The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the Present Time ... Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes ... with a Large Appendix ...


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Página 216 - The Lords do declare, That it is the undoubted Right of the Lords in Judicature, to receive and determine in time of Parliament, Appeals from inferior Courts, though a Member of either Houfe be concerned, that there may be no failure of Juftice in the Land : And from this Right, and the Exercife thereof, their Lordfhips will not depart.
Página 445 - Diflike to this Houfe. Whatever you do as to the Bufinefs of Money for Tangier, I pray, Sir, let there be no Notice taken in your Addrefs, of the Lords having caft out; your Bill, for we have no Reafon to think the King was any ways concern'd therein.
Página 288 - That all aids and supplies, and aids to His Majesty in Parliament, are the sole gift of the Commons ; and all Bills for the granting of any such aids and supplies ought to begin with the Commons ; and that it Is the undoubted and sole right of the Commons to direct, limit, and appoint in such Bills the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants, which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords.
Página 5 - ... so many years together been kept bleeding, may be bound up, all we can say will be to no purpose; however, after this long silence we have thought it our duty to declare how much we desire to contribute thereunto; and that as we can never give over the hope, in good time, to obtain the...
Página 314 - In case the conditions of peace shall be accepted, the king expects to have six millions of livres a year for three years, from the time that this agreement shall be signed between his majesty and the king of France ; because it will probably be two or three years before the parliament will be in humour to give him any supplies after the making of any peace with France ; and the ambassador here has always agreed to that sum ; but not for so long a time.
Página 445 - Majesty abroad in some public employments, and by that means may be a little more sensible of the state of affairs in reference to our neighbours than others may be, having not only had the advantage of information, but was also under a necessity of using my best endeavours to get a true account of them.
Página 164 - I refer you to my declaration for the causes, and indeed the necessity of this war; and shall now only tell you, that I might have digested the indignities to my own person, rather than have brought it to this extremity, if the interest as well as the honour of the whole kingdom had not been at stake.
Página 271 - Address, wherein you have entrenched upon so undoubted a right of the Crown that I am confident it will appear in no age (when the sword was not drawn) that the prerogative of making peace and war hath been so dangerously invaded. You do not content yourselves with desiring me to enter into such leagues as may be for the safety of the kingdom, but you tell me what sort of leagues they must be, and with whom.
Página 367 - ... war), and the impeaching of those who, for their own ends, though countenanced by any surreptitiously gotten command of the king, have violated that law which he is bound (when he knows it) to protect; and to the protection of which they were bound to advise him, at least not to serve him in the contrary.
Página 166 - But both kings, knowing their interest, resolved to join against them, who were the common enemies to all monarchies, and I may say, especially to ours, their only competitor for trade and power at sea, and who only stand in their way to an universal empire as great as Rome.

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