The Works of Samuel Parr, Ll.D. ...: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, and a Selection from His Correspondence,

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green., 1828
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Pagina 494 - So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron ; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD : and they anointed David king over Israel.
Pagina 540 - I answer, that the interest of the body is here restrained by that of the individuals, and that the house of commons stretches not its power, because such an usurpation would be contrary to the interest of the majority of its members. The crown has so many offices at its disposal...
Pagina 288 - In a word, his mind, his whole mind, is decked at once with the purest crystals of simplicity, and the brightest jewels of benevolence and piety. ' His life is gentle, and the elements ' So mix'd in him, that Nature may stand up ' And say to all the world, This is a man.
Pagina 476 - For this is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance ever should arise in the commonwealth, that let no man in this world expect; but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Pagina 67 - Sapiens, sibique imperiosus ; Quem neque pauperies, neque mors, neque vincula terrent ; Responsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores, Fortis ; et in seipso totus, teres atque rotundus, Externi ne quid valeat per Iceve morari ; In quern manca ruit semper Fortuna.
Pagina 535 - ... freely chosen by the people from among themselves, which makes it a kind of democracy ; as this aggregate body, actuated by different springs, and attentive to different interests...
Pagina 667 - This power to act according to discretion, for the public good, without the prescription of the law, and sometimes even against it, is that which is called prerogative.
Pagina 588 - Other forms of government are liable to it as well as that; for wherever the power that is put in any hands for the government of the people and the preservation of their properties is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the arbitrary and irregular commands of those that have it, there it presently becomes tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.
Pagina 667 - WHERE the legislative and executive power are in distinct hands, as they are in all moderated monarchies and well-framed governments, there the good of the society requires that several things should be left to the discretion of him that has the executive power. For the legislators not being able to foresee and provide by laws for all that may be useful to the community, the executor of the laws, having the power in his hands, has by the common law of Nature a right to make use of it for the good...
Pagina 251 - ... literature. His mind is so comprehensive, that generalities cease to be barren ; and so vigorous, that detail itself becomes interesting. He introduces every question with perspicuity, states it with precision, and pursues it with easy unaffected method. Sometimes, perhaps, he may amuse his readers with excursions into paradox ; but he never bewilders them by flights into romance. His philosophy is far more just, and far more amiable, than the philosophy of Paine, and his eloquence is only not...

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