|Title:||The seditious principle viz. that the supreme power is inherent in the people, and that perpetually as in the proper subject (upon which the late lawlesse actings against the King were grounded, and from which the long thraldom and misery of the three nations did ensue) : examined and confuted / by John Novell...|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The seditious principle viz. that the supreme power is inherent in the people, and that perpetually as in the proper subject (upon which the late lawlesse actings against the King were grounded, and from which the long thraldom and misery of the three nations did ensue) : examined and confuted / by John Novell...
London: Printed for Sarah Bartlet ..., 1662.
Reproduction of original in the Harvard University Library.
Monarchy -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1660-1688.
Great Britain -- Constitutional history.
TO THE KINGS most Excellent Majesty.
A Short Account of the danger of this PRINCIPLE
AN Introduction Touching the state of the QƲESTION, WITH A Brief Explication of the Terms.
I. Exod. 22.28. Thou shalt not revile the Gods, nor curse the Ruler of thy People, [or, the Prince among thy People.]
II. Rom. 13.1. Let every soul be Subject to the Higher Powers; or, to the Supreme Power.
III. Rom. 13.4. He is the Minister of God.
IV. Judg. 7.20. The Sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
V. Numb. 27.16, 17, 18, 19. Let the Lord, the God of the Spirits of all flesh, set a man over the Congregation, which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in, that the Con∣gregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepheard. And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the sonne of Nun, &c. And set him before Eleazer the Priest, &c.
VI. Prov. 8.15. By me, [or, in me] Kings reign.
VII. 1 Sam. 24.5. It came to pass afterward, that Davids heart smote him, because he had cut off Sauls skirt.
VIII. 1 Sam. 8.4, 5.
IX. Dan. 2.21, 22. He changeth the times and the seasons; He removeth Kings, and setteth up Kings; He giveth Wisdom to the Wise, and Knowledge to them that know understanding; He revealed deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the dark, and the light dwelleth with him.
X. John 19.11. Thou couldst have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.
XI. Acts 22.27. The Jewes which were of Asia stirred up all the people of Jerusalem, and they laid hands on Paul; And Chap. 22.22. They lifted up their voyces, and said, Away with such a Fellow from the earth, for it is not fit that he should live.
XII. 1 Pet. 2.13. Submit you selves to every humane Creature. Which signifies, that every Man that is a Magistrate, is of God himself created such; and therefore to be readily submitted to, , for the Lords sake. But the words that follow are chiefly to be noted, , Whether to the King as Supreme.
XIII. Exod. 20.12. Honour thy Father, &c.