Of the Use and Abuse of Parliaments: In Two Historical Discourses, Viz. I. A General View of Government in Europe. II. A Detection of the Parliaments of England, from the Year 1660. In Two Volumes. ...

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Page 114 - That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Page 114 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 125 - That an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give directions that there be laid...
Page 132 - That in case the crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 115 - Rome, or shall profess the popish religion, or shall marry a papist, shall be excluded and be for ever incapable to inherit, possess or enjoy the crown and government of this realm and Ireland and the dominions thereunto belonging...
Page 114 - Levying of money for or to the use of the Crown, by pretence of Prerogative, without Grant of Parliament, for longer time, or in any other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal...
Page 85 - Majesty would be pleased to declare his will and pleasure, that all ministers should serve him according to the laws and statutes of the realm. And yet, Mr. Speaker, to whom now can all the inundations upon our liberties, under pretence of law, and the late shipwreck at once of all our property, be attributed more than to Noy ; and...
Page 134 - ... that to print or publish any books, or libels, reflecting upon the proceedings of the house of commons, or any member thereof, for or relating to his service therein, is a high violation of the rights and privileges of the house of commons.
Page 315 - ... king was charged with having declared from the throne as certain and undoubted facts, several things that were either wrested, misrepresented, or void of all foundation. The memorialist affirmed, that the treaty of Vienna was built on the quadruple alliance : that the treaty of commerce was calculated to promote the mutual and lawful advantages of the subjects of both parties, agreeably to the law of nations ; and in no respect prejudicial to the British nation. He declared, that there was no...
Page 95 - ... you think fit for me, and yourselves, and the whole kingdom. I need not tell you how much I love parliaments : never king was so much beholden to parliaments as I have been ; nor do I think the crown can ever be happy without frequent parliaments : but assure yourselves, if I did think otherwise, I would never suffer a parliament to come together by the means prescribed by that bill.

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