Military miscellany; comprehending a history of the recruiting of the army, military punishments, &c

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Página 7 - And, lastly (which alone would have merited the title that it bears, of the great charter), it protected every individual of the nation in the free enjoyment of his life, his liberty, and his property, unless declared to be forfeited by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Página 20 - 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.
Página 42 - ... of your enemies, and had gone nigh to have overturned the State in the war before the last. These men, in the last war, were brought to combat on your side : they served with fidelity as they fought with valour, and conquered for you in every part of the world : detested be the national reflections against them ! They are unjust, groundless, illiberal, unmanly.
Página 16 - are most of them old decayed serving men, and tapsters and such kind of fellows and,' said I, 'their troops are gentlemen's sons, younger sons and persons of quality. Do you think that the spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour and courage and resolution in them?
Página 31 - To me it is a terrible thing, whether under that of parliament, or any other designation ; a standing army is still a standing army, whatever name it be called by ; they are a body of men distinct from the body of the people; they are governed by different laws : blind obedience, and an entire submission to the orders of their commanding officer, is their only principle.
Página 16 - And do you think that the mean spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour, and courage, and resolution in them ? You must get men of a spirit, and take it not ill what I say, of a spirit that is likely to go as far as gentlemen will go, or else I am sure you will be beaten still : I told him so.
Página 360 - There are two sorts of corruptions— one when the people do not observe the laws; the other when they are corrupted by the laws: an incurable evil, because it is in the very remedy itself.
Página 126 - London : and there likewise be set on the pillory, with his head in the pillory, for the space of two hours, between the hours of eleven and one, on Saturday next, in each place wearing a paper containing an inscription of...
Página 14 - And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

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