The Life of James II. King of England Etc Volume 2

The Life of James II. King of England Etc Volume 2

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...the ivorld, that authority + was not to be taken by storme no more than temperance or humility, and that right could no more be got by force or armes than rightiousness, otherwise Kingdoms would be thrown up like a ball of strife for the Strongest arme Interlined by the Son of James the second. EDITOR. f Inserted as before mentioned. Enrron. to carry away, which in no manner suted with the. peace and-order Almighty God design'd, in instituteing government, and obligeing all people to be' subject to higher powers; so that tho he shew'd a great deal of dexterity in manageing his argumcnt, it only served to give the King's friends a good occasion to lay. open the manifest deviations of all those from the Doctrine of the Church of England, who had conform'd to the usurpation, and that intrest and mistaken Zeal had influenced their inconsistant decisions; and that they had only served the turns of a few men who had made use of the King's Religion, and the Prince of Orange's ambition, to bring the honours and profits of the Government into their hands, and instead of mentaining the property of the people, had made a propertie of the Nation itself., And now that the-King found his-voice was no longer heard in the land, and that the people were deaf to all his Ofl'ers, as wel-l as blinded in their ways, he betook himself to such methods as reason and justice suggested to do himself and his injured people Right; he knew he could depend upon the fidelity of the Irish, and hoped the Earle of Tyrconel would find means to prevent the Protestants of that Kingdom (who had. the greatest power in their hands) from forceing a conformety to what had been done in England: So upon the 12 of January, the King...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854063
  • 9781236854063