The history of the Parliament of England: which began November 3, 1640; with a short and necessary view of some precedent years

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University press, 1854 - Civil War, 1642-1649 - 498 pages

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Page 191 - Lord Admiral, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chief Governor of Ireland, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Master of the Wards, Secretaries of State, two Chief Justices and Chief Baron, may always be chosen with the approbation of both Houses of Parliament...
Page 91 - Sempronias, with pen, ink, and paper in their hands, noting the passages, and discoursing upon the grounds, of law and state. They were all of his side, whether moved by pity, proper to their sex, or by ambition of being able to judge of the parts of the prisoner.
Page 474 - For the manifold attempts to provoke his late army, and the army of the Scots, and to raise a faction in the...
Page 387 - ... provided. 167. Or if it be considered in relation forward to many advantages, which not only the present but future ages are like to reap by the good laws and other proceedings in this Parliament, we doubt not but it will be thought by all indifferent judgments, that our time hath been much better employed than in a far greater proportion of time in many former Parliaments put together; and the charges which have been laid upon the subject, and the other inconveniences which they have borne,...
Page 480 - I shall do it to the satisfaction of all the world. God, in his good time, will, I hope, discover the secrets and bottoms of all plots and treasons ; and then I shall stand right in the eyes of all my people. In the mean time...
Page 368 - ... to cast aspersions upon that which hath been done, and to raise many difficulties for the hindrance of that which remains yet undone, and to foment jealousies between the King and Parliament, that so they may deprive him and his people of the fruit of his own gracious intentions, and their humble desires of procuring the public peace, safety and happiness of this realm. For the preventing of those miserable effects which such malicious endeavours may produce, we have thought good to declare the...
Page 481 - God so deal with me and mine, as all my thoughts and intentions are upright for the maintenance of the true Protestant profession, and for the observation and preservation of the laws of this land, and I hope God will bless and assist those laws for my preservation...
Page 424 - God, and would avoid his wrath and indignation; and upon pain of such punishment as we may justly inflict on all such as contemn and neglect the performance of so religious and necessary a duty.
Page 493 - That when the lords and commons in parliament (which is the supreme court of judicature in the kingdom) shall declare what the law of the land is, to have this not only questioned and controverted, but contradicted, and a command that it should not be obeyed, is a high breach of the privilege of parliament.
Page 440 - that his parliament might be informed, before ' Friday next, (which was within two days,) what ' proof there was against them, that accordingly ' they might be called to a legal trial ; it being ' the undoubted right and privilege of parliament, ' that no member of parliament could be proceeded against, without the consent of parliament.

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