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The judgment of whole kingdoms and nations, concerning the rights, power, and prerogative of kings, and the rights, priviledges, and properties of the people : shewing the nature of government in general, God and man : an account of the British government; and the rights and priviledges of the people in the time of the Saxons, and since the Conquest : the government which God ordain'd over the children of Israel; and that all magistrates and governors proceed from the people, by many examples in scripture and history, and the duty of magistrates from scripture and reason : an account of eleven emperors, and above fifty king's depriv'd for their evil government : the right of the people and parliament of Britain, to resist and deprive their kings for evil government, by King Henry's charter; and likewise in Scotland, by many examples : the prophets and ancient Jews were strangers to absolute passive-obedience, resisting of arbitrary government is allow'd by many examples in scripture; by most nations; and by undeniable reason : a large account of the revolution; with several speeches, declarations, and addresses; and the names and proceedings of ten bishops, and above sixty peers, concern'd in the revolution before King James went out of England : several declarations in Queen Elizabeth's time of the clergy in convocation, and the parliament who assisted, and justified the Scotch, French, and Dutch, in resisting of their evil and destructive princes

Vox populi, vox Dei, being true maxims of government
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  • The judgement of whole kingdoms and nations first published in 1709 under title: Vox populi, vox Dei, being true maxims of government; generally attributed to either D. Defoe or Lord Somers. cf. Brit. Mus. cat.; also attributed to J. Dunton. cf. Halkett and Laing.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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