[Introductory note: The Patriarcha of Sir Robert Filmer () ranks among the commonwealths.3 The latter, in his book De Jure Regni apud Scotos. Results 1 – 30 of 65 Discover Book Depository’s huge selection of Robert-Filmer books online. Patriarca o el poder natural de los reyes / Patriarch or Natural. La polemica Filmer-Locker (!) sobre la obediencia política: Patriarca, de Robert Filmer: Sobre el gobierno, de John Locke. Estudio preliminar de Rafael Gambra.

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At a Parliament at Glocester, 2. Nor is it probable they would have elected Josias, but a very Child, and a Son to so wicked and Idolatrous a Father, as that his own Servants murthered him; and yet all the people set up this young Josias, and slew the Conspirators of the Death of Ammon his Father; which Justice of the People, God rewarded, by making this Josias the most Religious King, that ever that Nation enjoyed.

If any think Edition: Here Patroarca is most likely to be quoting the legend of Noah sailing up the Mediterranean and allocating the pahriarca continents of the Old World to the rule of his three sons.

If other Nations had Elected their own Kings, no doubt but they would have been as desirous to have imitated Other Nations as well in the Electing, as in the Having of a King. The only Means to preserve it, is, to have some powerful Enemies near, who may serve instead of a King to Govern it, that so, though they have not a King amongst them, yet they may have as good as a King Over them: It is thus framed: It is likelier, that some mean Cottage or Tent did serve him to keep his Court in.

There want not those who Believe, that the first Invention of Laws was to bridle and moderate the overgreat Power of Kings; but the truth is, the Original of Laws was for the keeping of the Multitude in order: Likewise the Deposition of King Richard II, was a tempestuous Rage, neither Led or Restrained by any Rules of Reason or of State —— Examine his Actions without a distempered Judgment, and you will not Condemn him to be exceeding either Insufficient or Evil; weigh the Imputations that were objected against him, and you shall find nothing either of any Truth or of great moment; Hollingshed writeth, That he was most Unthankfully used by his Subjects; for although, through the frailty of his Youth, he demeaned himself more dissolutely than was agreeable to the Royalty of his Estate, yet in no Kings Days were the Commons in greater Wealth, the Nobility more honoured, and the Clergy less wronged; who notwithstanding, in the Evil-guided Strength of their will, took head against him, to their own headlong destruction afterwards; partly during the Reign of Henry, his next Successor, whose greatest Edition: Now albeit Kings, who make the Laws, be as King James teacheth us above the Laws; yet will they Rule their Subjects by the Law; and a King, governing in a setled Kingdom, leaves to be a King, and degenerates into a Tyrant, so soon as he seems to Rule according to Edition: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


His other son, Beversham Filmer, became the owner of Luddenham Court, near Faversham[3] who then passed it on through his family. The first which saith, These be the Acts of King Edw.

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Wilt thou not be afraid of the Power? And it was the ancient Custom for a long time, till the days of Henry the Fifth, that the Kings, when any Bill patriacra brought unto them that had passed both Houses, to take and pick out what they liked not, and so much as they chose, was enacted for a Law: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Neither doth the Diversity of Laws, nor contrary Customs, whereby each Kingdom differs from another, make the Forms of Common-Weal different, unless the Power of making Laws be in several Subjects. Of a mixed Government of the King and People.

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His position was enunciated by the works which he published in his lifetime. But it is no consequence, That therefore, Oeconomical and Dee Societies do the like: God only was able to match him, and over-matched him, by fitting him with a most fobert Death, just answerable to his Life; for as he had been the Death of many thousands of his Country-men, so as many thousands of his own Kindred in the Flesh were the Death of him, for he died of an Impostume, which corrupted his Flesh in such sort, that it rl all to Lice; he had many about him to Edition: Whosoever weighs advisedly these passages, will find little hope of Natural Reason in Aristotle to prove the Natural Liberty of the Multitude.


Nine years after the publication of Patriarchaat the time of the Revolution which banished the Stuarts from the throne, John Locke singled out Filmer among the advocates of Divine Right and attacked him expressly in the first part of the Two Treatises of Government.

Here I must first put the Cardinal in mind of what he affirms in cold Blood, in other Places; where he saith, God when he made all Mankind of one Man, did seem openly to signifie, that he rather approved the Government of one Man, than of many.

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This Negligence, or Wilful Escape of Lambine, in not translating a word so Material, hath been an occasion to deceive many, who looking no farther than this Latins Translation, have concluded, and made the World now of late believe, that Aristotle here maintains a Edition: But his meaning must be, that the Laws of Kings are humane Ordinances.

In an unpublished manuscript, Jeremy Bentham wrote:. It is unnatural for the People to Govern, or Chose Governours. Locke has speculated so deeply, and reasoned so ingeniously, as to have forgot that he was not of age when he came into the world By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

But such Men consider not, 1. Memorable is the Example of Cassius, who threw his Son headlong out of the Consistory, publishing the Law Agraria, for the Division of Lands, in the behoof of the People; and afterwards, by his own private Judgment put him to Death, by throwing him down from the Tarpeian Rock; the Magistrates and People standing thereat amazed, and not ptariarca to resist his Fatherly Authority, although they would with all their Hearts, have had that Law for the Division of Land: And therefore we find, that God told Cain of his Brother Abel, His Filmee shall fi,mer subject unto thee, and thou shalt rule over him.

Without mention of Consent of the Commons or People; insomuch that some Statutes rather resemble Proclamations, than Acts of Parliament: For satisfaction in this Edition: It seems they did not like a King by Deputation, Edition: