English Democratic Ideas in the Seventeenth Century

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The University Press, 1927 - Democracy - 315 pages

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Page 66 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 302 - The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever, then, he removes out of the state that nature hath provided and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with it, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.
Page 103 - A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake : just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat...
Page 65 - This is a misery much to be lamented, for though they were burning and...
Page 138 - I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, sir, I think it's clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government.
Page 207 - For who would vindicate your right of unrestrained suffrage, or of choosing what representatives you liked best, merely that you might elect the creatures of your own faction, whoever they might be, or him, however small might be his worth, who would give you the most lavish feasts, and enable you to drink to the greatest excess?
Page 197 - And surely the power of a King is so great and high, and so universally understood and reverenced by the people of this nation, that the title of it might not only indemnify in a great measure those that act under it, but likewise be of great use and advantage in such times as these, to curb the insolences and extravagances of those whom the present powers cannot control, or at least are the persons themselves who are thus insolent.
Page 280 - The next for interest sought to embroil the state To sell their duty at a dearer rate, And make their Jewish markets of the throne, Pretending public good to serve their own. Others thought kings an useless heavy load, Who cost too much and did too little good. These were for laying honest David by On principles of pure good husbandry.
Page 210 - what is it that you would have? May not every man be as good as he will? What can you desire more than you have?" "It were easy," said I, "to tell what we would have." "What is that, I pray?" said he. 'That which we fought for," said I, "that the nation might be governed by its own consent.
Page 128 - ... was often spent in vain for the recovery of their freedoms, suffering themselves through fraudulent accommodations to be still deluded of the fruit of their victories - but also by our own woeful experience, who having long expected and dearly earned the establishment of these certain rules of government, are yet made to depend for the settlement of our peace and freedom upon him' that intended our bondage and brought a cruel war upon us.

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