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What appears to be practiced by many soon obtains the force of a custom. And
human affairs have scarcely ever been in so good a state as for the majority to be
pleased with things of real excellence. From the private vices of multitudes, ...
... the instruments of exciting dissensions and doctrinal controversies, with a view
to obscure and finally to extinguish it. And now he continues to attack it both ways
; for he endeavours to root up this genuine seed by means of human force, and ...
All kingdoms and states have fallen (say the politicians) by outward and foreign
force, or by inward negligence and dissension, or by a third cause arising from
both. Others observe, that the greatest have sunk down under their own weight; ...
For that King, when both by force, craft, and cruelty, he had dispossessed,
overreached, and lastly made blind and destroyed his elder brother Robert Duke
of Normandy, to make his own sons lords of this land: God cast them all, male
... and then to impoverish them by many new devised and intolerable impositions;
he lastly, by strong hand and main force, attempted to make himself not only an
absolute monarch over them, like unto the kings and sovereigns of England and
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