The Nature and Institution of Government: Containing an Account of the Feudal and English Policy, Volume 1

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author; and sold, 1771

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Page 456 - ... assisted by the advice of the other members, it is not to be imagined that a decision could easily be obtained, contrary to his inclination or opinion. In his absence the chief justiciary presided, who was the first magistrate in the state, and a kind of viceroy, on whom depended all the civil affairs of the kingdom...
Page 98 - If we compare the natural duties of a father with those of a king, we find them to be all one, without any difference at all but only in the latitude or extent of them...
Page 119 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 140 - They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
Page xliii - Government is instituted in order to restrain the fury and injustice of the people ; and being always founded on opinion, not on force, it is dangerous to weaken, by these speculations, the reverence which the multitude owe to authority, and to instruct them beforehand, that the case can ever happen, when they may be freed from their duty of allegiance. Or...
Page 97 - But howsoever this opinion hath of late obtained great reputation, yet it is not to be found in the ancient fathers and doctors of the primitive church; it contradicts the doctrine and history of the Holy Scriptures, the constant practice of all ancient monarchies, and the very principles of the law of nature. It is hard to say whether it be more erroneous in divinity or dangerous in policy.
Page 101 - If God created only Adam, and of a piece of him made the woman, and if by generation from them two, as parts of them, all mankind be propagated ; if also God gave to Adam, not only the dominion over the woman and the children that should issue from them, but also over the whole earth to subdue it, and over all the creatures on it, so that, as long as Adam lived, no man could claim or enjoy...
Page 151 - ... and, if the robbers of countries be God's vicegerents, there is no doubt but the thieves and banditos, and murderers, are his underofficers.
Page 136 - And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot : and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
Page 119 - These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations : and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

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