An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Revolution in L688, Volume 3

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J. Mawman, 1803
 

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Page 152 - That as to dispute what God may do is blasphemy, ... so is it sedition in subjects to dispute what a king may do in the height of his power.
Page 435 - ... of the kingdom, and altered it from a legal and limited monarchy to an arbitrary despotic power, and had governed the same to the subversion of the Protestant religion, and violation of the laws and liberties of the nation, inverting all the ends of government; whereby he had forfaulted the right of the crown, and the throne was become vacant...
Page 153 - Whether he might not take his subjects' money, when he needed it, without all this formality of parliament ? Neile replied, u God forbid you should not : for you are the breath of our nostrils.
Page 235 - Your majesty having tried all ways, and being refused, you shall be acquitted before God and man. And you have an army in Ireland that you may employ to reduce this kingdom to obedience ; for I am confident the Scots cannot hold out five months.
Page 170 - ... replied that there were many precedents in the late queen's time, where she had restrained the house from meddling in politics of divers kinds. This, as a matter of fact, was too notorious to be denied. A motion was made for a committee " to search for precedents of ancient as well as later times, that do concern any messages from the sovereign magistrate, king or queen of this realm, touching petitions offered to the house of commons.
Page 452 - ... that it may be declared and enacted, That all and singular the rights and liberties asserted and claimed in the said declaration, are the true, ancient, and indubitable rights and liberties of the people of this kingdom...
Page 349 - For they assured him, that there was more in this matter than he perceived ; that those who put him upon it were no enemies to Charles Stuart ; and that if he accepted of it, he would infallibly draw ruin on himself and friends. Having thus sounded their inclinations, that he might conclude in the manner he had begun, he told them they were a couple of scrupulous fellows, and so departed.
Page 449 - That the railing or keeping a (landing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unlefs it be with confent of parliament, is againft law.
Page 56 - The glaring impofition upon the public, thus attempted by the authority and direction of the crown, affords a noted example of the unprincipled meafures of that reign, and conveys a ftrong...
Page 348 - Lieutenant-General with him, where he began to droll with them about monarchy, and speaking slightly of it, said it was but a feather in a man's cap, and therefore wondered that men would not please the children, and permit them to enjoy their rattle.

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