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" It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do; good Christians content themselves with his will revealed in his Word; so it is presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do; or to say that a king cannot do this or that;... "
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon. George Frisbie ... - Page 274
by Charles Sumner - 1900
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 6

1824
...are significantly explained in the following sentence of bis Speech m the Star-chamber, in 1616 : ' It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do ; good Christians content themselves with bis will revealed in his word : So it is 8 resumption and high contempt in a subject to ispnte what...
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Blighted Ambition, Or, The Rise and Fall of the Earl of Somerset: A Romance ...

1822 - 407 pages
...state, for it is a transcendent matter and must not be sliberely talked of with over rash wilfulness. " It is atheism and blasphemy [to dispute what God can...themselves with his will revealed in his word; so it's presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot...
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The Republican, Volume 8

Richard Carlile - 1823
...princes, and to take away the mystical reverence that belongs unto them that sit on the throne of God. It is Atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can...themselves with his will revealed in his word : so it is high contempt and presumption in a subject to dispute what a King can do, or say that a King cannot...
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Calvinism and Arminianism compared in their principles and tendency: or The ...

James Nichols - 1824 - 455 pages
...the following sentence of his Speech in the Star-chamher, in l6lti : " It is atheism and hlasphemy to dispute what God can do ; good Christians content...word : So it is presumption and high contempt in a suhject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do THIS or THAT, This paragraph may...
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The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry ..., Volume 1

Henry Hallam - 1827 - 1368 pages
...notorious. 1 " It is atheism and blasphemy, " he says in a speech made in the star-chamber, i6i6, " to dispute what God can do; good Christians content...can do , or say that a king cannot do this or that. " King James's Works , p. 557. It is probable that his familiar conversation was full of this rodomontade...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Volume 7

Edward Mammatt - 1837
...none."t And in a speech made in the Star Chamber he asserts, " It is atheism and blasphemy to declare what God can do ; good Christians content themselves...will revealed in his word : so it is presumption and contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do this or that."t A...
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The Living Age, Volume 235

1902
...prerogative of the Crown Is no subject for the tongue of a lawyer, nor Is lawful to be disputed." and that It is "presumption and high contempt In a subject...a king can do or say that a king cannot do this." Scarcely less strange to modern ears Is the speech of Charles I. when he bid the House remember that...
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The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the ...

Henry Hallam - 1849 - 737 pages
...treaty of * " It is atheism and blasphemy." he says, in a speech made in the Star Chamber, 1616. " to dispute what God can do ; good Christians content...to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king can not do this or that"— King James's Works, p. 557. It is probable that his familiar conversation...
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Heath's Book of Beauty: With Beautifully Finished Engravings, from Drawings ...

1849
...that as it is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do, so it is presumption and high contempt to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do this or that ; and he more emphatically adorned and recommended them by his peculiar graces of speech. An unimpeachable...
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The treasure-seeker's daughter

Hannah Lawrance - 1852 - 256 pages
...saxteen, ' as good Christians content themselves wi' God's will as revealed in his word, so it is ane high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king canna do it.' " " Most undoubtedly, sire," replied the bishop ; while the gifted chancellor, alas !...
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