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Strana 2931 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have, these hundred years, for learning has brought disobedience and heresies and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them and libels against the best government. God keep us from both...
Strana 2820 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Strana 2849 - January 1649, when the house of commons voted 'that the people are, under 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...
Strana 2905 - That King James the 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and people ; and, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws; and having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Strana 2815 - Majesty should be misinformed if any man should deliver that the Kings of England have any absolute power in themselves either to alter Religion...
Strana 2813 - I will make them conform, or I will harry them out of the land, or else worse,"
Strana 2888 - He died in the fifty-fifth year of his age, and the twenty-fifth of his reign.
Strana 2885 - Russell desired simply the exclusion of the Duke of York from the succession to the English throne, and a return to just government under the reigning king and the existing constitution.
Strana 2888 - Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Strana 2862 - It is still our duty," he would say to the seamen, " to fight for our country, into whatever hands the government may fall." 13. At the same time that Blake's expeditions were going forward, there was another carried on under the command of admirals Penn and Venables, with about four thousand land forces, to attack the island of Hispaniola.