A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World ...

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Vernon & Hood, 1801 - Geography - 1076 pages

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Page 259 - that king James II. having endeavoured to fubvert the conftitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jefuits, and other, wicked perfons, having violated the fundamental laws, and having withdrawn himfelf out of this kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 264 - the ordinary courfe of the laws, are within the reach of this extraordinary tribunal. It can regulate or new model the fucceflion to the crown : as was done in the reign of Henry 'VIII. and William III. It can alter
Page 347 - by our indulgence, until they are grown to a good degree of ftrength and opulence, and protected by our arms, will they grudge to contribute their mite to relieve us from the heavy load of national
Page 268 - ways, it is then, and not before, A ftatute or aft of parliament. This ftatute or aft is placed among the records of the kingdom : there needing no formal promulgation to give it the force of a law, as was neceflary by the civil law with regard to the
Page 265 - judges of the court of king's bench and common pleas, and fuch of the barons of the exchequer as are of the degree of the coif, or have been made ferjeants at law ; as likewife by the mailers of the court of chancery ; for their advice in point of law, and for the greater dignity of their proceedings. The
Page 266 - then made to it ; and, if a new claufe be added, it is done by tacking a feparate piece of parchment on the bill, which is called a rider. The fpeaker then again opens the contents ; and holding it up in his hands puts the queftion whether the bill
Page 286 - no man ihould take up arms but with a view to defend his country and its laws : he puts not off the citizen when he enters the camp ; but it is becaufe he is a citizen and would
Page 261 - the latter of thefe three branches we may farther remark, that by the act of union, 5 Ann. c. 8. two preceding ftatutes are recited and confirmed ; the one of the parliament of Scotland, the other of the parliament of England, which enaft ; the former, that every king at his
Page 266 - upon the mere petition) leave is given to bring in the bill. In public matters, the bill is brought in upon motion made to the houfe without any petition. (In the houfe of lords, if the bill begins there, it is, .when of a private nature, referred to two of the judges, to examine and report the ftate of the
Page 287 - of the crown of Great Britain, and the prefervation of the balance of power in Europe, to maintain, even in time of peace, a Handing body' of troops, under the command of the crown ; who are, however,

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