Excerpt from Bulletin of Lafayette College: Address of Honourable William Renwick Riddell, L. H. D., LL. D., Delivered at Lafayette College on Founders' Day, October 16, 1912But kingly power, as all power, tends to encroach upon freedom - the old theory that the King of England is chosen by his people to reign over them had become obsolete, and the Kings at length claimed their crown as of divine ...
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ight divine to govern wrong was claimed - not that divine right of Kings which is but the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost, as Herbert Spencer puts it, but a right given by the Almighty himself to a certain determinate man and a certain de terminate family to govern irrespective of character and ability. This made itself most conspicuous in the Stew arts - a race of winning manner but dishonest, treacherous, ungrateful. It is one of the marvels of history that a family such as this should have called forth the warmest loyalty and undying devotion of so many intelligent and common-sense people - a loyalty and devotion which has never been surpassed, and equaled but seldom.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.