The History of the English Revolution

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844 - 340 páginas
 

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Página 332 - That King James II., having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Página 39 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Página 138 - ... your privileges were derived from the grace and permission of our ancestors and us, (for the most of them grew from precedents, which shows rather a toleration than inheritance...
Página 139 - ... in parliament, the same is to be showed to the king, by the advice and assent of all the Commons assembled in parliament, before the king give credence to any private information.
Página 139 - ... and that every member of the said House hath like freedom from all impeachment, imprisonment and molestation (other than by censure of the House itself) for or concerning any speaking, reasoning or declaring of any matter or matters touching the Parliament or parliament business; and that, if any of the said members be complained of and questioned for...
Página 138 - The commons now assembled in parliament, being justly occasioned thereunto, concerning sundry liberties, franchises, and privileges of parliament, amongst others here mentioned, do make this protestation following : " 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...
Página 139 - 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: 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...
Página 167 - What I forfeit myself is nothing, but that my indiscretion should extend to my posterity woundeth me to the very soul. You will pardon my infirmity, something I should have added...
Página 167 - Let us not, to our own destruction, awake those sleeping lions, by rattling up a company of old records which have lain for so many ages by the wall, forgotten and neglected. To all my afflictions, add not this, my lords...
Página 169 - Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, for in them there is no salvation."*** He was soon able, however, to collect his courage; and he prepared himself to suffer the fatal sentence.

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