3 A DISCOURSE OF THE Contests and Dissensions Between the NOBLES and the COMMONS, &c.

CHAP. I.

’T IS agreed that in all Government there is an absolute unlimited Power, which naturally and originally seems to be placed in the whole Body, wherever the Executive Part of it lies. This holds in the Body natural; For wherever we place the beginning of Motion, whether from the Head, or the Heart, or the animal Spirits in general, the Body moves and acts by a Consent of all its Parts. This unlimited Power placed fundamentally in the Body of a People, is what the Legislators of all Ages have endeavour'd in their several Schemes or Institutions of Govern-ment, A2