The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England: Being a Faithful Account of All the Most Remarkable Transactions in Parliament, from the Earliest Times. Collected from the Journals of Both Houses, the Records, Original Manuscripts, Scarce Speeches, and Tracts; All Compared Withthe Several Contemporary Writers, and Connected, Throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands...

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Printed; and sold by T. Osborne; and W. Sandby, 1751 - Constitutional history
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Page 513 - ... that the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the king, state, and defence of the realm and of the church of England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances which daily happen within this realm are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in parliament...
Page 26 - I am the husband, and all the whole isle is my lawful wife ; I am the head and it is my body...
Page 64 - House ought not to meddle with returns, being all made into the Chancery, and are 1 Compare. 2 Bias, partiality. to be corrected or reformed by that Court only into which they are returned.
Page 513 - Parliament: and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House of Parliament hath and of right ought to have freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason and bring to conclusion the same...
Page 200 - Scotland, and may truly vaunt it : here I sit and govern it with my pen : I write and it is done; and by a Clerk of the Council I govern Scotland now, — which others could not do by the sword.
Page 81 - The prince's command is like a thunder-bolt ; his command upon our allegiance like the roaring of a lion. To his command there is no contradiction ; but how or in what manner we should now proceed to perform obedience, that will be the question.
Page 83 - He said, That he would not hold his Prerogative, or honour, or receive any thing of any or all his subjects.— -This was his magnanimity. That he would confirm and ratify all just Privileges. — This his bounty and amity ; as a King, royally ; as King James, sweetly and kindly, out of his good nature.
Page 34 - I will ever prefer the weal of the public and of the whole commonwealth, in making of good laws and constitutions, to any particular and private ends of mine, thinking ever the wealth and weal of the commonwealth to be my greatest weal and worldly felicity...
Page 406 - To the seven and twentieth article of the charge: viz. he took of the French merchants a thousand pounds, to constrain the vintners of London to take from them fifteen hundred tons of wine ; to accomplish which, he used very indirect means, by colour of his office and authority, without bill or suit depending ; terrifying the vintners, by threats and imprisonments of their persons, to buy wines, whereof they had no need or use, at higher rates than they were vendible : I do...
Page 213 - I am your king; I am placed to govern you , and shall answer for your errors ; I am a man of flesh and blood , and have my passions and affections as other men ; I pray you , do not too far move me to do that which my power may tempt me unto.

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