History of England from the accession of James i. to the outbreak of the Civil war, Volume 2

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Page 278 - At the former time, he fell upon the same allegation which he had begun at the council table ; that judges were not to give opinion by fractions, but entirely, according to the vote whereupon they should settle upon conference ; and that this auricular taking of opinions, single and apart, was new and dangerous ; and other words more vehement than I repeat.
Page 38 - King said, that he thought the law was founded upon reason, and that he and others had reason, as well as the Judges: to which it was answered by me, that true it was, that God had endowed His Majesty with excellent science, and great endowments of nature; but His Majesty was not learned in the laws of his realm of England, and causes which concern the life, or inheritance, or goods, or fortunes of his subjects, are...
Page 251 - The House of Commons is a body without a head. The members give their opinions in a disorderly manner. At their meetings nothing is heard but cries, shouts, and confusion. I am surprised that my ancestors should ever have permitted such an institution to come into existence. I am a stranger, and found it here when I arrived, so that I am obliged to put up with what I cannot get rid of.
Page 185 - I cannot deliver with what caution and discretion the Lieutenant hath undertaken Overbury. But for his conclusion, I do and ever will love him the better ; which was this, that either Overbury shall recover, and do good offices betwixt my Lord of Suffolk and you, which if he do not, you shall have reason to count him a knave ; or else, that he shall not recover at all, which he thinks the most sure and happy change of all ; for he finds sometimes from Overbury many flashes of a strong affection...
Page 80 - Feb. in 1610, 61. a short time, than to give way to the breach and violation of the right of the whole nation — for that is the true inconvenience ; neither need it be so difficult or tedious to have the consent of Parliament, if they were held as they ought or might be.
Page 39 - ... that the law was the golden metwand and measure to try the causes of the subjects, and which protected his Majesty in safety and peace. With which the King was greatly offended, and said that then he should be under the law, which was treason to affirm, as he said; to which I said that Bracton saith, quod Rex non debet esse sub homine sed sub Deo et lege [that the King ought not to be under man but under God and under the law—BT\.
Page 39 - ... but his Majesty was not learned in the laws of his realm of England, and causes which concern the life, or inheritance, or goods, or fortunes of his subjects, are not to be decided by natural reason but by the artificial reason and judgment of law, which law is an art which requires long study and experience, before that a man can attain to the cognizance of it...
Page 209 - Attorney, this is all your doing : It is you that have made this great stir. Mr. Attorney answered ; Ah my Lord ! your Lordship all this while hath grown in breadth ; you must needs now grow in height, or else you would be a monster.* 39.
Page 52 - Gorges and his friends from the West of England were to choose a place for a colony somewhere in the Northern part of the territory, whilst the London merchants and gentlemen who had listened to Gosnold's persuasion were to confine themselves to the South. It was necessary to devise some form of government for the two colonies. The rock upon which all former attempts had split, was the difficulty of inducing the spirited...
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