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 with the Several Contemporary Writers, and Connected, Throughout, with the History of the Times, Volume 4

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Printed; and sold by T. Osborne and W. Sandby, 1751 - Constitutional history

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Page 192 - But if you offer me an oath of your authorities, I will refuse it, because I will do nothing to infringe the liberties of the house. But what need I to use these speeches?
Page 186 - Papa non potest errare; for surely if they did not, they would reform things amiss, and not to spurn against God's people for writing therein as they do; but I can tell them news, they do but kick against the...
Page 296 - Council which can make, add to or diminish from the Laws of the Realm, but only this Council of Parliament. Whether it be not against the Orders of this Council to make any secret or matter of weight, which is here in hand, known to the Prince or any other...
Page 186 - God's causes: therefore the accepting of such messages, and taking them in good part do highly offend God, and is the acceptation of the breach of the liberties of this honourable council; for is it not all one thing to say, Sirs, you shall deal in such matters only, as to say, you shall not deal in such matters?
Page 139 - First, he said, the precedent was perilous, and though in this happy time of lenity, among so good and honourable personages, under so gracious a prince, nothing of extremity or injury was to be feared, yet the times might be altered, and what now is permitted hereafter might be construed as of duty and enforced even on this ground of the present permission.
Page 431 - Idol-Juftices, of Sheep and Oxen, they know you not. If a Warrant come from the Lords of the Council to levy a hundred Men, he will levy two hundred ; and what with chopping in and croffing out, he'll gain a hundred Pounds by the Bargain.
Page 351 - young, had corrupted the council and nobility ; so as it " was very likely he would speed himself of shipping from " thence. In the marine towns of the Low Countries, and " in Norway, he laid in great store of shipping. In France, " he had the parliament-towns at his command ; in Britany, " he had all the best havens ; and in Scotland had so cor...
Page 404 - ... become of us, from whom the fruits of our own soil, and the commodities of our own labour, which, with the sweat of our brows, even up to the knees in mire and dirt, we have laboured for, shall be taken by warrant of supreme authority, which the poor subject dare not gainsay?
Page 263 - a paper in writing in his hand, devised and set down by an honest, godly, and learned man; and which, albeit it was not very well written, yet he would willingly read it as well as he could, if it pleased them to follow and say after him, as he should begin and say before them; which, being assented unto most willingly of all the whole House, and every one kneeling upon his knees, the said Mr. Vice-Chamberlain began the said prayer.
Page 141 - Power ; to be fit for fo great a Myftery God above of his free Gift may make a Man. ' To come unworthily the Penalty is appointed, St Paul hath pronounced it to be Death and Damnation, as guilty of the Blood and Death of Chrift.

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