General Index to the Twenty-three Volumes of The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England

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Printed; and sold by Thomas Osborne, ... and William Sandby, 1751

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Page 26 - I am the husband, and all the whole isle is my lawful wife ; I am the head and it is my body...
Page 507 - ... that the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the king, state, and defence of the realm and of the church of England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances which daily happen within this realm are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in parliament...
Page 507 - Parliament: and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House of Parliament hath and of right ought to have freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason and bring to conclusion the same...
Page 348 - They humbly desire that, forasmuch as this concerns a person of so great eminency, it may not depend long before your Lordships ; that the examination of the proofs may be expedited ; and if he be found guilty, then to be punished; if not guilty, the accusers to be punished.
Page 62 - Houfe ought not to meddle with Returns, being all made into the Chancery, and are to be corrected or reformed by that Court only, into which they are returned.
Page 395 - Prince in your house, and never such a Prince, whose presence deserveth to be made memorable by records and acts mixed of mercy and justice. Yourselves are either nobles (and compassion ever beateth in the veins of noble blood) or reverend prelates, who are the servants of Him that would not break the bruised reed nor quench the smoking flax.
Page 34 - I will ever prefer the weal of the public and of the whole commonwealth, in making of good laws and constitutions, to any particular and private ends of mine, thinking ever the wealth and weal of the commonwealth to be my greatest weal and worldly felicity...
Page 394 - Lordships how far a defence might in divers things extenuate the offence in respect of the time or manner of the gift, or the like circumstances, but only leave these things to spring out of your own noble thoughts and observations of the evidence and examinations themselves, and charitably to wind about the particulars of the charge here and there, as God shall put into your mind; and so submit myself wholly to your piety and grace.
Page 400 - To the seven and twentieth article of the charge: viz. he took of the French merchants a thousand pounds, to constrain the vintners of London to take from them fifteen hundred tons of wine ; to accomplish which, he used very indirect means, by colour of his office and authority, without bill or suit depending ; terrifying the vintners, by threats and imprisonments of their persons, to buy wines, whereof they had no need or use, at higher rates than they were vendible : I do...
Page 372 - Houfe, and fo be bound to maintain all ' your lawful Privileges, and like the better of you * all the Days of his Life.

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