History of England, Volume 23

Front Cover

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 99 - We are confident that both the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces...
Page 311 - Motion being made, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give Directions, that there be laid...
Page 344 - ... by an express warrant in writing, under the hand of one of the principal secretaries of state, for every such opening, detaining, or delaying...
Page 213 - Strafford, (which was published by order of the commons' house,) ' The law is the safeguard, the custody of all private interest ; your honours, your lives, your liberties, and estates are all in the keeping of the law ; without this every man hath a like right to any thing.
Page 282 - This House will not proceed upon any petition, motion, or bill, for granting any money, or for releasing or compounding any sum of money owing, to the crown, but in a committee of the whole House.
Page 211 - Now I am informed by the statute 1 Jac. c. 1. that lineal succession is a privilege belonging to the imperial crown, and by 12 Car. 2 c. 30. 17. that by the undoubted and fundamental laws of this kingdom, neither the peers of this realm, nor the commons, nor both together, in parliament, or out of parliament, nor the people collectively, nor representatively, nor any persons whatsoever, hath, or ought to have, any coercive power over the kings of this realm.
Page 6 - A posse ad esse is both against logic and divinity: so is it sedition in subjects to dispute what a King may do in the height of his power. But just Kings will ever be willing to declare what they will do, if they will not incur the curse of God. I will not be content that my power be disputed upon, but I shall ever be willing to make the reason appear of all my doings, and rule my actions according to my Laws...
Page 353 - Company, should be deemed a betrayer of the rights and liberties of the commons of England, and an infringer of the privileges of the house of commons.
Page 5 - Conquest, and some by election of the people, their wills at that time served for Law; yet how soon Kingdoms began to be settled in civility and policy, then did Kings set down their minds by Laws, which are properly made by the King only, but at the rogation of the people, the King's grant being obtained thereunto.
Page 100 - ... it is accorded, that if any other case supposed treason which is not above specified, doth happen before any justices, the justices shall tarry without any going to judgment of the treason, till the cause be shewed and declared before the King and his parliament, whether it ought to be judged treason or other felony.

Bibliographic information