Three English Statesmen: A Course of Lectures on the Political History of England

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Macmillan, 1867 - Great Britain - 271 pages
 

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Page 247 - the people have nothing to do with the laws but to obey them.
Page 240 - We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.
Page 72 - Cant, Cloth-worship, or whatever ugly name it have, has gone about incurably sick ever since ; and is now at length, in these generations, very rapidly dying.
Page 73 - That it was our duty, if ever the Lord brought us back again in peace, to call Charles Stuart, that man of blood, to an account for that blood he had shed, and mischief he had done to his utmost, against the Lord's Cause and People in these poor Nations.
Page 283 - The conversation of the principal persons of the country all tends to encourage this system of blood ; and the conversation even at my table, where you will suppose I do all I can to prevent it, always turns on hanging, shooting, burning, &C., and if a priest has been put to death, the greatest joy is expressed by the whole company.
Page 30 - Strafford of high treason, for endeavouring to subvert the ancient and fundamental laws and government of His Majesty's realms of England and Ireland, and to introduce an arbitrary and tyrannical government against law...
Page 273 - If punishment adequate to the crime of sedition were to be sought for, it could not be found in our law, now that torture is happily abolished.
Page 321 - He had a brave regiment of his countrymen, most of them freeholders and freeholders' sons, and who upon matter of conscience engaged in this quarrel ; and thus being well armed within by the satisfaction of their own consciences, and without by good iron arms, they would, as one man, stand firmly and charge desperately.
Page 10 - Let Sir John Eliot's body be buried in the church of that parish where he died.
Page 113 - I am confident that it came so into your hands ; and was not judged by you to be from counterfeited or feigned Necessity, but by Divine Providence and Dispensation. And this I speak with more earnestness, because I speak for God and not for men.

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