The Practice and Privileges of the Two Houses of Parliament: With an Appendix of Forms

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Rogers & Thompson, 1840 - 337 pages
FR-RARE-BK (copy 2): Gift of Diana M. Schatz from the Norah and Roland Michener collection.
 

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Page 333 - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary: So help me God.
Page 13 - 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 intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 333 - I do renounce refuse and abjure any allegiance or obedience to any of them. And I do swear That I will bear faith and true allegiance to His Majesty King George and him will defend to the utmost of my power against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his person crown or dignity.
Page 102 - But this rigour is never exercised, but where there is an intentional or gross abuse of the time and patience of the house. A member has not a right even to read his own speech, committed to writing, without leave. This also is to prevent an abuse of time ; and therefore is not refused, but where that is intended.
Page 168 - Hats., 276; but if they relate to the same subject, a question is put on the whole. If it be a bill, draught of an address, or other paper originating with them, they proceed by paragraphs, putting questions for amending, either by insertion or striking out, if proposed; but no question on agreeing to the paragraphs separately; this is reserved to the close, when a question is put on the whole, for agreeing to it as amended or unamended.
Page 137 - But if it had been carried affirmatively to strike out the words and to insert A, it could not afterwards be permitted to strike out A and insert B. The mover of B should have notified, while the insertion of A was under debate, that he would move to insert B. In which case, those who preferred it would join in rejecting A. After A is inserted, however, it may be moved to strike out a portion of the original paragraph, comprehending A, provided the coherence to be struck out be so substantial as...
Page 333 - I shall know to be against him, or any of them ; and all this I do swear without any Equivocation, mental Evasion, or secret Reservation, and renouncing all Pardons and Dispensations from any Power or Person whomsoever to the contrary. So help me God.
Page 13 - All mischiefs and grievances, operations and remedies, that transcend the ordinary course of the laws, are within the reach of this extraordinary tribunal. It can regulate or new model the succession to the crown, as was done in the reign of Henry VIII and William III. It can alter the established religion of the land, as was done in a variety of instances, in the reigns of King Henry VIII and his three children.
Page 14 - It can, in short, do everything that is not naturally " impossible ; and therefore some have not scrupled to "call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the " omnipotence of Parliament. True it is, that what the " Parliament doth, no authority upon earth can undo.
Page 55 - The Commons now assembled in Parliament, being justly occasioned thereunto concerning sundry liberties, franchises and privileges of Parliament, amongst others here mentioned, do make this Protestation following: that the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...

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