A Letter from the Nobility, Barons, and Commons of Scotland, in the Year 1320, Yet Extant, Under All the Seals of the Nobility, Directed to Pope John; But, Withal, They Notwithstanding Declare, That If the King Should Offer to Subvert

A Letter from the Nobility, Barons, and Commons of Scotland, in the Year 1320, Yet Extant, Under All the Seals of the Nobility, Directed to Pope John; But, Withal, They Notwithstanding Declare, That If the King Should Offer to Subvert

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... to their tasks and garlick. " I_can with justice say, my principal intention, in this paper, is not to declaim against my Lord-Protector, or his accomplices; for, were it not more to justify others, than accuse them, I should think their own actions did that work sufficiently, and I should not take pains to tell the world what they knew before. ' My design is, to examine whether, if there hath been such a plot as we hear of, and that it was contrived by Mr. Sindercombe', against my Lord-Protector; and not by my Lord-Protector, against Mr. Sindercombe; which is doubtful, whether it deserves those epithets, Mr. Speaker is pleased to give it, of bloody, wicked, and proceeding from the Prince of Darkness. I know very well, how un= capable the vulgar are of considering what is extraordinary and singular in every case, and that they judge of things, and name them, by their exterior appearances, withoiit penetrating at all into their causes or natures. And, without doubt, when they hear the Protector was to be killed, they straight conclude, a man was to be murdered, not amalefactor punished: for they think, the formalities do always make the things themselves; and that it is the judge and the crier that makes the justice, and the jail" the CriminalAnd, therefore, when they read, in the pamphlet, Mr. Speaker's speech, they certainly think, he gives these plotters their right titles; and, as readily as a high-court of justice, they condemn them, ' without ever examining whether they would have killeda magis dl' See much relating to Mr. Miles Sindercombe, in Cla.rendon's Hist. iii. port. 2.. or Biog. Brit. iv. 505. e 't. 2.. trate, or destroyed atyrant, over whom every man' is naturally a...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827384
  • 9781236827388