to wish to be governed by good heads or leaders?"
Howsoever he noteth it right, that seditious
tumults, and seditious
fames, differ no more but as brother and sister, masculine and feminine; especially if it come to that, that the best actions of a state, and the most plausible, and which ought to give greatest contentment, are taken in ill sense, and traduced: for that shows the envy great, as Tacitus saith; conflata magna invidia, seu bene seu male gesta premunt.
Where everything maimed, ill-famed, lustful, untrustful, over-mellow, sickly-yellow and seditious
, festereth pernicious:--
Had the acute-angled rabble been all, without exception, absolutely destitute of hope and of ambition, they might have found leaders in some of their many seditious
outbreaks, so able as to render their superior numbers and strength too much even for the wisdom of the Circles.
Besides, not only an in equality of possessions, but also of honours, will occasion [1267a] seditions, but this upon contrary grounds; for the vulgar will be seditious
if there be an inequality of goods, by those of more elevated sentiments, if there is an equality of honours.
If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious
individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
harangues of demagogues in Faneuil Hall have made rebels of a loyal people and deprived me of my country."
For having written "a scandalous and seditious
pamphlet" Defoe was condemned to pay a large fine, to stand three times in the pillory, and to be imprisoned during the Queen's pleasure.
At length a veteran officer spelled it over deliberately and shook his head three or four times and said that in his opinion it was seditious
. That was the first time I felt alarmed.
This troop, the only defence of the prison, overawed by its firm attitude not only the disorderly riotous mass of the populace, but also the detachment of the burgher guard, which, being placed opposite the Buytenhof to support the soldiers in keeping order, gave to the rioters the example of seditious
cries, shouting, --
A week later the Post Office Department ruled that the paper was seditious
, and barred it entirely from the mails.
In the thirteenth century, Guillaume de Paris, and Nicholas Flamel, in the fifteenth, wrote such seditious