The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of George II.

Harper & brothers, 1876 - 737 páginas

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Página 217 - Addressing the king, they declared " that it hath been the ancient, constant and undoubted right and usage of parliaments to question and complain of all persons of what degree soever, found grievous to the commonwealth, in abusing the power and trust committed to them by their sovereign.
Página 453 - We do in the next place declare our will and pleasure to be that the execution of all and all manner of penal laws in matters ecclesiastical, against whatsoever sort of nonconformists or recusants, be immediately suspended, and they are hereby suspended...
Página 440 - That he hath advised and procured divers of his Majesty's subjects to be imprisoned, against law, in remote islands, garrisons and other places, thereby to prevent them from the benefit of the law, and to introduce precedents for imprisoning any other of his Majesty's subjects in like manner.
Página 424 - ... his unfeigned assent and consent to all and every thing contained in the book of common prayer.
Página 250 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of Parliament...
Página 265 - I do, and will do, in all that concerns my master s service, upon the peril of my head. I am confident that the king, being pleased to set himself in the business, is able, by his wisdom and ministers, to carry any just and honourable action...
Página 178 - The Prerogatives of Princes may easily, and do daily grow. The Privileges of the Subject are for the most part at an everlasting stand.
Página 117 - ... which only concern the confession of the true Christian faith and the doctrine of the sacraments...
Página 192 - 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 say that a King cannot do this or that, but rest in that which is the King's will revealed in his law.
Página 496 - ... or pamphlet of news whatsoever, is illegal ; that it is a manifest intent to the breach of the peace, and they may be proceeded against by law for an illegal thing.

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