A History and Defence of Magna Charta

J. Williams, 1769 - 277 pages

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Page xviii - That levying money for or to the use of the Crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page xii - ... is used in armies in time of war, to proceed to the trial and condemnation of such offenders, and them to cause to be executed and put to death according to the law martial: "By pretext whereof some of your Majesty's subjects have been by some of the said commissioners put to death...
Page viii - Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in Parliament assembled, that whereas it is declared and enacted by a statute made in the time of the reign of King Edward the First, commonly called Statutum de tallagio non concedendo...
Page xi - And whereas of late great companies of soldiers and mariners have been dispersed into divers counties of the realm, and the inhabitants against their wills have been compelled to receive them into their houses, and there to suffer them to sojourn, against the laws and customs of this realm, and to the great grievance and vexation of the people.
Page 177 - We have granted also, and given to all the freemen of our realm, for us and our Heirs for ever, these liberties underwritten, to have and to hold to them and their Heirs, of us and our Heirs for ever.
Page xxxviii - Which social good inspires ; Where men, for this, assault a throne, Each adds the common welfare to his own ; And each unconquer'd heart the strength of all acquires. VI. 2. Say, was it thus, when late we view'd Our fields in civil blood imbrued? When fortune crown'd the barbarous host, And half the...
Page xi - Seal have issued forth by which certain persons have been assigned and appointed commissioners with power and authority to proceed within the land according to the justice of martial law...
Page xii - By pretext whereof some of Your Majesty's subjects have been by some of the said commissioners put to death, when and where, if, by the laws and statutes of the land, they had deserved death, by the same laws and statutes also they might, and by no other ought, to have been judged and executed.
Page viii - Burgesses, and other the freemen of the commonalty of this realm: and by authority of Parliament holden in the five and twentieth year of the reign of King Edward...
Page 223 - England be free, and that the men in our kingdom have and hold the aforesaid liberties, rights and concessions, well and in peace, freely and quietly, fully and entirely, to them and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all things and places, for ever as is aforesaid.

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