The Works and Life of the Right Honourable Charles, Late Earl of Halifax. Including the History of His Lordship's Times

The Works and Life of the Right Honourable Charles, Late Earl of Halifax. Including the History of His Lordship's Times

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1715 edition. Excerpt: ...took upon them riot 'only to abolish the House of Lords, but to destroy the M o N A R CH V. JsI' # ' Nor is the Matter of it less injurious tHan 'thd Terme.';There is not the least' Occasion 'for a just' Objection to any Part of our Ctin duct in thar'Btjstness to-which the'Address 1 relates, the" Proceeding having been strictly 'justifiable by the krifewil Laws, 'and Custfeflii many, and great Persons, are engag'd in dangerous Designs against the Government-, or, where ill Ministers abuse their Favour towards the oppressing or enslaving of the People.. /-1 'Her Majesty's Wisdom and Goodness make us secure at present, against all Influences ot that Kind; but if it lhall happen in furore Times, that ill Men should gain too great?, degree of Favour with our Princes, how easy will it be for them to stifle or defeat all Parliamentary Enquiries into their Crimes? For if the being in Prison, or in the Hands of a Messenger, will protect Men from being examin'd in the House of Lords, or from being put into Custody of the proper Officers of the House, during the Examination, and debar'd from eonversing with others, it will certainly be always in the Power of Favourites to cause those who can be Witnesses against them, as well as the Accomplices of their Designs, to be taken into Custody. And if Persons in Custody, are out of the Reach of the House of Lords, who are the hereditary Counsellors of the Crown, and in whom a judicial Power is lodg'd by the Constitution, it is not to be imagin'd, that the Commons can pretend to a greater Power of examining, committing, or restraining therrt. No House of Commons, 'till now, has given Countenance to this dangerous Opinion, which does so directly tend to the rendering ill Ministers safe from the Examination...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642902
  • 9781236642905