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9. Paragraph T HE Nature 1. 50,51, 52. The Ele tion of

1 of Govern Magistrates and Kings, prov'd ment in General both from to be in the People: But more God and Man.

particular in Great Britain, 1.6. An Account of the Bri- before and fince the Conquest.

tish Government, and of the 1.53. The Family of Stuaris Rights and Priviledges of the from an Illegitimate Line, People, in the Time of the settled by an Ad of Parlia

Saxons,and since the Conquest. ment in Scotland. ., 1.7. Italy, Germany, Switzer. 1. 54. The Right of the People

land, England, and the Jews, and Parliament of Britaiu to have been under divers Forms resist and depose, their Kings of Government.

for Evil Government; prov'd 1.8, to 17. included. T. 19,21. from King Henry's Charter,

to 38. included. True Max. and from an Act of the 12th ims of Government.

of Richard the Second, and 1. 18. The Power of the Crown by many Examples. only a Trust.

10.55, 56, 57. The Power of 1. 20. Britain à mixed limited our Parliaments, by the 25th "Monarchy..

and 28th of Henry the VIIIth, 1. 39 to 46. included., De- , and by the 13th of Elizabeth.

scribing the Government 1: 58. By a Law, An. 787. which Godordained over the Kings were to be elected by Children of Israel.

; the Parliament, or States." T. 46, 47. The Fundamental 1. 59. Willian the Firft was adRight of all Nations asserted. mitted, upon Conditions, by in the Choice of their Go- the People.. i sa vernors, or Forms of Go T. 60, 61. The Law fuperior vernment.

to the King, from Bracton, T. 48. Cæfar and Tacitus's De- a famous Lawyer in Henry

Description of the Liberty the Third's Reign...
and Customs of the Ancient 4. 62. The Power of the King,
Britains, that they had no by the Laws of Edward the
Monarchs, but Councils and Confeffor. :: . .

Magistrates. . . 9. 63. William Rufus, Henry the 1.49. Monsieur Mezeray's Ac- - First, and Stephen, were cho

count of the Mannors of the sen by the People; and Henancient Germans: His mourn fy the Fourth, Fifth and 'full Speech to a Gentleman in Sixth, were Kings (only) by King William's Reign, of the Act of Parliament. miserable Condition of the 1.64, 65. The Compact with French,

William, call'd the Conqueror,

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Henry The CONTENTS. Henry the First, and Stepben. ing a Papist, from the Thirone, 9.66. The Original Compact f. 84, 85. All Government, with our Kings. :

Authority, and Magistracy 9. 67. Succellion' gives no proceeds from the People, and

Right to Kings, but according they have Authority to dis

to the Original Compact. poffess them, oralter the Suo9. 68. The Excommunication ceffion upon very urgent

and Curfe, made by King Causes, of which some ScripHenry the Third, the Nobi- ture Instances. lity, &c. upon all the In- 9.86. to 10l. included. Above

tringers of Magna Charta. . Fifty Kings, and Nine Empe9.9. Magna Charia only an turs, deprived for their Evil

Abridgment of our ancient Government, in France, Spain, Laws and Customs.

Holland, Portugal, Denmark, 4.70, 71, 72. The Nobility Poland, Rome, Germany, Scot· and Parliament of England, land, and England. affert the Laws and Liberties. 9. 102: to 108. included. All of England.

· Magiftrates and Governors 1. 73. King Fmes's Speech 4.. proceed from the People, by

D. 1609. declaring the Obli- ; many Examples of Scripture. gation of a King.

f. 109, 110, III. Reasons for 1. 74, 75. The common Right Resistance. '.

of the Subjet, declared by 7.112. The Duty of all Magiseveral ancient Lawyers.' ftrates, from Scripture and 1. 76, 77, 79, 80. Our Kings, Reason. and their Power from the 1.113. St. Chrysostom's ExpofiLaws, declared by several fä- tion on the 13th of Romans, mous Lawyers, and by several Pindar, Orpheus, Plato, Aristo

Aas of Parliament... tle and Cicero, their Descrip1.78. Six Judges, with the tion of just Government, and

King's Serjeant at Law, and ;, of Obedience to the Laws. one of the King's Council 9..114. No absolute Authority at Law, were condemn'd by allow'd by Scripture. Parliament, and executed for 9. 115. The Laws were made giving their Opinions cun- -" by the People, in the Reign of trary tu Law, in Richard the Darius.' second's Time.

