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The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England

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Pages: 532

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Great Britain Parliament

Excerpt from book: -. 1 King ought to learn how to carry himfelf to wards King HenryVm. ' his Subjects : viz. in adminiftring impartial Ju- ' ftice, in giving Audience equally, and in taking c the Trouble himfelf to hear the Complaints of his ' Subjects. To this, he added, what Qualities be- ' longed alfo to good Counfellors, viz. that they ' (hould give fuch Counfel as was heavenly, ho- ' nourable to the King, and ufeful both to the Peo- c pie and Commonwealth. That they fhould be c Speakers of Truth, and not Flatterers: firm and ' not wavering in their Councils, and neither co- vetous nor ambitious.' To the fecond Part of his Text, which waS, Erudimini qui judicatis Terram, which concerns Judges, and all other Officers in the Adminiftration of Juftice, he faid. ' That it behoved them to judge righteoufly, without Dread or Fear of any Man : ' for, by Fear, the Courfe of Juftice hath been c oftentimes hindered and perverted. The princi- ' pal Caufe of which Fear, is, the Want of Love for Juftice : he exhorted them, therefore, that they all fhould endeavour to cherifh that Love : c according to the Saying of Solomon, Love ye 1 Juftice. He told them, that Juftice ought to be highly refpedted by all, for many Reafons. AS well becaufe the Wife Men of old did fo, as for ' its Necefiity and Ufefulnefs in Life, in the Prefer- vation of Property. And, as well, becaufe God ' loved Juftice, as it is written, Righteous is the ' Lord and he kvetb Juftice : as becaufe the Lo- vers of Juftice (hall be blefled of the Lord : for, ' in the Gofpel, it is faid, Bleffed are they that hun- ' gtr and thirft after Righteoufnefs, and -that fuffer 1 Perfecution for it. Finally, he exhorted therrf, ' diligently to obferve the abovefaid Inftrudtions, and tha...  


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