The History of Political Literature from the Earliest Times, Volume 2

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Page 124 - Dare ye for this adjure the civil sword To force our consciences that Christ set free, And ride us with a classic hierarchy Taught ye by mere AS and Rotherford? Men whose life, learning, faith, and pure intent Would have been held in high esteem with Paul, Must now be named and printed heretics 13y shallow Edwards and Scotch what d'ye call...
Page 152 - May I speak a few words in my own defence? Judge. Sirrah, Sirrah, thou deservest to live no longer, but to be slain immediately upon the place; yet that all men may see our gentleness towards thee, let us hear what thou, vile runagate, hast to say.
Page 418 - Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son, This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world...
Page 100 - Person should be compelled to make any Loans to the King against his Will, because such Loans were against Reason and the Franchise of the Land ; and by other Laws of this Realm it is provided, That none should be charged by any Charge or Imposition called a Benevolence...
Page 168 - The climate may this modern breed have mended, Wise Providence, to keep us where we are, Mixes us daily with exceeding care; We have been Europe's sink, the jakes where she Voids all her offal outcast progeny...
Page 127 - ... where they undoubtedly, that by their labours, counsels, and prayers, have been earnest for the common good of religion and their country, shall receive above the inferior orders of the blessed, the regal addition of principalities, legions, and thrones into their glorious titles ; and in supereminence of beatific vision, progressing the dateless and irrevohible circle of eternity, shall clasp inseparable hands with joy and bliss, in over-measure for ever.
Page 104 - All which they most humbly pray of your most excellent Majesty as their rights and liberties, according to the laws and statutes of this realm; and that your Majesty would also vouchsafe to declare, that the awards, doings, and proceedings, to the prejudice of your people in any of the premises, shall not be drawn hereafter into consequence or example; and that your Majesty would be also graciously pleased, for the further comfort and safety of your people, to declare your royal will and pleasure,...
Page 104 - RIGHT 23 and safety of your people, to declare your royal will and pleasure, that in the things aforesaid all your officers and ministers shall serve you, according to the laws and statutes of this realm, as they tender the honour of Your Majesty and the prosperity of this kingdom.
Page 419 - Charles Stuart, Tyrant of England, To a public and exemplary Death, Thereby presenting to the amazed World, And transmitting down through applauding Ages, The most glorious Example, Of Unshaken Virtue, Love of Freedom and Impartial Justice, Ever exhibited on the blood-stained Theatre of human Action. O ! Reader, Pass not on till thou hast blessed his Memory : And never, never forget, THAT REBELLION TO TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE TO GOD.
Page 423 - If it be desired to know the immediate cause of all this free writing and free speaking, there cannot be assigned a truer than your own mild and free and humane government. It is the liberty, Lords and Commons, which your...

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