A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects

A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects : But Chiefly Such as Relate to the History and Constitution of These Kingdoms. Selected from an Infinite Number in Print and Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... far the Lord is concerned, if such an evil as this shall lie hid in the midst of us. But to return to what we were upon before. ' The matter which is in question among the dissenting parts of the whole body of honest men, is not so trivial and of such small consequences as some would make it. 'Tis in eflect the main and whole of the cause, without which all the freedome which the people have or can have, is in comparison but shadow and in name onely, and tliere--fore can never give that peace and satisfaction to the body, which is requisite untoa durable and solid settlement. This is that which makes all sound and safe at the root, and gives the right ballance necessary to be held up between, soveraignty and ubjection, in the exercise of all righteous government; applying the use of the sword to the promoting and upholding the publick safety and welfare of the whole body, in preference, and, if need be, in opposition, unto any of the parts; whilst yet, by its equal and impartial! administration in reference unto each, it doth witliall inaintaine the wiiole body in a most delightful harmony, welfare, and correspondency. The sword never can, nor is it to be expected ever will do this, while the soveraignty is admitted and placed any where else than in the whole body of the people that have adhered to the cause, and _by them be derived unto their successive representatives, as the most equal and impartial judicature for the effecting hereof. Where there is then a righteous and good constitution of government, there is first an orderly union of many understandings together, as the publick and common supream_judicature or visible soveraignty set in a way of free and orderly exercise, for the directing _ _ A Civil Tracts. _311 and...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874137
  • 9781236874139