Washington University Studies, Volume 3

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Washington University., 1915 - Language and languages
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Page 171 - And at such meetings every male inhabitant of twenty-one years of age and upwards, having a freehold estate within the Commonwealth, of the annual income of three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds...
Page 69 - King the head; and this power is [not] guided by the rules which direct only at the Common Law, and is most properly named policy and government; and as the constitution of this body varieth with the time, so varieth this absolute law according to the wisdom of the King for the common good; and these being general rules and true as they are, all things done within these rules are lawful.
Page 106 - Then was celebrated the sagacity of Pym, more fitted for use than ornament ; matured, not chilled, by his advanced age and long experience. Then was displayed the mighty ambition of Hampden, taught disguise, not moderation, from former constraint ; supported by courage, conducted by prudence, embellished by modesty ; but whether founded in love of power, or zeal for liberty, is still, from his untimely end, left doubtful and uncertain.
Page 157 - History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Disgrace of Chief Justice Coke
Page 67 - I now come to my second general head, wherein I proposed to consider of the fundamental policy, and maxims, and rules of law, for the government of this realm, and of the reasons of law pertinent to our case, which are very many. I will briefly and severally point at those which make impression on me. I. It is plain that as originally, even before the Romans...
Page 201 - They were the first to travel from Great Salt Lake southwesterly to southern California, the first to cross the Sierras and the deserts of Utah and Nevada between California and Great Salt Lake, and the first...
Page 58 - The King and his people are obliged to one another in the nearest relations. He is a father, and a child is called in law pars patris. He is the husband of the Commonwealth ; they have the same interests ; they are inseparable in their condition, be it good or evil. He is their head. They are the body. There is such an incorporation as cannot be dissolved without the destruction of both.
Page 54 - There is an old rule, qui benl distinguit benl docet. This House doth not so represent the whole Commons of the realm as the shadow doth the body, but only representatively. Impossible it was for them to know all that would be propounded here, much more all those answers that you would make to all propositions. So as I account not all that to be done by the Commons of the land. which hath been done by you, I will not thank them for that you have well done, nor blame them for that you have done ill....
Page 3 - There can be no doubt that, if by the fundamental laws of England was meant that constitutional arrangement which had prevailed in the days of Elizabeth, they (Pym, Vane, etc.) were guilty of treason at least as much as Strafford had been guilty. If he had done his best to reduce parliaments to a cipher, they had done their best to reduce the Royal authority to a cipher. The true defense of both Strafford and Pym was that the old constitution had broken down.
Page 107 - To consider him in the most favourable light, it may be affirmed that his dignity was free from pride, his humanity from weakness, his bravery from rAshness, his temperance from austerity, his frugality from avarice: all these virtues, in him, maintained their proper bounds, and merited unreserved praise. To speak the most harshly of him, we may affirm that many of his good qualities were attended with...

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