Remarks on the power of the proctors in Convocation, occasioned by certain passages in the late publications of mr. Coker and mr. Copleston, by a member of Convocation

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Page 13 - In the legislature, the people are a check upon the nobility, and the nobility a check upon the people; by the mutual privilege of rejecting what the other has resolved: while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very executive power is again checked and kept within due bounds by the two houses, through the privilege they have of inquiring into, impeaching and punishing the conduct (not indeed of the king...
Page 13 - Thus every branch of our civil polity supports and is supported, regulates and is regulated, by the rest : for the two houses naturally drawing in two directions of opposite interest, and the prerogative in another still different from them both, they mutually keep each other from exceeding their proper limits...
Page 14 - Like three distinct powers in mechanics, they jointly impel the machine of government in a direction different from what either, acting by itself, would have done ; but at the same time in a direction partaking of each, and formed out of all ; a direction which constitutes the true line of the liberty and happiness of the community: LET us now consider these constituent parts of the sovereign power, or parliament,
Page 14 - ... different from them both, they mutually keep each other from exceeding their proper limits ; while the whole is prevented from feparation, and artificially connected together by the mixed nature of the crown, which is a part of the legiflative, and the fole executive magiftrate.
Page 4 - Ni" hil pro decreto aut conceflb habeatur, quod " Cancellarius five ejus Vice-Cancellarius ; vel " ambo Procuratores, ķive eorum deputati ; " vel major pars Regentium et Non-regen

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