A History Of The Protestant Reformation In England And Ireland; Showing How That Event Has…

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byWilliam Cobbett

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... him, upon signification given by the justices of the peace in London or the neighbouring counties, of such offenders, worthy to be speedily executed by martial law, to take them, and according to the justice of martial law, to execute them upon the gallows or gibbet.'" And yet, this is she, whom we have been taught to call "good Queeh Bess"; this is she, of the "glories" of whose reign there are men of learning base enough to talk, even to this day! 331. But, such were the natural consequences of the destruction of the Catholic Church, and of the plundering of the poor, which accompanied that destruction, and particularly of lodging all power, ecclesiastical and civil, in the same hands. However, though this terrible she-tyrant spared neither racks nor halterS, though she was continually reproving the executors of her bloody laws, for their remissness while they were strewing the country with the carcasses of malefactors or alleged malefactors, all would not do; that hunger, which breaks through stone-walls, set even her terrors and torments at defiance; at last, it was found to be absolutely necessary to make some general and permanent and solid provision for the poor.; and, in the 43d year of her reign, was passed that Act, which is in force to this day, and which provides a maintenance for indigent persons, which maintenance is to come from the land, assessed and collected by overseers, and the payment enforced by process the most effectual and most summary. And here we have the great, the prominent, the staring, the horrible and ever-durable consequence of the " Reformation"; that is to say, pauperism established by law. 332. Yet this was necessary. The choice that the plunderers had in England was this: legal pauperism, or extermination; and this last they coul...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... him, upon signification given by the justices of the peace in London or the neighbouring counties, of such offenders, worthy to be speedi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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