The Pictorial History of England: Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom ..

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Page 127 - By pretext whereof some of Your Majesty's subjects have been by some of the said commissioners put to death, when and where, if, by the laws and statutes of the land, they had deserved death, by the same laws and statutes also they might, and by no other ought, to have been judged and executed.
Page 127 - Parliament : and whereas no offender of what kind soever is exempted from the proceedings to be used and punishments to be inflicted by the laws and statutes of this your realm : nevertheless of late...
Page 385 - On the morrow it was further resolved 'that it hath been found by experience, and this house doth declare, that the office of a king in this nation, and to have the power thereof in any single person, is unnecessary, burdensome, and dangerous to the liberty, safety, and...
Page 274 - That whensoever the king maketh war upon the parliament, it is a breach of the trust reposed in him by his people ; contrary to his oath ; and tending to the dissolution of the government. 3. " That whosoevei: should serve him, or assist him in such wars, are traitors by the fundamental laws of the kingdom ; and have been so adjudged by two acts of parliament, 2 Rich. II. and 1 Hen. IV. and ought to suffer as traitors.
Page 311 - I hope we have such true English hearts, and zealous affections towards the general weal of our Mother Country, as no Members of either House will scruple to deny themselves, and their own private interests, for the public good; nor account it to be a dishonour done to them, whatever the Parliament shall resolve upon in this weighty matter.* III.
Page 294 - Him, in whose sight a thousand years are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Page 127 - ... divers of your subjects have of late been imprisoned without any cause showed ; and when for their deliverance they were brought before your justices by your Majesty's writs of habeas corpus, there to undergo and receive as the court should order...
Page 310 - For what do the enemy say? Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament ? Even this, that the members of both houses have got great places and commands, and the sword into their hands ; and, what by interest in Parliament, what by power in the army, will perpetually continue themselves in grandeur, and not permit the war speedily to end, lest their own power should determine with it.
Page 255 - ... did intend any force, but shall proceed against them in a legal and fair way, for I never meant any other. And now, since I see I cannot do what I came for, I think this no unfit occasion to repeat what I have said formerly, that whatsoever I have done in favour and to the good of my subjects, I do mean to maintain it. I will trouble you no more, but tell you I do expect, as soon as they come to the House, you will send them to me, otherwise I must take my own, course to find them.
Page 205 - Let Sir John Eliot's body be buried in the church of that parish where he died.

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