Portugal, Or Who is the Lawful Successor to the Throne: Being an Enquiry, Instituted with a View to Aid in Removing the False Impressions Created in the Public Mind, Founded on a Careful Examination of the National Laws and Historical Records, Applicable to the Case in Question, Or Likely to Enable the English Reader to Form a Just Opinion on the Relative Rights of the Two Competitors to the European Throne of the Braganza Family

J. Richardson, 1828 - 168 páginas

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Página 113 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal: this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is entrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Página 118 - ... the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.
Página 117 - Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster do Resolve That William and Mary Prince and Princess of Orange be and be declared King and Queen of England...
Página 113 - The power and jurisdiction of parliament, says Sir Edward Coke, is so transcendent and absolute that it cannot be confined. either for causes or persons, within any bounds.
Página 117 - England; or that the queen's majesty, with and by the authority of parliament, is not able to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to limit and bind the crown of this realm, and the descent, limitation, inheritance, and government thereof...
Página 117 - If any person shall hold, affirm, or maintain, that " the common laws of this realm, not altered by parliament, " ought not to direct the right of the crown of England ; or
Página 117 - ... to be to the heirs of the body of the said princess, and for default of such issue to the Princess Anne of Denmark and the heirs of her body, and for default of such issue to the heirs of the body of the said prince of Orange.
Página 110 - M. st. 1 , c. 6, is to be administered to every king and queen, who shall succeed to the imperial crown of these realms, by one of the archbishops or bishops of the realm, in the presence of all the people; who on their parts do reciprocally take the oath of allegiance to the crown. This...
Página 114 - that the crown is, by common law and constitutional custom, hereditary; and this in a manner peculiar to itself; but that the right of inheritance may, from time to time, be changed or limited by act of parliament; under which limitations the crown still continues hereditary (2).
Página 117 - Crown and dignity of the said kingdoms and dominions to them the said Prince and Princess, during their lives, and the life of the survivor of them ; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in, and executed by, the said Prince of Orange...

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