Observations on a Late Publication, Entitled a Dialogue on the Actual State of Parliament, and Also on a Treatise Entitled Free Parliaments

Observations on a Late Publication, Entitled a Dialogue on the Actual State of Parliament, and Also on a Treatise Entitled Free Parliaments : With Remarks on Mr. Hatsell's Argument Concerning Annual Elections, and on the Letter to Mr. Sinclair

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Excerpt from Observations on a Late Publication, Entitled "a Dialogue on the Actual State of Parliament," And Also on a Treatise Entitled "Free Parliaments" With Remarks on Mr. Hatsell's Argument Concerning Annual Elections, and on the Letter to Mr. Sinclair Lord Shaftefbury's objection, in 1677, I fiill think, appears to have proceeded on the illegality ofa parliament, of Which one great integrant part, the houfe of commons, had been continued for above a ye? Without new eleflion; at leafli can make no other interpretation that feems adapted to his underitanding and difcernment. For, fuppofing theflflon {imply to be the point on whgch it refied, could the crown's breach of trutt, by not alfembling them within the year, prejudice or give colour to call their right in quefiion when a embled? A right to fit y'early had not been forfeited for the future, nor could colourably be {0 imagined, by' their exercife of it being hindered the year pail; but the right oft/7e people, olec'i tbemjearly, was infringed by accepting to meet, without new elefiion, at a period beyond the year and one effen tial part of parliament, thus continued beyond its time, was an argument againfi the legality of the feflion by no means palpably abfurd, a ground alone fit to. Fuppcrt the fuperfirue'rure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243264356
  • 9780243264353