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liberty; and in this progress do we find the fureft earnest of future improvements, as the exigencies of times and circumstances shall require them.

To the blessings of our happy conftitution do we at this moment owe the exalted situation we hold amidst surrounding nations envying, distracted, and distreft. Who then but an avowed enemy will attempt to force or seduce us from the sure hold of such an unparalleled tranfcendency? The continuance alone of the means, by which we have attained the glory can ensure it to our pofterity. Let every true Englishman therefore join in the patriotic wish for the conAtitution,

ISTO PERPETUA,

- 382.

ABBESSES summoned to parlia. Balance, constitutional, of power in our
Ku ment, 384.

legislature, 174.
Abbey lands, a trust fund under the Ball, John, his rebellion, 527.
controul of the state, 104.

Baldwyn, John, his opinion of Beza
Abbots in parliament, 370.

and Calvin, 553. .
Abdication in what it consisted, 175. Bancroft, archbishop, dangerous pofie
206. 207.

tions, 578.
Absence from parliament of the fpi- Baptism, no proof of, required by law,
ritual lords, 376.

262.
Aquiescence of the community gives Barons refuse to alter the laws, 237.
right, 348.

Baronies anciently represented the peo-
A&t of parliament the act of the na- ple, 433.
tion, 210.

Beza, Theodore, his feditious doc.
-- --binding force of, 105. 269. trines, 549.

Bisbops, their spiritual jurisdi&tion, 263.
.... how made, 259.

618.
---- power of, 259.

.... their civil jurisdi&tion, 265.
Advowson 382. 618.

372. 376. 384..
Alfred enlarged the powers of the peo- ---- their spiritual character and
ple, 78.

duties, 263,618.
.... established trial by jury, 79. ...- Pennington's petition to par.
Alien priors not permitted to hold liament against them, 591.
lands, 103.

.... their lands and temporalities,
Aliens, who, 480.482.

- 381.617.
.... duty, 479.

Bijhopricks, nomination to, 382. 618.
Allegiance, 477.

Body politic, 595
-... how performed, 487.

Bohemia, 539.
.... and protection mutual, 477. Borougbs, 401. 439, 440.
.... local, 482.

-... whence the idea of borough
-... natural, 477.478.

right, 442.
Alliance between church and state, 271. Braćłon, when and why he wrote, 303.
Anabaptists, 554. 560.

Bribery, caution againit it, 446.
..- • their doctrines, 555.

.... source of, 446.
Anathema, its nature and effects, 258. Britijo constitution defined, 145.
Ancestors. Their anxiety to perpe- Britons, ancient, 129.

tuate the principles of the revolu- Burgeljes in parliament, their election,
tion, 179.

440.
Antiquity not conclusive evidence of Bill of rights, 188. 357.
truth, 10. 75.

Bribery in elections, 449.
.... presumption in favour of opi- Britiso, our anceltors, 84.
nions, 124.

Buchanan, his feditious principles, 568.
America, 480.

Burke, his opinion of the want of
Appeals to Rome, 273.

power in the people, not tenable, 54.
Appointment of the king to bilhopricks,

formerly confirmed by the pope, 1os. Calvin, John, his seditious doctrines,
618.

546.
Aristocracy or oligarchy, 148. Caron law, its obligations, 236, 280.
.... necessary for a state, 363, 386. Can ns of the church bind not the
.... commended by Calvin, 545. laity, 89. 281.
Army, standing, 340.

Cantons uf Switzerland under demo.
Articles of Limerick gave a right to cratical government, 44.
transfer allegiance, 178.

Capacity of the king natural and poli-
Alent to religious opinions, 91, 93. tical, 221.
.... royal to acts of convocation Capite, tenants in, 434
binds not the lajty, 283,

Cartwright's libel upon parliament,
Aula regia, 390.

583.

125.

Capital punishment, 489.

Consent of the people necessary for every
Charles, King I. 412.

Jaw, 147
---- rebellion against him, 586. Conscience, right of, inherent in every
.... II, his restoration, 415.

one, 115. 172.
Chance medley, 497.

---- of pofterity, not involved in the
Christianity, 84.

acts of their anceitors, 188.
Church lands and possessions, 101. Constitution, our, with tood the Nor-

man conqueft, 79.
--.- subject to the controul of the Confiitution of England, founded in the
itate, 103, 104. 234. 619.

rights of man, 3. 73.
.... part of the civil establishment, -... defined, 145.
104, 246.

.... illuminates and instructs, 310.
.... its power wholly spiritual, 85. -..- Fortescue's sublime ideas of it,

239, 265.
.... not in danger from whig prin- ...- alterations in it, 338.
ciples, 182.

