England Under Protector Somerset: An Essay

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, 1900 - Great Britain - 362 pages

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Page 302 - He gave thanks to the lords for their open trial, and cried mercy of the duke of Northumberland...
Page 312 - Forasmuch as the state of every king, ruler, and governor of any realm, dominion, or commonalty, standeth and consisteth more assured by the love and favour of the subject toward their sovereign ruler and governor, than in the dread and fear of laws made with rigorous pains and extreme punishment...
Page 308 - God, taking it for a singular benefit as ever might have come to me otherwise. For, as I am a man, I have deserved at God's hand many deaths; and it has pleased his goodness, whereas He might have taken me suddenly, that I should neither have known Him nor myself...
Page 249 - In good faith, Master Rich, I am sorrier for your perjury than for mine own peril, and you shall understand that neither I nor no man else to my knowledge, ever took you to be a man of such credit as in any matter of importance I or any other would at any time vouchsafe to communicate with you. And...
Page 211 - , said the former, ' it is to consider that there are not at this day ten plows whereas were wont to be forty or fifty. Whereas your Majesties progenitors had an hundred men to serve them in time of peace and in time of wars, with their strength, policy, goods and bodies, your Majesty have now scant half so many.' ' Where there were once a great many householders and inhabitants ', said the latter, ' there is now but a shepherd and his dog.
Page 60 - ... cometh in the commonwealth that it is necessary and expedient for the repressing of the insolency and unruliness of men and for the foreseeing and providing of remedies against rebellion, insurrection or such mischiefs as God, sometime with us displeased, for our punishment doth inflict and lay upon us, or the Devil at God's permission, to...
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Page 61 - Be it therefore ordained and enacted . .. that from henceforth none act, deed, or offence being by act of parliament or statute made treason or petit treason by words, writing, ciphering, deeds, or otherwise whatsoever shall be taken, had, deemed, or adjudged to be high treason or petit treason...
Page 65 - Articles : and all and every other act or acts of parliament concerning doctrine or matters of religion, and all and every branch, article, sentence, and matter, pains and forfeiture, contained in any of the same acts of parliament, shall from henceforth be repealed and utterly void, and of none effect.

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