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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...
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,
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
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
any other Sense, is to suffer
Emperors for their Tyranny. to be call's Rebels and Traitors.
Charles the First's Reign. contradicting the glorious
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
Bishop Abbot allow of Resi unlawful Proceedings, &c.
how can it be safe?) answer'd.
Twenty Four Protestant Ci- overturning the Constitution
of the first Reformers, Luci. 1. 188, 189, 190. An Account
and St. Auftin für Resistance. Charles the First, taken out of
of His Declaration, and his
other false Affertion that the
Parliameut declared that they
THE - JUDGMENT
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