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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inconstantly.

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  • Sword of Justice unconstantly, and as if it were too hot for him to hold:

    Leviathan

  • In the twenty-ninth Chapter I have set down for one of the causes of the dissolutions of Commonwealths their imperfect generation, consisting in the want of an absolute and arbitrary legislative power; for want whereof, the civil sovereign is fain to handle the sword of justice unconstantly, and as if it were too hot for him to hold: one reason whereof (which I have not there mentioned) is this, that they will all of them justify the war by which their power was at first gotten, and whereon, as they think, their right dependeth, and not on the possession.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

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