Speech of Wentworth, February 1576

  • H. C. Porter
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Mr. Speaker, I find written in a little volume these words, in effect: ‘Sweet is the name of liberty, but the thing itself a value beyond all inestimable treasure.’ So much the more it behoveth us to take care lest we, contenting ourselves with the sweetness of the name, lose and forego the thing: being of the greatest value that can come unto this noble realm. The ‘inestimable treasure’ is the use of it in this House. And therefore I do think it needful to put you in remembrance that this honourable assembly are assembled and come together in this place for three special causes of most weighty and great importance.


Free Speech Hollow Heart Great Fault Special Trust Dangerous Thing 


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