A View of the English Constitution: with Respect to the Sovereign Authority of the Prince, and the Allegiance of the Subject
A view of the English constitution: with respect to the sovereign authority of the prince, and the allegiance of the subject. In vindication of the lawfulness of taking the oaths, to Her Majesty, by law required. To which is added, a defence, by way to reply, to the several answers that have been made to it.
William Higden; Brockett, John Trotter
London : Printed for S. Keble, R. Gosling, W. Mears, and T. Woodward, 1716
Fifth edition. In two parts, the second, entitled: "A defence of the View of the English constitution", with separate title page, pagination and register. Contemporary Cambridge style calf, raised bands. Rubbing, minor chipping to spine. 112; 182 pp. Minor toning.
Higden's defense on his refusal to accept the Oaths after the Glorious Revolution and his subsequent acceptance of the Oaths. "After the revolution he refused to take the oaths, but eventually conformed, and published in defence of his conduct 'A View of the English Constitution, with respect to the sovereign authority of the Prince and the allegiance of the Subject. In vindication of the lawfulness of taking the oaths to her Majesty by law required,' 8vo, London, 1709, which he supplemented in the following year by 'A Defence of the View of the English Constitution ... by way of Reply to the several Answers that have been made to it,' 8vo, London, 1710 (reissued together in 1710 as a third edition and in 1716 as a fifth edition)." (DNB)