History of the English People, Volume 4

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Useful knowledge publishing Company, 1882 - Great Britain
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Page 254 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Page 119 - To the end the body of the commons may be preserved of honest and good men, it was ordered and agreed, that, for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same.
Page 232 - ... the people are, under God, the original of all just power; that the commons of England in parliament assembled — being chosen by, and representing, the people — have the supreme power in this nation...
Page 239 - I forbade them to spare any that were in arms in the town: and, I think, that night they put to the sword about 2,000 men...
Page 307 - ... according to the ancient and fundamental laws of this kingdom, the government is, and ought to be, by king, lords, and commons.
Page 378 - I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine : like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amourist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite...
Page 74 - ... such oath or to give attendance or be confined or otherwise molested or disquieted concerning the same or for refusal thereof. And that no freeman in any such manner as is before mentioned be imprisoned or detained.
Page 74 - ... 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 186 - Why art thou cast down, 0 my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me: hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Page 134 - ... acts of parliament to take away his royal power in the defence of his kingdom are void ; they are void acts of parliament to bind the king not to command the subjects, their persons, and goods, and I say, their money too ; for no acts of parliament make any difference.

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