Political aphorisms: or, The true maxims of government displayed.
Wherein is likewise proved, That paternal authority in no absolute authority, ... That there neither is or can be any absolute government de jure, ... That the children of Israel did often resist their evil princes ... That the primitive Christians did often resist their tyrannical emperors, ... That the Protestants in all ages did resist their evil and destructive princes. Together with a historical account of the depriving of kings for their evil government, ... By way of a challenge to Dr. William Sherlock, and ten other new dissenters, and recommended as proper to be read by all Protestant Jacobites.
|Main Creator:||Harrison, T. (Thomas), fl. 1683-1711|
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London : printed for Tho. Harrison at the west end of the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1690.
Preface signed: T.H., i.e. Thomas Harrison, publisher.
Sometimes attributed to Robert Ferguson or to Daniel Defoe. Cf. Ashcraft & Goldsmith, "Locke, Revolution principles, and the formation of Whig ideology," Historical Journal 26, no.4 (1983): 773-800.
Text consists largely of plagiarized material from John Locke's "Two treatises of governement", with additional passages from Hubert Languet's "Vindiciae contra tyrannos".
Physical description: , 31,  p. ; 4o.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H917C
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