Democracy in Europe: a History, Volume 2

W. J. Widdleton, 1878

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Page 403 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; ' to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 'to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints.
Page 364 - It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do; good Christians content themselves with his will revealed in his Word; so it is presumption and high contempt in a subject to dispute what a king can do; or to say that a king cannot do this or that; but rest in that which is the king's will revealed in his law.
Page 132 - Go, Monsieur, tell those who sent you that we are here by the will of the People, and that nothing but the force of bayonets...
Page 429 - second, 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people — and, by the advice of Jesuits and other " wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, " and having withdrawn himself out of this kingdom — has " abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby
Page 465 - It is the land that freemen till, That sober-suited Freedom chose, The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will ; A land of settled government, A land of just and old renown, Where Freedom broadens slowly down From precedent to precedent...
Page 402 - God, the original of all just power ; that the commons of England, in parliament assembled, being chosen by and representing the people, have the supreme power in this nation ; that whatsoever is enacted or declared for law by the commons in parliament assembled, hath the force of law and all the people of this nation are concluded thereby, although the consent and concurrence of the king or house of peers be not had thereunto.
Page 403 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land : and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Page 438 - King James was wont to be very earnest with the country gentlemen to go from London to their country houses. And sometimes he would say thus to them ; Gentlemen, at London you are like ships in a sea, which shew like nothing ; but in your country villages you are like ships in a river, which look like great things.
Page 384 - How acute these differences were, may be seen from the commons' assertion 'that this house being the representative body of the whole kingdom, and their lordships being but as particular persons, and coming to parliament in a particular capacity, that if they should not be pleased to consent to the passing of those acts, and others, necessary to the preservation and safety of the kingdom, that then this house, together with such of the lords that are more sensible of the safety of the kingdom, may...
Page 107 - In short, all the symptoms which I have ever met with in History, previous to great Changes and Revolutions in Government, now exist and daily increase in France."/ Chapter III — Viaticum.

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