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Who is Algernon Sydney?
Algernon Sydney a.k.a. Algernon Sidney or Sydney was an English politician and member of the Long Parliament. A republican political theorist, colonel, and commissioner of the trial of King Charles I of England, he opposed the king's execution. Sidney was later charged with plotting against the King, in part based on his work, Discourses Concerning Government, used by the prosecution as a witness at his trial. He was executed for treason. After his death, Sidney was revered as a "Whig patriot–hero and martyr".
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Barillon had before s rd :--“ The Sieur Algernon Sydney is a man of great views and very high designs, which tend to the establishment of a republic.” Sydney points out that the libel complained of is in answer to Sir R. Filmore's book, written to ...
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
Algernon Sydney. — Sir Philip Sydney. — Lewis Theobald. — F. Thynne. — Sir Thomas Twysden. — Sir R. Twys- den. — Sir Robert Twysden. — Sir F. Walsing- ham. — Dr. Wilson. — Major-General James Wolfe.— Sir Henry Wotton.— Rev.
London encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)
comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg
Algernon Sydney. — Sir Philip Sydney.— Lewis Theobald. — F. Thynne. — Sir Thomas Twysden. — Sir R. Twys- den. — Sir Robert Twysden. — Sir F. Walsing- ham. — Dr. Wilson. — Major-General James Wolfe.— Sir Henry Wotton. — Rev.
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Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect. (Algernon Sydney)
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