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Página 21 - You will observe, that from Magna Charta to the Declaration of Right, it has been the uniform policy of our constitution to claim and assert our liberties, as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity ; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right.
Página 2 - For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Página 34 - All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and. thy daughters with thee, as a due for ever : it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
Página 20 - For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich '
Página 34 - But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Página 21 - Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation and a sure principle of transmission ; without at all excluding a principle of improvement. It leaves acquisition free ; but it secures what it acquires.
Página 10 - It is in an especial manner remarkable, in this dismal catalogue, how large a proportion of the victims of the Revolution were persons in the middling and lower ranks of life. The priests and nobles guillotined are only...
Página 24 - The truth is, and let it humble our pride, the most ferocious of all animals, when his passions are roused to fury and are uncontrolled, is man; and of all governments, the worst is that which never fails to excite, but was never found to restrain those passions, that is, democracy. It is an illuminated hell, that in the midst of remorse, horrour, and torture, rings with festivity...
Página 21 - Your subjects have inherited this freedom,' claiming their franchises, not on abstract principles as the 'rights of men,' but as the rights of Englishmen, and as a patrimony derived from their forefathers. Selden, and the other profoundly learned men, who drew this petition of right, were as well acquainted, at least, with all the general theories concerning the 'rights of men,' as any of the discoursers in our pulpits, or on your tribune; full as well as Dr.