History of the Family of Fortescue in All Its Branches
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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...The people of Ifrael had a king already, God Himfelf. Their fin lay in afking for a man, "like allthe nations," not in defiring monarchy itfelf (с. 15). 2. The king promifed to Ifrael by the Lord and Samuel, was a king of a certain kind. (" He fhall take your fons and fet them in his chariots, &c."). Befides the "politick," and the " royal" form of government, (fee St. Thomas, De Regimine Principum), there is a third, the " politiek and royal." Of this kind the kingdom of England is an example. For there " the kings make not laws, nor impofe fubfidies on their fubjects, without the confent of the Three Eftates of the realm." (с. 16). 50 Rome was " royal" under the kings, "politiek" under the fenate and confuls, " politiek and royal" under the emperors. The government of Ifrael was " politiek and royal" under the judges, " royal" only, " a mere monarchy" under the king who was granted to their prayer. But St. Thomas fays that the more any form of government refembles the Divine, the better it is; and this muft be abfolute monarchy. Did God then give a good law to a finful and rebellious people? On the other hand, was He the author of a bad law? " Lo, what ftraits on every fidel" (с. 17). Further comparifon between the Law of Nature and the Law of the King, which feems to " put the Law of Nature in danger, inafmuch as it afferts for the 711: Regi.: the foremoft place among all laws." (c. 18-29). Monarchy is a product of Nature, there being always, as St. Thomas fays, fomething natura/iter regulatifua. True, the Civil Law fays that kingdoms were founded by...
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