ; being, as bishop Burnet relates, " a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." Yet, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelled with the duke of Buckingham,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1813
...made one of the commissioners of the treasury on May 24, 1667 ; being, as bishop Burnet relates, " a man of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." Yet, as he was too honest to engage in the designs of that reign, and quarrelled with the duke of Buckingham,...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed ..., Volum 1

Gilbert Burnet - 1823
...concerns of the sea very particularly. He had a very able secretary about him, sir William Coventry: a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best...ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it. The duke found all the great seamen had a deep tincture from their education: they both hated popery...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed ..., Volum 6

Gilbert Burnet - 1823
...24 May, 1667. See Wood's Athene Oxon. vol. ii. p. 601, edit. 1692. He was, as bishop Burnet relates, a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best...bearing the chief ministry, as it was once thought lie was very near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." See Collins's Peerage of England,...
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A Biographical History of England: From Egbert the Great to the Revolution ...

James Granger - 1824
...the 68th year of his age ; he was unmarried. SIR WILLIAM COVENTRY ; from the collection atLongleat, in Adolphus's "British Cabinet" E. Harding sc. 4to....he was forbid the court, and he retired to Minster Lovel, in Oxfordshire. There he lived privately, devoting himself to religion ; and though considerable...
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A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and ...

John Burke - 1831 - 631 sider
...(Sir), a privy-councillor, secretary of the adjniralty, temp. Charles II. " A man," says Burnet, " of great notions and eminent virtues ; the best speaker...near it, and deserved it more than all the rest did." Sir William was, however, forbid the court for sending a challenge to the Duke of Buckingham; after...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With Notes by the Earls of ..., Volum 1

Gilbert Burnet - 1833
...concerns of the sea very particularly. He had a very able secretary about him, sir William Coventry : a man of great notions and eminent virtues, the best...ministry, as it was once thought he was very near it. The duke found all the great seamen had a deep tincture from their education : they both hated popery...
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