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" Formerly the oath of allegiance ran thus : ' I do promise to be true and faithful to the King and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear, of life, and limb, and terrene honour ; and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending... "
Dictionary of dates, and universal reference - Page 17
by Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1845 - 80 pages
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Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 1

Encyclopedias - 1880
...faithful to the king and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear of life and limb and terrene honor, and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." — Blackstone, Kerr's edition, vol. i. 368. This oath being thought to favor too much the notion of...
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The Dictionary of English History

Sir Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling - Great Britain - 1884 - 1119 pages
...office until the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the promise then being " to be true and faithful to tho king and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear of...damage intended him without defending him therefrom." This oath might be exacted when necessary from all persons over the age of twelve. James I. also imposed...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1890
...merely territorial. And v:ie oath of allegiance, as administered for upwards of six hundred years,8 contained a promise " to be true and faithful to the...to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, [sasj " without defending him therefrom." Upon which sir Matthew Hale' makes this remark ; that it...
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Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1893 - 533 pages
...allegiance, as administered for upwards of six hundred years, contained a promise " to be true aud faithful to the king and his heirs, and truth and...damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." But, at the revolution, the terms of this oath being thought perhaps to favor too much the notion of...
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The Dictionary of English History

Sir Sidney Low - Great Britain - 1896 - 1119 pages
...statute on all persons holding office until the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the promise then being " to be true and faithful to the king and his heirs,...damage intended him without defending him therefrom." This oath might be exactod when necessary from all persona over the age ef twelve. James I. also imposed...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone (Sir) - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 pages
...faithful to the king and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear of life and limb and terrene honor, and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." Sir Matthew Hale says of it, that " it is short and plain, not entangled with intricate clauses or...
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The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge. Rev ..., Volume 1

Harry Thurston Peck - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1898
...faithful to the king and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear of life and limb and terrene honor, and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." — Blackstone, Kerr's edition, vol. i. 868. This oath being thought to favor too much the notion of...
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Blackstone's Commentaries Abridged

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1899 - 544 pages
...simply and merely territorial. And the oath of allegiance, as administered for upwards of six hundred years, contained a promise "to be true and faithful...damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." But, at the revolution, the terms of this oath being thought perhaps to favor too much the notion of...
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The New International Encyclopędia, Volume 1

Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1902
...faithful to the king and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear of life and limb and terrene honor, and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending him therefrom." With the substitution of the political for the feudal motive for allegiance and its consequent general...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly ...

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1903
...(/"). Accordingly, the oath of allegiance, as administered in this country for upwards of six hundred years, contained a promise " to be true " and faithful...to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, (d) The Union with Scotland (e) Calvin's Cage (1608), 7 Rep. Act, 1706, art. xxv. SB. 2, 3, 5. 5 a....
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