Killing, no murder: with some additions briefly discourst in three questions, fit for publick view: to deter and prevent single persons, and councils, from usurping supream power

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Page 14 - Knowest thou not this of old, Since man was placed upon earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment ? Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds ; Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung : They which have seen him shall say, Where is he...
Page 13 - ... and sharers in the curse and detestation that is due to himself from all good men. Others only have their liberty to vindicate, we our liberty and our honour. We engaged to the people with him, and to the people for him, and from our hands they may justly expect a satisfaction of punishment, being they cannot have that of performance.
Page 14 - ... and indeed the duty he owes to his generation and to mankind, to endeavour by all rational means to free the world of this pest. Let not other nations have the occasion to think so meanly of us as if we resolved to sit still and have our ears bored, or that any...
Page 13 - ... they cannot have that of performance. What the people at present endure, and posterity shall suffer, will be all laid at our doors : for only we under God have the power to pull down this Dagon which we have set up. And if we do it not, all mankind will repute us approvers of all the villanies he hath done, and authors of all to come.
Page 7 - ... servorum non civitas erit sed magna familia," says Grotius ; where all are slaves it is not a city, but a great family. And the truth is, we are all members of Whitehall, and when our master pleaseth he may send for us thither, and there bore through our ears at the door-posts. But to conclude : a tyrant, as we have said, being no part of a Commonwealth...
Page 5 - ... over whom every man is naturally a judge and an executioner, and whom the laws of God, of Nature, and of nations expose like beasts of prey to be destroyed as they are met. That I may be as plain as I can, I shall first make it a question — which indeed is none — whether my Lord Protector be a tyrant or not ? Secondly, if he be, whether it is lawful to do justice upon him without solemnity, that is, to kill him ? Thirdly, if it be lawful, whether it is like to prove profitable or noxious...
Page 7 - He hath found indeed that in godliness there is great gain ; and that preaching and praying, well managed, will obtain other Kingdoms as well as that of Heaven. His indeed have been pious Arms, for he hath conquered most by those of the Church, by prayers, and...
Page 12 - ... called a Parliament but a mock ? Composed of a people that are only suffered to sit there because they are known to have no virtue, after the exclusion of all others that were but suspected to have any, what are they but pimps of tyranny, who are only employed to draw in the people to prostitute their liberty ? What will not the army fight for ? What will they not fight against ? What are they but janissaries ? Slaves themselves, and making all others so ? What are the people in general but knaves,...
Page 15 - ... will only then believe, when they see your vengeance upon his faithless head that did it. .This, if you defer too long to do, you will find too late to attempt, and your repentance will neither vindicate you, nor help us. To let you see you may do this, as a lawful action, and to persuade you to it, as a glorious one, is the principal intent of this following paper : which, whatever effects it hath upon you, I shall not ab.
Page 6 - ... people, where did we meet to do it? Who took our subscriptions? To whom deputed we our authority? And when and where did those deputies make the choice? Sure these interrogations are very natural, and I believe would much trouble his Highness, his Council and his Junto to answer.

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