The student's text-book of English and general history from B.C. 100

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Page 54 - No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or banished, or any ways destroyed, nor will we pass upon him, nor will we send upon him, unless by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 88 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 92 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 5 - It is almost superfluous to enumerate the unworthy successors of Augustus. Their unparalleled vices, and the splendid theatre on which they were acted, have saved them from oblivion. The dark unrelenting Tiberius, the furious Caligula, the feeble Claudius, the profligate and cruel Nero, the beastly Vitellius, and the timid inhuman Domitian, are condemned to everlasting infamy.
Page 102 - And her successor, King James the first, who had imbibed high notions of the divinity of regal sway, more than once laid it down in his speeches, that, " as it is atheism and blasphemy " in a creature to dispute what the Deity may do, so it " is presumption and sedition in a subject to dispute what " a king may do in the height of his power : good " Christians," he adds, " will be content with God's will, " revealed in his word ; and good subjects will rest in the " king's will, revealed in his law...
Page 5 - Vitellius, and the timid inhuman Domitian, are condemned to everlasting infamy. During fourscore years (excepting only the short and doubtful respite of Vespasian's reign) Rome groaned beneath an unremitting tyranny, which exterminated the ancient families of the republic, and was fatal to almost every virtue, and every talent, that arose in that unhappy period.
Page 147 - Democracies are usually the best calculated to direct the end of a law; aristocracies to invent the means by which that end shall be obtained; and monarchies to carry those means into execution. And the ancients, as was observed, had in general no idea of any other permanent form of government but these three : for though Cicero (/) declares himself of opinion, "esse optime constitutam rempublicam quae ex tribus generibus iUis, regali, optimo, et populari, sit modice confusa...
Page 55 - The government of the country by an hereditary sovereign, ruling with limited powers, and bound to summon and consult a parliament of the whole realm comprising hereditary peers, and elective representatives of the commons. That without the sanction of parliament no tax of any kind can be imposed, and no law can be made, repealed, or altered. That no man be arbitrarily fined or imprisoned, that no man's property or liberties be impaired, and that no man be in any way punished, except after a lawful...
Page 147 - In a democracy, where the right of making laws resides in the people at large, public virtue, or goodness of intention, is more likely to be found, than either of the other qualities of government. Popular assemblies are frequently foolish in their contrivance, and weak in their execution...
Page 40 - I have loved righteousness and hated iniquity. Therefore I die in exile '. WORK OF GREGORY vn.

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