A True Collection of the Writings of the Author of The True Born English-man: Corrected by Himself

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Printed, and are to be sold by most booksellers in London and Westminster., 1703 - English literature - 465 pages
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Page 373 - That the raising and keeping a standing army within the kingdom, in time of peace, unless it be by the consent of Parliament, is against law...
Page 8 - 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 423 - 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 423 - Now, to execute the known laws of a nation upon those who transgress them, after voluntarily consenting to the making those laws, can never be called persecution, but justice. But justice is always violence to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Page 439 - The gentlemen are mistaken in every particular; it will not go down; the queen, the council, the parliament are all offended, to have it so much as suggested that such a thing was possible to come into their minds; and not a man, but a learned mercer, not far from the corner of Fenchurch street, has been found to approve it. Thus a poor author has ventured to have all mankind call him villain and traitor to his country and friends, for making other people's thoughts speak in his words.
Page 10 - 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. From our Fifth Henry's time the strolling bands Of...
Page 430 - I answer, it is 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 431 - ... send them out so, and not betray them to destruction by our supine negligence, and then cry,
Page 427 - That it is a time of war, and we have need to unite against the common enemy. We answer: This common enemy had been no enemy if they had not made him so. He was quiet, in peace, and no way...
Page 436 - Now let us crucify the thieves. Let her foundations be established upon the destruction of her enemies. The doors of mercy being always open to the returning part of the deluded people, let the obstinate be ruled with the rod of iron.

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