The Harleian Miscellany; Or, a Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Volume 5

The Harleian Miscellany; Or, a Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...and kingdom, and for no by-respect, or ill design whatsoever. The contents of which petition follow, verbatim, viz. To the right honourable the Lords and Commons, in the high court of parliament now assembled. The humble petition of divers apprentices, and other young men, in and about the City of London, In most humble manner sheweth, THAT your former gracious acceptation of petitions from persons of as mean quality as ourselves, your late kind embracement of that petition from our masters, and others of eminent quality; together with your constant endeavours for a pacification, for which we present our hum Me thanks; hath concited us, though, in regard of our present condition, not so much considerable, to address ourselves also, in all humility, to this honourable assembly, whom we conceive the only means, under God, for our redress, beseeching yon to persist, as you have honourably begun, in working a period of these ruinating distractions. And though the present calamity doth not so immediately reflect ttpon your petitioners: Yet we, considering the loss of so many of our fellows lives, the daily hazard the rest are exposed to, and foreiceing the face of our own ruin, in our masters present condition, as also prizing our parents' and friends' lives, and livelihoods, as dearly at our own, hold ourselves engaged by the laws of conscience and nature, to be no less sollicitous, for the bleeding condition ot this church and state; in regard, though servants, we arc subjects, and humbly conceive ourselves to be concerned herein. We come, therefore, in the still voice, to embowel our grievances and zealous desires before you; not presuming to dictate to your grave judgments, but humbly desiring you to pardon our boldness, in petitioning, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530802
  • 9781236530806