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Author: Johnston, Nathaniel, 1627-1705.
Title: The excellency of monarchical government, especially of the English monarchy wherein is largely treated of the several benefits of kingly government, and the inconvenience of commonwealths : also of the several badges of sovereignty in general, and particularly according to the constitutions of our laws : likewise of the duty of subjects, and mischiefs of faction, sedition and rebellion : in all which the principles and practices of our late commonwealths-men are considered / by Nathaniel Johnston ...
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The excellency of monarchical government, especially of the English monarchy wherein is largely treated of the several benefits of kingly government, and the inconvenience of commonwealths : also of the several badges of sovereignty in general, and particularly according to the constitutions of our laws : likewise of the duty of subjects, and mischiefs of faction, sedition and rebellion : in all which the principles and practices of our late commonwealths-men are considered / by Nathaniel Johnston ...
Johnston, Nathaniel, 1627-1705.

London: Printed by T.B. for Robert Clavel ..., 1686.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Errata: p. [1] at end.
Advertisement: p. [2]-[8].
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
Monarchy -- Great Britain.
Sovereignty.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A46988.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE KING.
THE Introduction.
OF THE EXCELLENCY OF Monarchical Government, Especially of the English Monarchy; WHEREIN, Is largely Treated of the several Benefits of KINGLY GOVERNMENT, and the Incon∣venience of COMMON-WEALTHS, &c.
CHAP. I. A Comparison of the Body Natural and Politic; with an account of the subject Matter treated of.
CHAP. II. Of the necessity of Government in general, in Families first, and after in Societies.
CHAP. III. That the People are not the Original of Authority and Government.
CHAP. IV. The Benefit of Government from the Establishing and Instituting of Laws.
CHAP. V. Propriety secured by Government.
CHAP. VI. Of Democracy, and the Inconveniences of it.
CHAP. VII. Of the several Forms of Government in Greece, before and in A∣ristotle's time, and of the Roman Commonwealth.
CHAP. VIII. The Inconveniences of all kinds of Republic Governments.
CHAP. IX. Of Monarchical Government, and the Preference of it before other Forms.
CHAP. X. The Character of a good King in general.
CHAP. XI. The Care of Religion a duty incumbent upon Kings.
CHAP. XII. Of the Clemency of a Prince, and how far Beneficial.
CHAP. XIII. Of Prudence requisite in a Prince.
CHAP. XIV. Of a Prince's Courage and Conduct in Military Affairs.
CHAP. XV. Of the Burthen and Care of Kings in Governing.
CHAP. XVI. Of the King's Authority and Soveraignty.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Soveraignty of the Kings of England, according to our Histories and Laws.
CHAP. XVIII. That the Sovereign is unaccountable to any but God.
CHAP. XIX. That the Sovereign may dispense with the Execution of the Laws of his Country in several Cases.
CHAP. XX. That the Sovereign is not to be resisted or rebelled against, upon pretence of ill Government, Irreligion, or any such matter.
CHAP. XXI. Of the King's Authority in making Laws.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Government of the Britans, and the Romans imposing their Laws upon them.
CHAP. XXIII. Of the German Government, and Laws of several Countries; after breaking of the Roman Empire, and an Introduction to under∣stand the Saxon Law-makers.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the Saxon Great Councils, of whom they consisted, and how, du∣ring their Government, the Laws were established by the respe∣ctive Kings.
CHAP. XXV. Of the great Councils of the Norman Kings, 'till the end of the Reign of King John.
Of the Great Councils in William the Second's time.
Of the Great Councils in King Henry the First's time.
Of the Great Councils in King Stephen's time.
Of the Great Council in King Henry the Second's Reign.
Of the Great Councils in King Richard the First's time.
Of the Great Councils in King John's time.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the Great Councils and Parliaments during the Reign of King Henry the Third, to the end of the Reign of King Edward the Third.
Of Parliaments in King Edward the First's Reign.
