Excerpt from A Refutation of the Chief Doctrines of the Parliamentary Reformers They bawl for freedom in their senseless mood, Yet still revolt when truth would set them free, Licence they mean, when they cry liberty, For who loves that must first be wise and good. Milton. He that goeth about, says the judicious Hooker, to persuade a multitude that they are t so well governed as they ought to be, shall never want attentive and favourable hearers. The reason of this is well expressed by Tacitus. Detraction and envy are always listened to with attention, as the maligant effusions seem to be dictated by a false spirit of liberty. Obtredatio et livor pronis auribus accipiuntur; quippe malignitali falsa species libertatis inest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.