I wish to thank Steven Blakemore and George Bretherton for steering me to helpful scholarship on the settlement of 1689 and on later phases of the struggle to repeal the Test and Corporation Acts. Neither, of course, bears any responsibility for the ways I've applied that scholarship. More general thanks are due to my colleagues in our seminar, Professor Bromwich, and the NEH.
|1. That all civil and political authority is derived from the people.|
|2. That the abuse of power justifies resistance.|
|3. That the right of private judgment, liberty of conscience, trial by jury, the freedom of the press and the freedom of election ought ever to be held sacred and inviolable.|
Albert Goodwin, The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1979), 87. Price's own three-part statement is an acknowledged abridgment, but his third proposition, on which he places special emphasis and to which Burke