|Title:||Natures dowrie: or The peoples native liberty asserted.: By L.S.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Natures dowrie: or The peoples native liberty asserted.: By L.S.
London: Printed for W.R. at the signe of the Vnicorn in Pauls Church-yard, 1652.
Monarchy -- Great Britain
To the Reader.
Natures Dowrie, OR, The Peoples Native Liberty asserted, &c.
CHAP. 1. Certain Theses concerning the freedom, and authority of any Nation.
CHAP. 2. Monarchy is not by Divine right.
CHAP. 3. Monarchy is so far from standing by divine right, as that it falleth short of some other forms of Government.
CHAP. 4. That One man should have a larger share in the Government of a State then all the rest who are interested therein, is not enjoyned by the Word of God.
CHAP. 5. The necessity of Tribunals is evinced.
CHAP. 6. Other jurisdiction is necessary now a dayes, besides that wherein the Law of Nature hath invested Masters of Families.
CHAP. 7. Magistracy standeth by divine right.
CHAP. 8. The qualifications of those who ought to vote in the dispencing of Authority. The major part of suffrages is equivalently the whole number. Those who are uncapable of Voting, are tied to sub∣jection.
CHAP. 9. All Civill Authority, unless God determin other wise, by choosing out one or more to Rule over the rest: which now a days we have no reason to expect, is fundamentally and radically in the Peo∣ple.
CHAP. 10. Kings agreeably to the Law of God, may in some Cases be forcibly re∣sisted by their Subjects; and likewise deposed.
CHAP. 11. Kings may render themselves obnoxious to the penalty of death ac∣cording to the Law of God, in some cases to be inflicted by publick authority, in other by private men.
CHAP. 12. The injunction of subjection to the higher powers, is but a brittle Ar∣gument for the impunity of Tyrants.
CHAP. 13. The 15 Section of Psalm 105. vindicated from mis-interpreta∣tion.
CHAP. 14. An Argument, which is wont to be drawn from 1. Sam. 24.6. and c. 26.9, 10, 11. is propounded.
CHAP. 15. One of the premises from which some conclude that all Kings are by divine right exempted from legall censures, and forcible resistance, is convicted of falsitie.
CHAP. 16. That Presumption, viz. That there is as good reason that all other Kings as well as Saul, should be exempted from humane censures, and violent resistance, is by another reason refuted. The Sin of the Israelites in asking a King, is explained negatively and affir∣matively. The 14. and 15. Verses of Deuteron. 17. are en∣lightened.
CHAP. 17. A third reason is opposed against that proposition, or presumption, which was examined in the two last Chapters.
CHAP. 18. The remainder of the premises in that Syllogism which is built upon Davids carriage towards Saul by those who have endeavoured to support Tyranny, is examined.
CHAP. 19. Another Objection propounded, and answered.
CHAP. 20. That Argument which in favour of Tyrants, is forced out of Psalm 51.6. is refuted.
CHAP. 21. The impotency of that Argument, which in favour of Tyrants is drawn from Eccles. 8.2.
CHAP. 22. The endeavours of the Israelites towards David, and the Kings of his Family, afford no solid Argument to prove that Princes may not lastfully be called to accompt, nor forcible resisted, when they have discovered themselves to be unworthy of their Autho∣rity.
To be inserted in Chapter 9. after those words, From violence.
This to be inserted in Chap. 9. after these Words, can give no bet∣ter a title to authority, than thest to another mans Goods.