Excerpt from Oliver Cromwells Letters Ans Speeches, Vol. 5 of 5: With ElucidationsI confess I have two things in view. The first is, To return some answer to what was so well and ably said the other day on behalf of the Parliaments putting thatMoreExcerpt from Oliver Cromwells Letters Ans Speeches, Vol. 5 of 5: With ElucidationsI confess I have two things in view. The first is, To return some answer to what was so well and ably said the other day on behalf of the Parliaments putting that Title in the Instrument of Settlement.
[This is the First thing- what the Second is, does not yet for a long while appear.] I hope it will not be expected I should answer everything that was then said: because I suppose the main things that were spoken were arguments from ancient Constitutions and Settlements by the Laws- in which I am sure I could never be well skilled, - and therefore must the more ask pardon for what I have already transgressed in speaking of such matters, or shall now transgress, through my ignorance of them, in my present answer to you.Your arguments, which I say were chiefly upon the Law, seem to carry with them a great deal of necessary conclusiveness, to inforce that one thing of Kingship.
And if your arguments come upon me to inforce upon me the ground of Necessity, - why, then, I have no room to answer: for what must be must be! And therefore I did reckon it much of my business to consider whether there were such a necessity, or would arise such a necessity, from those arguments.
- It was said: Kingship is not a Title, but an Office, so interwoven with the fundamental Laws of this Nation, that they cannot, or cannot well, be executed and exercised without it, - partly, if I may say so, upon a supposed ignorance which the Law hath of any other Title. It knows no other- neither doth any know another.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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