• The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright.

    John Milton (1848). “The Prose Works of John Milton: The tenure of kings and magistrates ; Areopagitica ; Tracts on the Commonwealth ; Observations on Ormond's peace ; Letters of States, etc. ; Brief notes on Dr. Griffith's sermon ; Of Reformation in England ; Of prelatical episcopacy ; /The reason of Church government urged against prelacy of true religion, heresy, schism, toleration ; Of civil power in ecclesiastical causes”, p.11