The Oceana, and Other Works, Now First Publish'd from His Own Manuscripts (Etc.)
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. 1700 edition. Excerpt: ...I/V/ietber a Commonwealth be rigbtly defirfd to be a Government of Laws and not of wit, and a Asonarclvy to be t/re Government of sctom Afan, or a few Men, and not of Laws? HAT part of the Preliminarys which the Prevaricator, as is usual with him, recites in this place falsiy and fraudulently, is thus: Relation had to these two times (that of Antient and that of Modern Prudence) the one, as is computed by JANOTT i, ending with the Liberty of Rome, the other beginning with the Arms of CESA R (which extinguishing Liberty, became the Translation of Antient into Modern Prudence, introdudd in the Ruin of the Roman Empire by the Gotbs and I/andals) GOI/E R NME NT (to define it de jure, or according to Antient Prudence) is an Art ivberb a civil Sattsiet of Men is instituted and prtsesi-r-ixsissi, upon tbe Foundation of Cornmon Rigbt or Interest; or (tojo/low ARLSTOTLE and LIV Y) it is an Empire of Laws, and not of Men. A N D Government, to desine it de sacto, or according to Modern Prudence, is an Art wberb) stim Man, or som few Men, fiibject' a C it or a A7ation, and rule it according to bis or tbetr privat Interest; w itb, because Laws insacb tasts are made according to tbe Interest' of a iUan, 0"_ som few Familys, ma be said to be an Empire of Men, and not of Laws. H EREB Y it is plain, whether in an Empire of Laws, and not of Men, as a Commonwealth; or in an Empire of Men, and not of ' Laws, as Monarchy: First, That Law must equally procede from 4-, Will, Will, that is either from the Will of the whole People, as in a Com-Chap. 2. monwealth; from the Will of one Man, as in an Absolute, or from L/Nfkl thEWill of a few Men, as in a Regulated Monarchy., fffifigoN DLY, That Will, whether of one, or more, or all, is not-j iiesumfi to...
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