Observations made during a tour in 1816 and 1817: through that part of the Netherlands, which comprises Ostend, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Malines & Antwerp

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الصفحة 123 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
الصفحة 114 - Christianity; and that all those who should injure or persecute any person under religious pretences, and on account of their opinions, should be declared and proceeded against as public enemies of the empire, invaders of its liberty, and disturbers of its peace.
الصفحة 114 - Roman pontiff, and from the authority and superintendence of the bishops ; that they were left at perfect liberty to enact laws for themselves, relating to their religious sentiments, discipline, and worship ; that all the inhabitants of the German empire should be allowed to judge for themselves in religious matters, and to join themselves to that church whose doctrine and worship they thought the...
الصفحة 107 - At the same time registers shall be opened, in which every inhabitant who is the head of a family, may come and insert a simple vote of rejection of one or more of the deputies named. It is according to the result which these registers shall afford, that the...
الصفحة 104 - Art. I.— This union is to be intimate and complete, so that the two countries shall form one and the same state, governed by the Constitution already established in Holland, which shall be modified by common consent, according to the new state of things. II. — No innovation shall be made...
الصفحة 107 - For this purpose, deputies (notables) shall be assembled from every arrondissement, in the proportion of one for 2000 inhabitants. We have ordered that the choice shall be made with impartiality among the persons most estimable, and most worthy of the confidence of their fellow citizens. But in order to be certain that our intentions in this respect have been fulfilled, and that those who are going to be named deputies, are really deserving of the honour of being the organs of the general opinion...
الصفحة 108 - All our efforts will be directed to cement the foundalions of its prosperity and glory, and the citizens of all classes, and all the provinces shall have in us a benevolent and impartial protector of their rights and their welfare. In particular we guarantee to the Catholic Church its establishment and its liberties, and we shall not lose sight of the examples of wisdom and moderation in this respect, which have been left us by our predecessors, your ancient sovereigns, whose memory is so justly...
الصفحة 104 - WILLIAM III., by the grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange, Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, &c., &c., &c.
الصفحة 108 - Belgians, are the measures which we have judged the most proper for the establishment of a compact which is to fix your destinies, and to hasten the moment when your Sovereign will be surrounded by a representation faithfully constituted. Happy to reign over a free, brave, and industrious...
الصفحة 114 - There is in China no state religion. None is paid, preferred, or encouraged by it. The Emperor is of one faith ; many of the mandarines of another; ajid the majority of the common people of a third, which is that of Fo.

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