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Algernon Sydney

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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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Google previewThe 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. Dean Wot- ton.— Sir T. Wyat.— Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke. Canterbury and Rochester are both bishops' sees. Maidstone is the county town, and gives the title of Viscount to the Finch family. Grazing and agriculture almost entirely engross the ...

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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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