Sir John Eliot: A Biography, 1592-1632, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1872 - Great Britain - 930 pages
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Page 49 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament...
Page 79 - The King willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm ; and that the statutes be put in due execution, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppressions, contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative.
Page 114 - Who rules the kingdom ? The king. Who rules the king ? The duke. Who rules the duke? The devil.
Page 49 - ... for proceeding by martial law, may be revoked and annulled ; and that hereafter no commissions of like nature may issue forth to any person or persons whatsoever to be executed as aforesaid, lest by colour of them any of your Majesty's subjects be destroyed or put to death contrary to the laws and franchise of the land.
Page 49 - ... and that your Majesty would also vouchsafe to declare, that the awards, doings, and proceedings to the prejudice of your people, in any of the premises, shall not be drawn hereafter into consequence or example : and that your Majesty would be also graciously pleased, for the further comfort and safety of your people, to declare your royal will and pleasure, that in the things aforesaid all your officers and ministers shall serve you, according to the laws and statutes of this realm, as they tender...
Page 90 - Speaker, are our dangers, these are they who do threaten us; and these are, like the Trojan horse, brought in cunningly to surprise us. In these do lurk the strongest of our enemies, ready to issue on us; and, if we do not...
Page 89 - For the next, the ignorance and corruption of our ministers, where can you miss of instances ? If you survey the court, if you survey the country ; if the church, if the city be examined ; if you...
Page 90 - For in these do lurk the strongest of our enemies ready to issue on us ; and if we do not now the more speedily expel them, these will be the sign and invitation to the others.
Page 90 - ... of provisions, reparation of ships, preservation of men— our ancient English virtue, I say, thus rectified, will secure us ; and, unless there be a speedy reformation in these, I know not what hopes or expectations we can have.
Page 49 - And that your Majesty would be pleased to remove the said soldiers and mariners, and that your people may not be so burdened in time to come. And that the aforesaid commissions for proceeding by martial law may be revoked and annulled.

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