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termine the affairs which
the law refers to the king,
iii. 339, 343, 344.
Curio, by corruption made an
instrument of mischief,
who had been an eminent
supporter of the laws, ii.

Custom, the authority of it, as
well as of law, consists
only in its rectitude, iii.
173, 175.

Had its beginning and con-
tinuance from the univer-
sal consent of the nation,
iii. 347.

The reason why we pay cus-
toms, iii. 373.
David. the most reverend king,
had his posterity deprived,
and his kingdom at last
came to the Asmonean
race, i. 362, 365.
Chose and anointed king by
the tribe of Judah, ii. 54,

Slew the son of Rimmon, and
why, ii. 54.

Not without his infirmities
and punishments, ii. 90.
Who were his adversaries not-
withstanding the justice of
his cause, ii. 419, 251.
His affection towards his peo-
ple, ii. 404.

His resisting of Saul without
assuming the power of a
king, ii. 414, 415, &c.
How his heart smote him
when he had cut off Saul's
skirt, ii. 417.

Why he commanded Solomon
not to suffer Joab to go to
the grave in peace, iii, 23.
Wise as an angel, iii. 304.
Death, of no eminent Roman,
except one, for a long time,
ii. 112.

Citizens to be condemned in
public by the Roman law,
ii. 166.

Of Barnewelt, and De Witt,
ii. 210, 211.

Often the reward of such ser-

vices as cannot be suffi-
ciently valued, ii. 265.
Of the nearest relations, reg-
mandi causa, ii. 269.
The bitterness of it, how as
suaged, iii. 370.
Very few suffered in Sparta,
for above eight hundred
years, iii. 25.
Decemviri, only for a year, ii.

There were many rebellions

against him, ii. 422, &c.
How he feared men more
than God, ii. 444.


For two years, iii. 59.
To regulate the law, i. 152.
iii. 52.

Patricians. favoured them, ii.

Proceeded against no private

men, when they continued
beyond their time, ii. 235.
Used with great gentleness,

ii. 285.

The Romans only beaten
under them, iii. 333.
The power given to them,
sine provocatione, was only
in private cases, iii. 59.
Why the people destroyed
both their power and them,
iii. 59.

His war with Saul, how Decision, of the most difficult

grounded, ii. 418.

matters, anciently left to
the priests in all countries,
iii. 352.

In England, where made by
judges and juries, and

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the body of the nation, ii-
51, 56, 143.

If they become enemies to
their people, ii. 242.
For their ill lives, iii. 29, 30, 31.
Of Wamba, a Gothic king,
who was made a Monk, af-
ter he had reigned many
years well, iii. 109.
Desertion, the cause of it, ii.

Common to all absolute mon-
archies, ii. 194.

Of soldiers, ii. 230, 233, 234.
Detur, Digniori, i. 364,365, 386,
Dictator, from whence his pow-
er arose, ii. 112, 448.
Cæsar made himself perpetu-
al, ii. 107.

Made occasionally at the be-
ginning, ii. 146, 148, 409.
A mortal change in root and
principle, ii. 143.
Why Mamercus and others

had this honour, ii. 160,325.
Though supreme, yet subject
to the people, if they trans-
gressed the law, ii. 236,
390. iii. 271.

Between lord and servant, in
species and not in degree,
i. 456.
Between brethren, only in
proportion, i. 456.
Between men fighting for
their own interest, and
such as serve for pay, ii.

Between senates and absolute
princes, ii. 385.

Between magistrates to whom
obedience is due, and to
whom not, iii. 36, 39.
Between good and bad prin-
ces, is from the observation
or violation of the laws of
their country, iii. 49.
Dioclesian's saying, Bonus Cau-
tus, Optimus, imperator,ven-
ditur, ii. 288.

What made him renounce


but for six months
at most, ii. 392. iii. 43, 58.
Cammillus in his fourth dic-
tatorship, threatned with a
fine, ii. 392.

The commission that was
given, what, iii. 252.
How high the Romans car-

ried the power, iii. 270.
None ever usurped a power
over liberty until the time
of Sylla, iii. 289.

Diets vide Estates of the Realm
and Parliaments, General

Difference, between a lawful
king and tyrant, i. 451, 456.
ii. 344, 455. iii. 73.

the empire, ii. 288.
Dionysius, his tyranny destroyed

by the Syracusians, i. 231.
His character, i. 370. ii. S14,


Diogenes, his saying of him,
ii. 315.

Discipline, the excellency of the

Roman, ii. 168, 169, 198.
The like in all nations that
have kept their liberty, ii,


The effects of good and bad,
ii. 325, 327, 330.

The excellency of the Spar-

tan, ii. 355. iii. 25.
Dispensing power, our kings
have it not, beyond what the
law gives them, iii. 159.
Dissimulation, what, ii. 341.
Dissolute persons, fittest sub-

jects for absolute monarchs,
ii. 62, 172, 247.

Abhor the dominion of the
law, ii. 183, 318.
Doctrine, some by that which is

false, poison the springs of
religion and virtue, iii. 131.
Dominion, equally divided among
all, is universal liberty, i.


Of the whole world, cannot
belong to one man, i. 393,


Nor over a nation, ever unse-
perably united to one man,
and his family, i. 431, ii.
12, 13, 19, 39.

Deeds by which the right of
it is conferred, ii. 54.
Usurped by the ruin of the

best part of mankind, ii. 171.
Of France not to be alienated,
ii. 364.

Every child of a parent cannot
inherit it, ii. 380.

How and by whom it was con-
ferred, ii. 381, iii. 261.
Implies protection, iii. 266.
Dominus, its signification, ii. 13.
The Romans often called lords

of the world, iii. 229.
Domitian, his character, ii. 309.
Tacitus calls him an enemy

ter of God, in the exercise
of his office, iii. 31.
What to be expected from
and rendered to them, iii.

to virtue, iii. 19.
Duels in France, who only
could refuse challenges
from any gentleman iii.


Dukes of Venice, Moscovy, &c.
iii. 240.

Duke, earl, and viscount, the

names of offices, iii. 240.
Where these names are sub-
jects, and where little less
than sovereigns, iii. 261.
Duty arising from a benefit re-
ceived, must be proportion-
able to it, ii. 407.
Of a magistrate, iii. 19.
Of no man to deny any one
that which is his due, much
less to oppose the minis-

Eastern nations what remarka-
ble for, ii. 60.
Force is the prevailing law
with them, ii. 87, 88.
Where, and are still under
the government of those,
whom all free people call
tyrants, ii. 457. iii. 140.
Solomon's prudent advice to
persons living under the
government of these coun-
tries, ii. 475.

Edward, the Second, imprisoned
and deposed by his Parlia-
ment, iii. 365.

The Fourth, his wants sup-
plied by fraud and rapine,
iii. 378.

Election, most princes chosen
by the people, ii. 24, 25,
27, 38, 57.

Proved from scripture instan-

ces, ii. 27, 32, 38, 54, 55,
68, 414, 418.
From examples of the Saxons,
ii. 32, 414, 415, iii. 27, 28,
220, 221, &c.

Makes a right, ii. 36. 53, 54.
The various ways of electing

princes, ii. 141.
Frequent choosing of magis-
trates, makes nurseries of
great and able men, ii. 198,
217, 321.

The prudence of elections
surpasses the accidents of
birth, ii. 210, 220.

Of kings in France, ii. 362,
363. iii. 111, 112, 113.
Of Charles Gustavus to the
crown of Sweden, iii. 250.

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