History of England, Volume 4

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Page 191 - The king ought not to be under man, but under God and under the law, because the law maketh him a king...
Page 149 - He further said that all matters not treason, or too much to the derogation of the imperial crown, were tolerable there where all things came to be considered of, and where there was such fulness of power as even the right of the Crown was to be determined, and by warrant whereof we had so resolved.
Page 480 - Commons from me: for had I not received a knowledge from you. I might have fallen into the Lap of an Error, only for lack of true Information.
Page 479 - I do assure you that there is no prince that loveth his subjects better, or whose love can countervail our love; there is no jewel, be it of never so rich a price, which I prefer before this jewel, I mean your love...
Page 201 - If your honours ask me as councillors to her majesty, you shall pardon me; I will make you no answer: I will do no such injury to the place from whence I came; for I am now no private person, I am a public, and a...
Page 80 - by our common law, although there be for the prince provided many princely prerogatives and royalties, yet it is not such as the prince can take money or other things, or do as he will at his own pleasure, without order ; but quietly to suffer his subjects to enjoy their own, without wrongful oppression, wherein other princes, by their liberty, do take as pleaseth them.
Page 457 - I cannot utter with my tongue, or conceive with my heart, the great grievances that the town and country, for which I serve, suffereth by some of these monopolies.
Page 349 - Wherefore, Mr Speaker, her Majesty's pleasure is, That if you perceive any idle heads, which will not stick to hazard their own estates, which will meddle with reforming the Church and transforming the Commonwealth, and do exhibit any bills to such purpose, that you receive them not, until they be viewed and considered by those who it is fitter should consider of such things and can better judge of them.
Page 188 - State as free speech ; and without this it is a scorn and mockery to call it a Parliament House, for in truth it is none but a very school of flattery and dissimulation, and so a fit place to serve the devil and his angels in, and not to glorify God and benefit the Commonwealth.
Page 206 - I paused, and beheld all your countenances, and saw plainly that those words did amaze you all ; then I was afraid with you for company, and fear bade me to put out those words that followed, for your countenances did assure me, that not one of you would stay me...

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