A critical review of the liberties of British subjects, with a comparative view of the proceedings of the H-e of c-s of I-d, against an unfortunate exile of that country, by a gentleman of the Middle-temple [or rather, by C. Lucas].
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Page 18 - Whereas by the Great Charter many times confirmed in parliament, it is enacted that no freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseised of his freehold or liberties or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled or otherwise destroyed, and that the king will not pass upon him or condemn him but by lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land...
Page 18 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 89 - ... further period. For had the good and virtuous of mankind been wholly prosperous in this life, had goodness never met with opposition nor merit ever lain under a cloud, where had been the trial, victory or crown of virtue? Where had the virtues had their theatre or whence their names?
Page 89 - Remember it was at such a time that the greatest lights of antiquity dazzled and blazed the most, in their retreat, in their exile, or in their death : but why do I talk of dazzling or blazing? it was then that they did good, that they gave light, and that they became guides to mankind.
Page 20 - Here let those reign, whom pensions can incite To vote a patriot black, a courtier white ; Explain their country's dear-bought rights away, And plead for * pirates in the face of day ; With slavish tenets taint our poison'd youth, And lend a lie the confidence of truth.
Page 52 - But here more slow, where all are slaves to gold, Where looks are merchandise, and smiles are sold; Where won by bribes, by flatteries implor'd, The groom retails the favours of his lord. But hark! th...
Page 98 - A Difcovery of the true Caufes why Ireland was never entirely fubdued, nor brought .under Obedience of the Crown of England, until the Beginning of his Majefty's happy Reign, 1612,
Page 54 - Ame" rica ; and for more elfectually preventing the " clandeftine running of goods in the faid colonies " and plantations;" might be read. And the fame being read accordingly; he moved, " That this houfe will, upon this day feven" night, refolve itfelf into a committee of the " whole houfe, to take into confideration the duty
Page 17 - What check restrain your thirst of pow'r and gold ? Behold rebellious virtue quite o'erthrown, Behold our fame, our wealth, our lives your own. To such, a groaning nation's spoils are giv'n, When public crimes...