. 9. 06. to 123. included. Rea1. 81. King Henry the VIIIth sons against abfolute Passive acknowledged the Power of · Obedience.

the Parliament. .' . 1.124. The Bishops refuse to 9.8z. The Judges of the Land, disown to King James, their

not to obey the King contrary, inviting over the Prince of to Law, under the Penalty of Orange.

Treason. . . 3. 9. 125. The Arch-Bishop of : 7.83. The Rights and Liber. Canterbury, and eight Bishops,

ties of the Subje& from the present King James ten ArtiAd of the itt of William Cles, very near the same with and Mary, in 13 Articles, that of the Prince of Orange's with a Clause excluding a Declaration. Porifto Prince, or any marry. 1. 126. The Bishops refuse to

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sign an Abhorrence of the P. of the City, to the Prince,

of Orange's intended Invasion. Dec. 20. 1688.. f. 127. The Prince of Orange's C. 136 to 140, included. About "Speech to the Gentry of Somer- fixty Peers fign an Associati. fetfire and Dorfetshire.

on to the Prince. Fifty four 1. 128. The Bishop of Canter- Lords Spiritual and Tempo* bury went to the Tower, and ral, made an Order, Dec. the

demanded the Keys of the 22th, for 'Squire Gwin to fign Lieutenant, and delivered such Orders as they thould, them to the Lord Lucas. from time to time, make. On T. 129. Prince George of Den the 23d of Dec. K. Janes went mark, Duke of Grafton, Duke from Rochester. The Address of of Ormond, Lord Churchil, &c. the aforesaid Peers to the P. went over to the Prince at of Orange, on the 25th of Dec. Sherborn Castle,

On the oth of Jan. following, 1. 130. The Princess Ann, (our about thirty Lords, and so most gracious and good, · Gentlemen of Scotland signed Queen) with the Lady Chur- a Paper to the fame Purpose. chil, Lady Berkley, and the 1. 141, 142, 143.The Convention Bishop of London, went to der'd the Thanks of both Houthe Forces in the North, who ses Ihould be returned to his declared for the Prince of Highness, in the behalf of the Orange. The Declaration of whole Nation, &c. and orthirty Lords Spiritual and der'd a Day of Thanksgiving Temporal, which they made for the great Deliverance, &c. at Guild-Hall, Déc. ii. 1688. On the 28th of Jan, the Comtogether with their Names, mnons voted the Throne vawhich they sent to the Prince cant; and on the 6th the Lords of Orange.

consented to the said Vote. S. 131. The Address of the f. 144. The Word Ahdicated

Lieutenancy of London to the explain'd.

Prince, Dec. iìth, 1688. S. 145, 146. The Lords Spiritu4. 132. The Lord Mayor, Al al and Temporal, and Comdermen, and Coinmon-Coun- mons, order'd the Prince and

cil's Address to the Prince. Princess of Orange to be pro9. 133. Ten of the Privy-Coun- claim'd King and Queen.

cil and Peers made an Order f. 147. The Declaration of the on the 14th of Dec. 1688, for - Nobility, and Gentry, and all Iris Soldiers to deliver up Commonalty at Nottingbam. their Arms.

4. 148. Our Bishops, Clergy, 9.734,135. The Duke of Grafton, Nobility, &c. are damnd, by Order of the Lords, went who had a Hand in the Rewith a Regiment of Foot on volution, according to the the 14th of Dec. to take Til- Doctrine of Pafive Obedience. bury Fort, from K. James's f. 549. The Dočtrine of Fure Irish Soldiers. On the 17th, Divino, never heard of 'till K. James discharged 3 Popiso Finnes the First's Reign. Bishop out of Newgate. Sir 4.. 150. No Absolute Pasive George Treby, Recorder of Obedience in the Time of the London's Speech in the Name Children of Israel, prov'd by


many Examples of their Re- Pasive Obedience to be reviv'd in
Sifting their Kings.

any other Sense, is to suffer
G. J$1. The Priinitive Christi- the Queen and both the Con-
ans, and others, resist their vention-Houses of Parliament

Emperors for their Tyranny. to be call's Rebels and Traitors.
9.152, including 155. Several $. 172. Juft Resistance founded
. Declarations in Queen Eliza in Self-Defence, absolute Sub-
heth's Time, of the Convoca- million a kind of Self-Murder.'
tions of the Clergy, and the .4. 173, To Paragraph 179, in-
Parliament of England who ju- cluded several Reasons a-
stify the Protestants in their gainst the Paslive Doctrine.
refifting of their Evil Princes, ¢. 180. The Legislature, the
who gave her Money to assist Ordinance of God in Britain,
the Seotch, French and Dutch and the executive Power in
Protestants. And the Bishops our Kings, &c.
and Ciergy of England affifted . 181. The Doctrine of absolute
the Protestants of France ink. Pafive Obedience disprov'd by

