Lord Capell (Cont'd). William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford, Afterwards Duke of Somerset

Lord Capell (Cont'd). William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford, Afterwards Duke of Somerset

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... mingled with any other pretensions, the pestilent quality of it would poyson all the rest: and, believe it, the dropping of such expressions, by the unsobrest of those that call themselves of your party, hath incredibly discredited those who are indeed well advised. Away with it, then, as that which will bring the certainest and suddenest destruction, --as that which will enrage the whole nation to a. furious vindication of themselves from being considered as such a silly generation of people that should be cousened out of their good, known, and established laws, and, in the place of them, suffer themselves to be imposed upon by imaginations and dreams, which every morning must be declared to the foregoing night's legislative power. The people do already take themselves to be scornfully marked, that they must be stigmatized with the defamation of so impious an act, as a violence offered to the life of their sacred and anointed king; and that the act of so slight a part of their trustees must redound to their shame, who, shunning the light of established rules, which would have guided them (the paths they expected they should have walked in), do in this so palpably wander from their trust, and the sense of those who trusted them; and that so inconsiderable a part of them should set up a figment of fancy to be idolized. Consider the Commons' House (if yet it may be so called) allow: (which cannot be refused) the knights to be the representatives of the shires, which truly is the main of the people, you shall not find knights for the tenth county in England--I am perswaded, not a far smaller proportion. Is it, then, possible that men shall believe against sense and evident demonstration that the people incline to you; nay, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895983
  • 9781236895981