Of the Parliaments in King Edward the Second's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Edward the Third's time.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Parliaments of England, during the Reigns of King Rich∣ard the Second, to the First Year of King James the Second.
Of the Parliaments in King Henry the Fourth's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Henry the Fifth's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Henry the Sixth's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Edward the Fourth's Reign.
Of the Parliament in King Richard the Third's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Henry the Seventh's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Henry the Eighth's time.
Of the Parliaments in King Edward the Sixth's Reign.
Of the Parliaments in Queen Mary's Reign.
Of the Parliaments in Queen Elizabeth's time.
Of the Parliaments in King James the First's Reign.
Of the Parliaments in King Charles the First's Reign.
Of the Parliaments in King Charles the Seconds Reign.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of the modern rightly constituted Parliaments.
SECT. 1. Of the General Ʋse of Parliaments.
SECT. 2. Of the Summons of the Prelates.
SECT. 3. Of the Summons of the Temporal Lords.
SECT. 4. Of the Judicature of the House of Lords.
SECT. 5. Of the Assistants to the House of Lords.
SECT. 6. Concerning the House of Commons.
writ of summons
writ of summons
SECT. 7. Concerning the Speaker, and the Privileges of the House of Com∣mons.
SECT. 8. Of Priviledges of the House of Commons concerning Liberty of Speech.
SECT. 9. Of the Privilege from Arrests.
SECT. 10. Concerning Regulating Elections.
SECT. 11. Concerning the House of Commons Censuring, Imprisoning, and Expelling their own Members.
SECT. 12. Concerning the Royal Assent to Bills.
CHAP. XXIX. Of Factious Combinations in Parliaments.
oath
Respons.
Respons.
Respons.
Respons.
oath
Answer.
Answer.
Answer.
Answer.
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CHAP. XXX. Of the Kings most Honourable Privy-Council.
CHAP. XXXI. Of Ministers of State.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the Kings Soveraignity in appointing Magistrates.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the Soveraigns appointing Judges, Courts of Justice, and other Officers.
SECT. 1.
SECT. 2 The Court of High-Steward.
SECT. 3 The Court of King's-Bench.
SECT. 4. The Court of Common-Pleas.
SECT. 5. Court of Chancery.
SECT. 6. Of the Court of the Exchequer.
SECT. 7. Of Itinerant Justices, and Justices of Assize, and Nisi Prius.
SECT. 8. Justices of Oyer and Terminer.
SECT. 9. Of the Kings Erection of Courts.
SECT. 10. Of the Judges Oath.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of Justices of Peace, and their Sessions.
CHAP. XXXV. Of the Kings Soveraignty in making War and Peace.
CHAP. XXXVI. Concerning raising of Money upon the Subject, and the obligation of Subjects to supply the Soveraign.
CHAP. XXXVII. Of the Nobility.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of the Gentry of England.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of the Commonalty of England, of the lower rank especially.
CHAP. XL. Of the Temper and Disposition of the Common People of the lowest Rank.
CHAP. XLI. Of Subjects Obedience.
CHAP. XLII. Of Faction and Sedition in the State: the Causers and Causes of them.
CHAP. XLIII. Of the Symptoms and Diagnostick signs of Sedition and Faction.
CHAP. XLIV. Prognosticks of Sedition and Faction.
CHAP. XLV. The Remedies of Faction and Sedition.
CHAP. XLVI. The Preservatives against Faction and Sedition.
CHAP. XLVII. Of Conspiracies and Treasons.
CHAP. (XVI.) Of the Benefit and Excellency of Hereditary Monarchy.
ERRATA.
A Catalogue of Books, Printed for, and Sold by, Robert Clavel, at the Peacock in St. Paul's Church-yard.
Books in Folio.
Folio stitch'd.
Books in Quarto.
Quarto stitch'd.
Plays.
Books in Octavo large.
Books in Octavo small, and Twelves.
Books newly Printed.