A Collection of the Writings of the Author of The True-born English-man

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Printed in the year, 1703 - 282 pages

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Page 419 - There is no doubt but the supreme authority of a nation has in itself a power, and a right to that power, to execute the laws upon any part of that nation it governs. The execution of the known laws of the land, and that with...
Page 6 - He gave the lands which never were his own; When first the English crown he did obtain, He did not send his Dutchmen home again. No re-assumptions in his reign were known, Davenant might there ha
Page 15 - The lab'ring poor, in spite of double pay, Are saucy, mutinous, and beggarly: So lavish of their money and their time, That want of forecast is the nation's crime. Good drunken company is their delight; And what they get by day, they spend by night. Dull thinking seldom does their heads engage, But drink their youth away, and hurry on old age.
Page 426 - tis cruelty to kill a snake or a toad in cold blood, but the poison of their nature makes it a charity to our neighbours to destroy those creatures, not for any personal injury received, but for prevention; not for the evil they have done, but the evil they may do.
Page 208 - 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 422 - ... they deserve but little. In a small treatise of the sufferings of the Episcopal clergy in Scotland, it will appear what usage they met with; how they not only lost their livings, but in several places were plundered and abused in their persons; the ministers that could not conform...
Page 423 - I am of opinion it is easy to be done, and could prescribe ways and means, if it were proper; but I doubt not the Government will find effectual methods for the rooting the contagion from the face of this land.
Page 420 - What peace, and what mercy did they show the loyal gentry of the Church of England in the time of their triumphant Commonwealth? How did they put all the gentry of England to ransom, whether they were actually in arms for the king or not, making people compound for their estates...
Page 9 - Scots from the northern frozen banks of Tay, With packs and plods came whigging all away, Thick as the locusts which in Egypt...
Page 420 - First, mentioned before. Had he so rooted the Puritans from the face of the land, which he had an opportunity early to have done, they had not had the power to vex the Church, as since they have done.

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