An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain, to the Revolutin in 1688 : to which are Subjoined, Some Dissertations Connected with the History of the Government, from the Revolution to the Present Time, Volume 3
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Page 154 - His word ; so it is presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do, or say that a king cannot do this or that...
Page 461 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 458 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
Page 464 - ... that it may be declared and enacted, That all and singular the rights and liberties asserted and claimed in the said declaration, are the true, ancient, and indubitable rights and liberties of the people of this kingdom...
Page 448 - ... despotic power, and had governed the same to the subversion of the protestant religion, and violation of the laws and liberties of the nation, inverting all the ends of government ; whereby he had forfaulted the right of the crown, and the throne was become vacant.
Page 239 - Your majesty having tried all ways, and being refused, you shall be acquitted before God and man. And you have an army in Ireland that you may employ to reduce this kingdom to obedience ; for I am confident the Scots cannot hold out five months.
Page 155 - he had the curiosity to go to court ; and he stood in the circle, and saw James dine ; where, among other company, there sat at table two bishops, Neile and Andrews. The king proposed aloud this question, Whether he might not take his subjects...
Page 239 - God and man. And you have an army in Ireland, that you may employ to reduce this kingdom to obedience ; for I am confident the Scots cannot hold out five months. L. Arch. (Laud) " You have tried all ways, and have always been denied, it is now lawful to take it by force.