---- adapted to enforce subordina-
:-.. its liberties known and certain, tion, 470.
234.

Confirutive treason, unconstitutional,
Civil magistrates bound to cxecute the 541.
law, 114.

Continuance cannot give force to a band
.... establifhment of religion, 250. principle, 76.
270.

Contempt of the king, 217, 218.
.... law repugnant to the law of .... of the laws, 468.
England, 319.

Convention parliament, 201.
.... incorporations, what, 37. Convocation, 280. 307.
---- rights only given by the state, Coronation oaths, 314, 315. 317. -
91, 226. 246.

Corporation, 89.
Clarendon, conftitutions of 254. -... fole, 221.
Clergy, their character and duties, 234. Covenant in Scotland, 574.
.... their exemptions and privic Covenanters assume the administration
leges, 125, 230.

of justice, 575.
Coercion of the law over the commu- Covenant, league and, 597.
nity, 194. 236.

Crimes, what, 487.
Commerce, king superintendant of, 306. Crime, greatest of all crimes, to rise
Commision, spiritual, given by Chrift, againit the legislator, 71.
256.

Crown, abdication of the, 175..206.
Commons, house of, 399. 402.418. e... descent of, 21.
458, 459.

.... taken metaphorically for the
.... their numbers, 402. 441.

person who wears it, 484.
.... their gradual acquisition of .... limitation of the, from the be-
power, 406. 418. 431.

ginning, 78.
Commonwealth, various forms of, 148. Crown law, 486.
Community, their duty and obligation

to follow the dictates of God, 83. Declaration of the convention, 175.
.... their rights vested in them un- Defender of the faith, title whence,
alienably, 24, 68, 112, 466.

226.
.... injured by the violation of the Delegation, of all power from the
laws, 492.

people, 40. 76. 77. 196.
.... majority concludes the whole, Delegates of the nation formerly, what,
35. 64.

.. 365.
.... by tacit consent submits to the Democracy, what, 44. 148.
whole, 65.

...- vain efforts to establish it in
Compatt, original, of the people to live England, 414.

in society, 64. 201.417.469. 618. Denial of true principles, dangerous,
Conge d'elire, 618.

143
Conqueft, founded in the tacit consent Defient of the crown, 210.
of the governed, 64, 65.

---- to females, 213.
Conquest of the Britons by the Romans, Dignity of the king, 210, 218.
77.

Diocele, limitation of, 298.
o... no free government, 77. 730. Disabilities to fit in parliament, 454.

Discussion of truth favourable to its Executive power, 210.432.
caule, 48, 168.

.... concentered in the crown, 484.
Dispensing power of the king, 344. Extremities of doctrines treacherous ia
Disputes, most serious about words and argument, 50.71. 159. 331.475.

general propositions, 28.
Diljenters, various sorts of, 110. Feudal policy formed on the principles
Disolution of government by a con. of freedom, 79.
queft, 77.

-... tenures abolished, 416. .
.... at the revolution, 201.

Fir/t-fruits, 276.
.... cafes tending to it, 334. Fish-ponds, 430.
Divine right of kings, strained con- force of laws, 12. 92. 94.. 163. 197.
struction of, 50.

Fortescue, Sir John, his sublime ideas of
-... true only in the general and our constitution, 3.

original sense of power, 51. Forfeiture of the crown, 175. 206. 217.
Do&rines false, concerning the power Franchise elective. (Vid. right of

of parliament, and of legislatures in election).
general, 66.

Freedom in the adoption of religion, 85.
... against civil government, 533. Fruit, stealing of, 490.

542.
Druids, 84.

Gemott, 354.
Duties of persons to follow the di&tates Generalijimo, king of land and lea
of God, 82.

forces, 307.
-... to submit to magistrates, 163. Gentleman, necessary in a common-
-... of a community to have a reli. wealth, 363.
gious etablishment, 95.

Geneva, antibililian school of, 540.
... ancient, of commoners, 438. God, fome nations want the know-
.... of the king, in 1688, 209. ledge of him, 27.

... all power and authority origi-
Ecclefiaftical corporations, 89.

,. nally from him, 38.
.--- courts, 251. 256.

Government, contempts against, 496.
Edward, King II. 406.
...,111. 406.

.... form of it left to the option of
-.-. VI. 410.

each nation, 44, 45. 57. 150.
.... I. 436.

.... it requires more power to alter
Ele&tion of bishops, 618.

an old, than to form a new one, 55.
---- members of parliament, 400. ---- its origin, 33.
422.

