Reference Writers: James Harrington


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“But whereas every nation is not capable of her liberty to this degree, lest you be put to doing and undoing of things, as the Romans were in Macedon, you shall diligently observe what nation is fit for her liberty to this degree, and what not; which is to be done by two marks, the first if she be willing to ‘help the Lord against the mighty;’ for if she has no care of the liberty of mankind she deserves not her own.”




Oceana 1656