Lancashire Memorials of the Rebellion, MDCCXV.

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Chetham society, 1845 - Jacobite Rebellion, 1715 - 348 pages
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Page 20 - for the uniformity of public prayers and administration of sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies, and for establishing the forms of making, ordaining, and consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in the Church of England. This act
Page 15 - The grand security of our government, and the very pillar upon which it stands, is founded upon the steady belief of the subjects' obligation to an absolute and unconditional obedience to the Supreme Power in all things lawful, and the utter illegality of resistance upon any pretence whatever.
Page 3 - that they had affirmed and published in writing that " Homage and oath of allegiance were due, more by reason of the Crown than by reason of the person of the King ; and that if the King did not demean himself according to reason in the exercise of his government, his subjects might remove him ; and that since
Page 8 - fundamentally injured hath a right to save or recover that constitution in which it had an original interest. " Nay, the nature of such an original contract of government proves, that there is not only a power in the people, who have inherited its freedom, to assert their own title to it, but they are
Page 7 - as the law is the only measure of the Prince's authority and the People's subjection, so the law derives its being and efficacy from common consent. And to place it on any other foundation than common consent, is to take away the obligation. This notion of common consent puts both Prince and People under
Page 266 - to censure, but to honour and obey their sovereign, who came to be so by a fundamental, hereditary right of succession, which no religion, no law, no fault, nor forfeiture, could alter or diminish.
Page xvi - An act for vesting the forfeited estates in Great Britain and Ireland in trustees, to be sold for the use of the public, and for giving relief to lawful creditors, by determining their claims ; and for the more
Page 199 - heard of the great dangers they were wonderfully delivered from by the Happy Revolution, should, by any arts and management, be drawn into measures that must at once destroy their religion and liberties, and subject them to Popery and Arbitrary Power. But such has been our misfortune, that too many of my people have been deluded, and made
Page 206 - From thence I began to think it a duty incumbent on me to make all the reparation I could for the injury I had done the Government : And as the first thing in that way, I became an evidence for the King ; which I am far from being ashamed of, let what calumnies will, follow.
Page 2 - their sovereign, who came to be so by a fundamental, here'ditary right of succession, which no religion, no law, no fault, 'nor forfeiture could alter or diminish.

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