The History Et Vindication of the Loyal Formulary or Irish Remonstrance of 1661 Against All Calumnies and Censures in Several Treatises

The History Et Vindication of the Loyal Formulary or Irish Remonstrance of 1661 Against All Calumnies and Censures in Several Treatises

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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. 1674 edition. Excerpt: ...those cuflomes, and in prosecution of bis former refusal to deliver up to secular justice those two criminal Clerks: and should therefore conclude, that S. Thomas must have pretended for himself ac such time, not the former laws of the land, which were so repealed by a contrary law of Henry the second, but either the laws of God, Nature, or Nations, or the Canons of the Chinch or Pope, ike: if 1 fay, any should make this objection here, the Answer is at hand, very facile and clear, out of my former observationSyvi/., that such swearing alone was not enough, without further signing and sealing, as it seems the custom theu was of the Bishops and Peeis in making of laws: nor all three together (whether signing and sealir/g was necessary or not ) without a free consent in those or os tho'ewho swore so or trisd or sealed so: and that there was no free consent but a fore'd Ohc by threars of impi isonment banishment death, appears out of my said observations and al i the several Historians, especially Hoveden, who treat exactly of this contest. Now it is plain that such laws are no true laws, or have not at all as much as the essence of laws, which are not freely made without such coaction. And therefore consequently it is plain that such repealing was no true legal repealing of the former laws. Whereof also this was a further argument, that Henry "the second himself did in the end of the contest wholly quit his challenge to those controverted customs, which he didso for a time constrain the Eistnps Clergie and people to submit to against their own will and their own true laws. Yet as it must be granted by such as are versed in the antiquities of England, that there was a time and some ages too of the Christian Church in England even after the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236632845