William Penn: an Historical Biography: With an Extra Chapter on "The Macaulay Charges."

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Chapman and Hall, 1851 - 457 pages

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Page 97 - Are not they my proper judges by the great charter of England? What hope is there of ever having justice done, when juries are threatened, and their verdicts rejected ? I am concerned to speak, and grieved to see such arbitrary proceedings.
Page 131 - The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience once more Briefly Debated and Defended by the Authority of Reason, Scripture, and Antiquity.
Page 62 - I know will ask thee, these words, that my prison shall be my grave, before I will budge a jot; for I owe my conscience to no mortal man ; I have no need to fear ; God will make amends for all.
Page 88 - Penn. I have asked but one question, and you have not answered me; though the rights and privileges of every Englishman be concerned in it. Rec. If I should suffer you to ask questions till to-morrow morning, you would be never the wiser.
Page 94 - Gentlemen, you shall not be dismissed till we have a verdict that the court will accept, and you shall be locked up without meat, drink, fire, and tobacco; you shall not think thus to abuse the court; we will have a verdict by the help of God, or you shall starve for it.
Page 110 - Son William, if you and your friends keep to your plain way of preaching, and keep to your plain way of living, you will make an end of the priests to the end of the world.
Page 98 - Till now I never understood the reason of the policy and prudence of the Spaniards, in suffering the inquisition among them: And certainly it will never be well with us, till something like unto the Spanish inquisition be in England.
Page 31 - There is a faith that overcomes the world, and there is a faith that is overcome by the world.
Page 183 - I cannot help it if I judge amiss; I did not make myself, nor can I correct the defects of my own creation. I walk in the light God hath given me; if it be dim or uncertain, I must bear the penalty of my errors. I hope to do it with patience, and that no burden shall be very grievous to me, except sin and shame. God keep me from those evils, and, in all things else, dispose of me according to his pleasure!
Page 88 - I have broken, you do at once deny me an acknowledged right, and evidence to the whole world your resolution to sacrifice the privileges of Englishmen to your sinister and arbitrary designs.

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