Moral & Political Truth: Or Reflections Suggested by Reading History and Biography

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author, 1811 - Political science - 401 pages
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Page 3 - If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.
Page 311 - Cat/iolicce, and against Luther, who had just begun the Reformation in Germany, upon which the pope gave him the title of Defender of the Faith, a title still retained by the monarcbs of Great Britain: the bull conferring it bears date Oct.
Page 194 - Turner called to the sheriff's men to bring Mr. Peters to see what was doing ; which being done, the executioner came to him, and rubbing his bloody hands together, asked him how he liked that work. He told him he was not at all terrified, and that he might do his worst, and when he was...
Page 193 - King to the bar, it had been treason in them ; and as to the part he had in the action with which he was charged, he was so far from repenting what he had done, that he was most ready to seal it with his blood...
Page 210 - On the twenty-eighth day of March he was conducted, amidst a vast concourse of the populace, to the Greve, the common place of execution, stripped naked, and fastened to the scaffold by iron gyves. One of his hands was then burnt in liquid flaming sulphur; his thighs, legs, and arms, were torn with...
Page 273 - He applied the golden rule of " doing to others as he would that others should do unto him," which for the present put an end to the discussion.
Page 245 - ... the Diversions of Purley," first published in octavo in 1786. The work was afterwards enlarged into two volumes quarto, but never completed. In the introduction, the author, with reference to his own political opinions, has humorously alluded to Purley having been once the seat of Bradshaw, President of the High Court of Justice at the trial of Charles I. Respecting the contents of this work, the critical " doctors " of the time did decidedly differ, and a tractable but weak-minded reader must...
Page 193 - ... their detestation of such usage. At the place of execution, among other things, he declared that he had used the utmost of his endeavours that the practice of the law might be regulated, and that the...
Page 188 - ... death, by refusing her sustenance, under pretence of its being prejudicial to her health. But he soon saw the futility of relying upon such vain prognostications ; for his soldiers, by their cruelty and rapine, having become insupportable to the inhabitants of Rome...

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