Revolutions in English History: Revolutions in government (Google eBook)

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J.W. Parker, 1863 - History
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Page 119 - England ; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the King, State, and the defence of the Realm, and of the Church of England, and the making and maintenance of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances, which daily happen within this Realm, are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in Parliament ; and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House hath, and of right ought to have, Freedom of Speech, to propound, treat, reason and bring...
Page 21 - I rather think it was in his face. Much was the hurry and confusion ; cloths and napkins were at hand to make all clean.
Page 187 - The King willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm ; and that the statutes be put in due execution, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppressions, contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative.
Page 610 - I know not in the whole range of language, terms sufficiently expressive to describe this infernal road; let me most seriously caution all travellers, who may accidentally purpose to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil: for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down.
Page 277 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 185 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of Parliament...
Page 422 - Nothing can be more evident, than that Strafford's innocent blood hath been one of the great causes of God's just judgments upon this nation, by a furious civil war, both sides hitherto being almost equally punished, as being in a manner equally guilty...
Page 546 - The petition, after setting forth, that " their averseness to read the King's Declaration arose neither from want of the duty and obedience which the Church of England had always practised, nor from want of tenderness to Dissenters, to whom they were willing to come to such a temper as might be thought fit in parliament and convocation...
Page 189 - Cook [old Coke upon Lyttleton], overcome with passion, seeing the desolation likely to ensue, was forced to sit down when he began to speak, by the abundance of tears.
Page 308 - I care not how little I say in that business of Ireland, since those strange powers and instructions given to your favourite Glamorgan, which appear to be so inexcusable to justice, piety, and prudence. And I fear there is very much in that transaction of Ireland, both before and since, that you and I were never thought wise enough to be advised with in. Oh! Mr. Secretary, those stratagems have given me more...

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