Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Milton (160874)
The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright.
JOHN MILTON, The Tenure of Kings, The Works of John Milton, vol. 5, p. 10 (1932).