An Entire and Complete History, Political and Personal, of the Boroughs of Great Britain;: To which is Prefixed, an Original Sketch of Constitutional Rights, from the Earliest Period Until the Present Time ... In Two Volumes Octavo, Volume 1

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Page 153 - That levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time, or in other manner, than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 162 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 154 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties, and that no declarations, judgments, doings or proceedings to the prejudice of the people in any of the said premises ought in any wise to be drawn hereafter into consequence or example.
Page 215 - I grant that every child shall be his father's heir, after his father's days; and I will not suffer any person to do you wrong. God keep you.
Page 31 - HOBART (according to order) reported from the Committee of the whole Houfe...
Page 152 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Page 153 - That election of members of parliament ought to be free. That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Page 282 - Members to ferve in Parliament, and for the preventing bribery and corruption in the election of Members to ferve in Parliament, for the Borough of Hindon, in the county of Wilts, be now read.
Page 274 - ... to conceal through what channel it was conveyed to the electors. A person concealed under a ludicrous and fantastical disguise, and called by the name of Punch, was placed in a small apartment, and, through a hole in the door, delivered out to the voters parcels containing twenty guineas each : upon which they were conducted to another apartment in the same house...
Page 151 - By raising and keeping a standing army within this Kingdom in time of peace without consent of Parliament, and quartering soldiers contrary to law: By causing several good subjects being Protestants to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed contrary to law: By violating the freedom of election of members to serve in Parliament: By prosecutions in the Court of King's Bench for matters and causes cognizable only in Parliament, and by divers other arbitrary and illegal...

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