Crowned Masterpiecaes of Eloquence Respresenting the Advance of Civilization; As Collected in the World's Best Orations

Crowned Masterpiecaes of Eloquence Respresenting the Advance of Civilization; As Collected in the World's Best Orations : From the Earliest Period to the Present Time Volume 9

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...danger of dissolving the whole fabric; that usurpation could give no right, and the most dangerous of all enemies unto kings were they, who, raising their power to an exorbitant height, allowed unto usurpers all the rights belonging unto it; that such usurpations being seldom compassed without the slaughter of the reigning person, or family, the worst of all villains was thereby rewarded with the most glorious privileges; that if such doctrines were received, they would stir up men to the destruction of princes with more violence than all the passions that have hitherto raged in the hearts of the most unruly; that none could be safe, if such a reward were proposed unto any that could destroy them; that few would be so gentle as to spare even the best, if by their destruction a vile usurper could become God's anointed; and by the most execrable wickedness invest himself with that divine character. This is the scope of the whole treatise; the writer gives such reasons as at that present did occur unto him, to prove it. This seems to agree with the doctrines of the most reverenced authors of all times, nations, and religions. The best and wisest of kings have ever acknowledged it. The present King of France hath declared that kings have that happy want of power, that they can do nothing contrary to the laws of their country, and grounds his quarrel with the King of Spain, anno 1667, upon that principle. King ames, in his speech to the Parliament, anno 1603, doth in the highest degree assert it; the Scripture seems to declare it. If, nevertheless, the writer was mistaken, he might have been refuted by law, reason, and Scripture; and no man, for such matters, was ever otherwise punished than by being made to see his error; and it hath not (as...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812867
  • 9781236812865