The Political and Commercial Works of that Celebrated Writer Charles D'Avenant: Relating to the Trade and Revenue of England, the Plantation Trade, the East-India Trade and African Trade, Volume 3

R. Horsfield, 1771 - 430 pages
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Page 327 - Simeon and Levi are brethren ; Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; Unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : For in their anger they slew a man, And in their selfwill they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce ; And their wrath, for it was cruel : 1 will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.
Page 413 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the King, State, and defence of the realm and of the Church of England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances which daily happen within this realm, are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in Parliament...
Page 196 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Page 196 - That the pretended power of fufpending of laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, without confent of parliament, is illegal.
Page 323 - Are not many of us able to point to several persons, whom nothing has recommended to places of the highest trust, and often to rich benefices and dignities, but the open enmity which they have, almost from their cradles, professed to the Divinity of Christ...
Page 409 - The difference is no greater than if we would tell a merchant that we had great need to borrow money from him for raising an army ; that thereupon it would follow that we were bound to follow his advice in the direction of the war and all things depending thereupon.
Page 427 - Coraunus, the successor of that king, dissolving the abbeys, brought, with the declining state of the nobility, so vast a prey to the industry of the people, that the balance of the commonwealth was too apparently in the popular party to be unseen by the wise council of Queen Parthenia, who, converting her reign through the perpetual love tricks that passed between her and her people into a kind of romance, wholly neglected the nobility.
Page 234 - ... of the old rent, with all woods, timber, trees, and advowsous ; part whereof amounting to the sum of seven hundred forty seven pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence, was rated at two and thirty thousand pounds, but in truth of a far greater value; and likewise, in the sixteenth year of the same King's reign, did procure divers other manors, annexed to the Crown, of the yearly value at the old rent of twelve hundred pounds or thereabouts, according as in a schedule hereunto annexed appeareth...
Page 278 - Fetruary, the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of...
Page 22 - Timber, that ufed to fhelter Them from the Winds, till in the End They leave the Government a Trunk naked, defencelefs, and obnoxious to every Storm ; but when They proceed fo far as to get the Prince to declare openly for one, and againft the other Side, Tbey lay the Axe to the very Root.

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