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Page 378 - Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm, or be adherent to the King's enemies in his realm, giving to them aid and comfort in the realm, or elsewhere, and thereof be provably attainted of open deed by the people of their condition.
Page 446 - That liberty, or freedom, consists in having an actual share in the appointment of those who frame the laws, and who are to be the guardians of every man's life, property, and peace; for the all of one man is as dear to him as the all of another; and the poor man has an equal right, but more need, to have representatives in the Legislature than the rich. one.
Page 402 - Richmond ? or, whether it was their private design to rip up monarchy by the roots, and place democracy in its stead...
Page 433 - Where has this species of guilt lain so long concealed?" said Strafford in conclusion. "Where has this fire been so long buried during so many centuries, that no smoke should appear till it burst out at once to consume me and my children? Better it were to live under no law at all, and by the maxims of cautious prudence to conform ourselves the best we can to the arbitrary will of a master, than fancy we have a law on which we can rely, and find at last, that this law shall inflict a punishment precedent...
Page 66 - Are we also willing to be treated as felons for " claiming this our inherent right ? which we are " determined never to forego but with our lives, and " which none but thieves and traitors" — that is, persons acting in the regular execution of the functions of magistracy — " can wish to withhold from us?
Page 64 - Britons muft depend not upon reafon to which they have long appealed, nor on the: powers of expreffing it, but on their firm and undaunted refolution to oppofe tyranny by the fame means by which it isexercifed.
Page 399 - It has not been attempted ; the abortive evidence of arms has been abandoned. Even the solitary pike, that formerly glared rebellion from the corner of the court, no longer makes its appearance, and the knives have retired to their ancient office of carving.
Page 71 - Society cannot but remind their friends that the present crisis demands all the prudence, unanimity, and vigour, that may or can be exerted by MEN and BRITONS ; nor do they doubt but that manly firmness and consistency will finally, and they believe shortly, terminate in the full accomplishment of all their wishes. I am, fellow-citizen, " ' (In my humble measure,) "*'A friend to the Rights of Man, " (Signed)
Page 393 - The lesser reform has been attempted with every possible advantage in its favour ; not only from the zealous support of the advocates for a more effectual one, but from the assistance of men of great weight, both in and out of power. But with all these temperaments and helps it has failed.