The Theory of the Divine Right of Kings
University Press, 1896 - 304 pages
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Page 46 - 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.
Page 141 - 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...
Page 223 - 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.
Page 138 - 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.
Page 8 - 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.
Page 8 - 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.
Page 291 - Jesus is the Christ; and of all the articles that are contained in, or are by evident consequence deduced from it: which is all the faith necessary to salvation. And because he is a sovereign, he requireth obedience to all his own, that is, to all the civil laws; in which also are contained all the laws of nature, that is, all the laws of God: for besides the laws of nature, and the laws of the Church, which are part of the civil law (for the Church that can make laws is the Commonwealth), there...
Page 264 - England, the Imperial Crown of the realm of England, and of all the kingdoms, dominions, and rights belonging to the same, did by inherent birthright and lawful and undoubted succession descend and come to your most excellent Majesty, as being lineally, justly, and lawfully next and sole heir of the blood royal of this realm...
Page 281 - With no small content I read Hobbes' book De Give, and his Leviathan, about the rights of sovereignty, which no man, that I know, hath so amply and judiciously handled : I consent with him about the rights of exercising government, but I cannot agree to his means of acquiring it.
Page 6 - We will still believe and maintain that our Kings derive not their title from the people but from God ; that to him only they are accountable ; that it belongs not to subjects, either to create or censure, but to honour and obey their sovereign, wEb comes to be so by a fundamental hereditary right of succession, which no religion, no law, no fault or forfeiture can alter or diminish1.