The Theory of the Divine Right of Kings

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University Press, 1896 - 304 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 221 - And it appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control acts of parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void ; for when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void ; and therefore in 8 E 330 ab Thomas Tregor's case on the statutes of W.
الصفحة 38 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
الصفحة 133 - I, AB, do declare that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the King ; and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commis•sioned by him...
الصفحة xiv - This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
الصفحة 130 - The most high and sacred order of kings is of divine right, being the ordinance of God himself, founded in the prime laws of nature, and clearly established by express texts both of the Old and New Testaments.
الصفحة xiv - Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
الصفحة xv - Anointed," is merely common form for the sacred person of the 1 Shakespeare expresses the sentiment rather of Richard II. himself than of the believers in the Divine Right of Kings, in the famous lines : — " Not all the water in the rude rough sea Can wash the balm from an anointed king.
الصفحة 158 - But the principles we have laid down do not stop here. A divine right in kings is to be deduced evidently from them, a divine right to govern well and conformably to the constitution at the head of which they are placed. A divine right to govern ill is an absurdity; to assert it is blasphemy.
الصفحة 63 - ... the crown of England, which hath been so free at all times, that it hath been in no earthly subjection, but immediately subject to God, in all things touching the regality of the same crown, and to none other...
الصفحة 23 - ... adopted what s'eemed to them the only possible alternative, and inferred that the power of the Crown in the thirteenth century was legally unlimited. Once the fact is grasped, that the royalist writers of the seventeenth century were almost as deeply imbued with the idea of sovereignty as was Austin, the course which they took is seen to be natural. It has been said that " had it [the theory of sovereignty] been accepted in the thirteenth century, the English kingship must have become a tyranny,...

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