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Abraham absolute monarchical absolute power Adam's heir amongst arbitrary power atheism begetting birth-right body bondage brethren Canaan children of men common commonwealth consent creatures divine institution earth Edom eldest Esau exercise fatherly authority force gave give God's governors grant hands hath heirs to Adam inheritance Isaac Israelites Jacob Jephtha judge kings labour land lative law of nature legislative liberty lineal succession living lord man's mankind ment monarchical absolute monarchical power mother natural right Noah obedience parents paternal authority paternal power patriarchal jurisdiction person plain political society positive laws possession posterity preservation pretence primogeniture princes private dominion prove punish reason regal authority regal power right descending right of fatherhood right of lineal rule rulers says our author scripture shew Sir Robert slaves sons sovereignty standing laws supposed supreme power tells thereby thing thou unto words
Page 149 - To understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider what state all men are naturally in, and that is a state of perfect freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions and persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.
Page 170 - For this labour being the unquestionable property of the labourer, no man but he can have a right to what that is once joined to, at least where there is enough, and as good left in common for others.
Page 229 - ... there can be but one supreme power, which is the legislative, to which all the rest are and must be subordinate, yet the legislative being only a fiduciary power to act for certain ends, there remains still in the people a supreme power to remove or alter the legislative, when they find the legislative act contrary to the trust reposed in them.
Page 192 - ... by agreeing with other men to join and unite into a community, for their comfortable, safe, and peaceable living one amongst another, in a secure enjoyment of their properties, and a greater security against any that are not of it. This any number of men may do, because it injures not the freedom of the rest; they are left as they were in the liberty of the state of nature.
Page 41 - Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children, and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Page 16 - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Page 20 - Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands ; thou hast put all things under his feet : All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field ; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Page 98 - Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.