The history of political literature, Volume 2

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Page 111 - And whereas of late great companies of soldiers and mariners have been dispersed into divers counties of the realm, and the inhabitants against their wills have been compelled to receive them into their houses, and there to suffer them to sojourn, against the laws and customs of this realm, and to the great grievance and vexation of the people.
Page 104 - 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 ; 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 135 - But we do hope to find out all your tricks, Your plots and packing, worse than those of Trent, That so the Parliament May, with their wholesome and preventive shears, Clip your phylacteries, though baulk your ears, And succour our just fears When they shall read this clearly in your charge, New Presbyter is but Old Priest writ large.
Page 110 - Person should be compelled to make any Loans to the King against his Will, because such Loans were against Reason and the Franchise of the Land ; and by other Laws of this Realm it is provided, That none should be charged by any Charge or Imposition called a Benevolence...
Page 137 - ... where they undoubtedly, that by their labours, counsels, and prayers, have been earnest for the common good of religion and their country, shall receive above the inferior orders of the blessed, the regal addition of principalities, legions, and thrones into their glorious titles ; and in supereminence of beatific vision, progressing the dateless and irrevohible circle of eternity, shall clasp inseparable hands with joy and bliss, in over-measure for ever.
Page 127 - Areopagitica, a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed Printing.
Page 95 - Notwithstanding, for the more public part of government, which is Laws, I think good to note only one deficience ; which is, that all those which have written of laws, have written either as philosophers or as lawyers, and none as statesmen. As for the philosophers, they make imaginary laws for imaginary commonwealths ; and their discourses are as the stars, which give little light because they are so high.
Page 18 - ... whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power...
Page 134 - God grant them), shall be thrown down eternally into the darkest and deepest gulf of hell, where, under the despiteful control, the trample and spurn of all the other damned, that in the anguish of their torture shall have no other ease than to exercise a raving and bestial tyranny over them as their slaves and negroes, they shall remain in that plight for ever, the basest, the lowermost, the most dejected, most underfoot and downtrodden vassals of perdition.
Page 94 - A king is a mortal god on earth, unto whom the living God hath lent his own name as a great honour; but withal told him, he should die like a man, lest he should be proud and flatter himself, that God hath with his name imparted unto him his nature also.

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