The Constitution of England: Or, An Account of the English Government: in which it is Compared Both with the Republican Form of Government and the Other Monarchies in Europe
H. G. Bohn, 1853 - 376 pages
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The Constitution of England: Or, An Account of the English Government: in ...
Jean Louis de Lolme
Affichage du livre entier - 1793
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Page 342 - 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 343 - The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published.
Page 189 - Sense taken for a malicious Defamation, expressed either in Printing or Writing, and tending either to blacken the Memory of one who is dead, or the Reputation of one who is alive, and to expose him to public Hatred, Contempt or Ridicule.
Page 338 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical, or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal ; this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 77 - Will you to the utmost of your " power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the " gospel, and the protestant reformed religion established " by the law ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and " clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to " their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do " or shall appertain unto them, or any of them ? — King " or queen. All this I promise to do.
Page 51 - An act declaring the rights and liberties of the subject, and settling the succession of the crown.
Page 76 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same? — The king or queen shall say, I solemnly promise so to do.
Page 344 - ... will entirely lose its force when it is shown by a reasonable exertion of the laws that the press cannot be abused to any bad purpose without incurring a suitable punishment, whereas it never can be used to any good one when under the control of an Inspector. So true will it be found that to censure the licentiousness is to maintain the liberty of the press."—Blackstone, B.
Page 369 - DRESS AND HABITS OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND, from the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the Present Time. With an Historical Inquiry into every branch of Costume, Ancient and Modern.
Page 10 - HEEREN'S MANUAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF EUROPE AND ITS COLONIES, from its formation at the close of the Fifteenth Century, to its re-establishment upon the Fall of Napoleon, translated from the Fifth German Edition. New Edition, complete in 1 vol. Svo, cloth, 14*. 1846 "The best History of Modern Europe that has yet appeared, and it la likely long to remain without a rival."— X(A«iceum.