Charles the First's Reign. contradicting the glorious
: . 156. The Protestant:Princesof Attributes of God, &c.
.. . Germany resift their Emperors. 4. 182, to 185, included. The

4. 157, 158, 159. Bishop Fewel, Patriarchal Scheme consider'd

Luther, Melanéton, St. Chryfofto , and refuted.

ome, &c. allow of Resistance. 4. 186. An Objection (That if
C. 160. 162. Bishop Billon and Government be dilturb'd for

Bishop Abbot allow of Resi unlawful Proceedings, &c.

how can it be safe?) answer'd.
. 161, 162. Seven Princes and 1.. 187. Rulers or Subjects.

Twenty Four Protestant Ci- overturning the Constitution
ties resílt their Emperour. by Force, resist the Ordinance
4. 164, 165, 166. Zuinglius, one of God, &c.

of the first Reformers, Luci. 1. 188, 189, 190. An Account
fer de Cagliari, St. Athanasius, · of the Government of King

and St. Auftin für Resistance. Charles the First, taken out of

4. 167. The Success and good

Lord Clarendon's History, ist

. Consequence of Resistance in

Vol. Folio. Rushworth's Col-

several Countries,

lections, ist Vol. Folio, and

4. 168. The Difference between

Whitlock's Memorials, Folio,

our Case and that of the first

Esc, without any Observation

primitive Ehriftians.

or R:flection,

4.16c. The Prophets and anci. 1. 191. Dr. Sacheverell's Aflerti-

ent Fews, as well as the pri- on, that the Prince of Orange

mitive Christians, Strangers

disclaim'd all Resistance, con-

to the Doctrine of absolute

futed from the 25th Paragraph

Poffive Obedience,

of His Declaration, and his
. 170. If all Resistance be un-.

other false Affertion that the
lawful, then both Jews and

Parliameut declared that they

the primitive Christians are

set the Crown on his Head,

: guilty of Rebellion. ;

upon no other Title, but that of the

Vacancy of the Throne, disproved by

. .171. Absolute Obedience due

the Vote of both Houses of Parlia.

"Only to our Laws, To allow ment, in the Page of this Book



Of Whole KINGDOMS and Nations, doc.

Overnment in general, as ordain'd and instituted by God, is circumscribed and limited by him to be exercised according to the Laws of Nature, in Subserviency to his own Glory, and the Benefit of

Mankind. All Rulers are confin'd by the Almighty and supreme Sovereign, to exert their governing Power for the 11 promoting his Service and Honour, and to exercise their Authoolrity for the Safety, Welfare, and Prosperity of those over whom

they are established. Tho' there were no previous Compacts and d. Agreements between Princes and People as to these, yet Princes is. wou'd be oblig'd to observe 'em, forasmuch as they are settled and

determined by the Law and Appointment of the divine Legislator, of and of the universal Soyercign. Whosoever therefore refuseth to

govern, in Subordination unto, and for God, and in order to the

Protection and Benefit of the Community, ceaseth to answer tha 2 Finds unto which Magistracy was instituted, and for which re&toral O Authority is established over, and among Mell. Nor is it in the

Choice or Power of any Society, at their ere&ing the Forms of

Government under which they are contented to live, and at their k nominating the Persons to whom they commit the Right of admiOf niftring Justice towards, and over themselves, and of withstanding

and avenging Injuries offered them by others, to enlarge and extend the Power of those whom they constitute their Rulers, beyond

the Limits and Boundaries by which God hath stated and confined H Magistrates in the Charter of Nature and Revelation. Tho' Pens 1 ple may both then, and afterwards abridge themselves, 'as they

think meet, in things under their own Dilyoral, and either conis tra&t or enlarge the Ruler's Power, in reference to what they have be a Right to retain or depart from, for the real or imagined Benefit

of the Cummunity; yet they can no ways interpose in the dispode fal of the Rights which belong unto God, and which he hath inby communicably reserved to himself; nor can they confer those

measures and degrees of Authority upon those whom they clect and advance to Magiftracy, which God hath antecedently preclu


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