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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
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d by the revolutions of the times; but he has been falsely charged with political inconsistency. He often changed his associates, never his purposes; Constantia, fide, vix parem alibi invenias, superiorem certe nullibi. Locke's Epitaph on Shaftesbury. Locke, IX. 281. alike the enemy to absolute monarchy and to democratic influence, he resolutely connected his own aggrandizement with the privileges and interests of British commerce, of Protestant religious liberty, and of the landed aristo wonted lights in the heavens were darkened, Shaftesbury was a daring and successful statesman; for he knew how to evolve a rule of conduct from general principles. At a time when John Locke was unknown to the ???669 world, the sagacity of Shaftesbury had detected the deep riches of his mind, and selected him for a bosom friend and adviser in the work of legislation for Carolina. Locke was at this time in the midway of life, adorning the clearest understanding with the graces of gentleness
fter Shaftesbury, who, as James, i. 551. Mackintosh. James, II. 621. 1679. May 27. chancellor, had opened the prison-doors of Bunyan, now, as president of the council, had procured the passage of the habeas corpus act, the commons were prorogued and dissolved. Shaftesbury was displaced, and henceforward the councils of the Stuarts inclined Chap. XVII.} Penn, III. 181 1679 Oct. 5 to absolutism. Immediately universal agitation roused the spirit of the nation. Under the influence of Shaftesbury's genius, on Queen Elizabeth's night, a vast procession, bearing devices and wax figures representing nuns and monks, bishops in copes and mitres, and also—it should be observed, for it proves how much the Presbyterians were courted—bishops in lawn, cardinals in red caps, and, last of all, the pope of Rome, side by side in a litter with the devil, moved through the streets of Dryden London, under the glare of thousands of flambeaux, and in the presence of two hundred thousand spectators;
tempt to plant a colony, 84. Favors colonization, 118. Early slave trade, 173. Claims Maine and Acadia, 148. Restrictive commercial policy of, 194. The reformation in, 274. Jealous of New England, 405. Its democratic revolution, II. 1. Long parliament, 4. Civil war, 8. Presbyterians and Independents, 9. Cromwell, 19. Restoration, 29. Navigation acts, 42. Royal commissioners for New England, 77. Its history from 1660 to 1688, 434. Clarendon's ministry, 435. The cabal, 435. Shaftesbury's, 436. Danby's, 437. Shaftesbury, 438. Tendency to despotism, 440. Tories and whigs, 443. Its aristocratic revolution, 445; III. 3, 9. War with France, 175. Queen Anne's war, 208. Resolves on colonial con-quests, 219. Sends a fleet into the St. Lawrence, 223. Seeks to engross the slave trade, 231. Extent of possessions, 235. Changes its dynasty, 322. Its pacific policy, 325. Claims of, 340. Relations with the colonies, 380. With Spain, 400. It favors the slave trade, 402.