.... mixed form of, 150. .
.... freedom of, 430. 445. 448. ---- motives for considering the na-
450.

ture of it, 15.

.... fociety cannot subsist without
Elective monarchy, ours not so, 316. it, 55.
Elizabeth Queen, 410.

.... its perfe&tion confifts in the
Embassadors, right of fending,

difficulty of its dissolution, 154.
Equalization consists in allowing to -... diffolution of it by a foreign

'others what we claim ourselves, 8. enemy, 77.
.... perfect in the state of nature, --.- at the revolution, 201.

Great council, 364.
.... incompatible with society, 24, Greece, popular or democratical go.
- 25.

vernments there, 44.:
Emigration, lawful for every member
of society, 63.

Habeas-corpus aet, 416.
Esablishment, civil, of religion, no proof Head of the church of England, 223,
of the truth of it, 84. 88.

230. 275. 284. 306.
.... effential to our constitution, Henry, King IV. 406.
87. 119.

-... V. 406.
..:- of a mere civil nature, 89. .... VI. 406.
Exclufion, bill of, 173.

.... VII. 407. 439.
Excommunication, what, 240, 242,

.... VIII. defends the fuprem".
.... civil effects of, 2546

of the Pope, 227. 409.

498.

22,

330."

236.

Henry III. 433. 439..

King can do no wrong, 307. 323.
Hereditary line altered at the revolu- •..• dignity, 218.
tion, 190.

.... duties, 208.
Heptarcby, Saxon, 78.

---- person, contempts against, 307.
Heresy, 242.
Higb commission court, 231.411. •.•, person inviolable, 330.
.... suppressed, 413.

---- power, by human right, 70.
Higb steward of Great Britain in par- 153.
liament, 391.

... when established, is jure día
.... misdemeanors, 391.4087.

vino, 70. 221. .
.... treason, 157. 218.

-... prerogatives, 218. 305.
Holland, aristocratical government --.- represents the nation in foreign
there, 44.

concerns, 307, 339.
Honor, king the source of, 306. .... his rights given by the people,
Hudibras, comparison of the modern 169. 236. 270.
with the ancient wits, 10.

-..- his superiority in the state, 310.
Human laws binding upon the commu- -.., source of all justice, 305, 306.
nity which enact them, 95. 197. Knox, John, his opinions and spirit, 562.

.... his practices, 564. 566.
.... bind not the intellects, 93.
Huss, John, his rebellion in Bohemia, Ladies chuse and return members to
540.

parliament, 384.

Laily, 233.
James, King, I. 411.

Laws. Fundamental law of nature the
...- II, how he abdicated, 207. preservation of mankind, 60.
.... how the crown descended on .... continuation of their binding

him, notwithstanding his religion, effe&t, 67, 75.
199.

--- common, 479.
Jesuits, their spirit of absolute obeli- --•. of nations, 236.
ence, 46.

.... refittance of, 92. 120.
.... their king-killing doctrine com- Lay inveititure of bishops, 619.

pared with Dr, Priettley's, 142, Lej den, John of, his feditious doctrine,
Illuminators, attempts of modern, 2 14 559.
309. 601.

Legijative pover, its establishment the
Impeachment in parliament, 323. 391. first law of society, 51.
406.

.... must be with the consent of the
.... of state delinquents in the com- people, 52. 153.
mons, 419.

.... must be suprane, 53, 549, 465.
Importance of the subject of the work, .... not arbitrary over the members

of society, 59.
Incorporation of church and state, 245. -... how far controulable, 52.
Independence essential to the state of 59.
nature, 22.

Legitimation of children, 237.
Induction, 382.

Leveliers, attempts of, 520.
Influence royal, equivalent to ancient .... described, 599.

prerogatives of the crown, 358. Levelling principles destructive of all
InÄitution to a benefice, 382.

social virtues, 28.
Intellectual rights of nature, 23, 24. Levying money without the consent of
Inveftigation favourable to the cause of parliament, unconstitutional, 405.
truth, 48.

Lidel, feditious, 495. 498.
Inveftiture of bishops, 619.

Libeliers, seditious, not privileged in
Judges, independence of, 342.

parliament, 456.
Fure divino right to the throne, 132, Liberty, civil, presupposes rights which
133. 194.

the Itate-of nature excludes, 25.
Jurisdiction, spiritual, 263. 300. .... natural, 60.
.... of courts, 273.

.... of conscience, 115.187.
Jury, trial by, 79.

-..- of the press, 493.
Justice, king the foundation of, 341. •-:- personal, of judging for our
Jufticiary, court of, 390.

selyes, 141, 172.

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