The Monitor, Volume 1

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J. Scott, 1760 - 502 pages
 

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Page 250 - ... before men, that they may fee our good works, and glorify our Father, which is in Heaven...
Page 253 - Was worfe than all th'had feap'd in war ; And therefore met in confutation To cant and quack upon the nation ; Not for the fickly patient's fake, Nor what to give, but what to take ; To feel the pulfes of their fees.
Page 208 - The power and majesty of the people, an original contract, the authority and independency of parliament...
Page 166 - Family : and to fecure the nation from any lofs or damage, which might enfue from engagements, into which Britain might be drawn by the connections of the family, on whom the crown was fettled, it was enacted, " That in " cafe the crown and imperial dignity of this " realm fhall hereafter come to any perfon not " being a native of this kingdom of England, €' this nation be not obliged to engage in any " war for the defence of any dominions or ter" ritories, which do not belong to the crown " of...
Page 113 - ... in parliament? neither did they fail in their expectation. What could they have thought of a parliament, that from year to year would have agreed to the continuance of fubfidiary contracts, when Britain had nothing to fear on the continent ; and every thing that a Briton eats, drinks, or wears, muft be taxed towards the maintenance of a people, whofe faith is not to be depended on, and, who were never remarkable for their hireling courage ? I am afraid they would have foon loft the people's confidence...
Page 25 - ... deprived them of their liberty, riches, power, and glory. But, where luxury grows up to favour corruption, and corruption is become neceflary to fupport the luxury of any people ; then, they, whether Greeks, Barbarians, or Britons, will fall into a ftate as miferable, as that of venal Rome : and they will deferve to fall; if they fuffer, under any pretence or by any hands, that conftitution to be ruined; which cannot be deftroyed, unlefs they fuffer it, and cooperate with the enemies of a free...
Page 167 - What then will that fubject be guilty of, that attempts to invalidate that fecurity of the liberty and property, which the people enjoy under the inviolable prefervation of the other claufe in the fame act of fettlement ; by defending fuch meafures, as engage us in the defence of dominions and territories, which do not belong to the crown of England...
Page 345 - ... tious temper, and through a fear that contend* ing with the court might produce another war. ' Some gave into this fide out of gratitude to * King Charles, and many others through mere * affection to his perfon ; for without doubt he ' was a moft engaging prince. Others went into * it from a real conviction of their minds, that * the king was not fafe without more power : to ' which opinion they were chiefly led, by ob' ferving the rafh councils, unquiet fpirits, and ' infolent behaviour of fome...
Page 469 - We have lately been told . Of two admirals bold* Who engaged in a terrible fight : They met after noon : Which I think -was toofoon ; j4s they both r*n away before night.
Page 249 - SHALL only beg leave to alk, whether you think a people, who have a right to feek for the protection of their property and lives, are not obliged to fubmit to the ordinances of that power, by whom they are protected, when thofe ordinances do not clam with the commandments of God, nor with the liberties of the fubject ? whether the meafure of a...

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