Here inheld are the first seven headings of John Locke's Latter Handling of Redeship, twoth of two ofhandlings. In the Latter Ofhandling, Locke builds aof markworthy . It begins with a showing of the , wherein sundry men are not tied to heed one another but are each themselves deemers of what the needs. It also and , , , and the right of .
- 1 Oversetter's Markup
- 2 Foreword to the two Ofhandlings
- 3 Latter Ofhandling
- 3.1 Heading 1
- 3.2 Heading 2: The Ordfettle
- 3.3 Heading 3: The Warfettle
- 3.4 Heading 4: Thralldom
- 3.5 Heading 5: Ownership
- 3.6 Heading 6: Fatherly Dow
- 3.7 Heading 7: Mootish or Borougherly Fellowship
- 4 Wordlist
Oversetter's Markup[edit | edit source]
Nature[edit | edit source]
In thisinto Anglish, sundry words are instead of "nature" and its such as "natural". The word "nature" comes from the Latin word for birth, so where , a shape of the root word birth is brooked, for , inborn for "natural". In many befallings, the brooking of these words becomes unseemly. In some of these, the feeling called forth by the brooking of "nature" is that of the beginning of the thing, or a the thing has from its beginning for the sake of the kind of being it is. In others yet, the feeling is that of the wight- and wortlife and the ongoings of the world selfstanding outside of the body and work of mankind. This meaning is overset the earth.
The State of Nature[edit | edit source]
In oneset of befallings, Locke brooks the name, "state of nature", and in the same way, "law of nature" and "state of war". For this first , these two words together make for a hardship in coining an Anglish match. In the befalling of the quide "state of nature", the "state" of a thing is the in which it stands, or the shape and suchness of the thing as it is now. For this sake, fettle is brooked to overset this quide.
As for "nature", the brooking of the words chosen thus far – namely, some shaping of birth or beginning or kind – seemed to miss the mark or to be unwieldy along with fettle. To say that one is in a birthfettle seems to mean that they are as a, and helpless. This is not the meaning of Locke's "state of nature", which is as said before, the shape and suchness of a thing as it is "in nature" or from its beginning for the sake of its kind with no from either a or an upbuilding , such as a of war or a of a to frame a new fellowship beyond the "law of nature".
For this sake, another word more streamlined and pithy than the unwieldy beginning is brooked, namely ord. Ord comes from Old English and bears the meaning of the foremost bit of a spear, but also the beginning or the. Together, these words build the oversetting brooked herein: ordfettle. The same way of wordbuilding is then brooked for "law of nature" and "state of war", which are onset, ordlaw and warfettle, .
Other Markup[edit | edit source]
In many befallings, the wellspring of Locke's English writing inholds and from the , which are herein marked . Unless otherwise written, the slantwise writings are the work of the first bydrafter; however, in some befallings, further markup is eked to unfold Anglish oversettings or other insights left unsaid before. The writership of this further markup should be to the reader as a of the Anglishmoot.
At the end of this leafwrit is a wordlist spreadsheet that spells out thebehind each new word brooked in this writ.
Foreword to the two [edit | edit source]
Reader, you have here the beginning and the end of aof . It isn't worthwhile to go into what happened to the that should have come in between (they were more than half the work).
The missing leaves, that were to have beenin the latter , that is the next bit of the twofold ofhandling, were lost. They inheld a lengthy onslaught on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha [Highfatherdom], an of the godly right of kings, in 1680 (Filmer had died in 1653). The lost leaves seemingly overlapped the onslaught on the same mark that filled Locke's First Handling of Redeship and also make up a good deal of room in the latter.
Theseleaves, I hope, are enough to the seat of our great , our King William, to his the seat on the grounds of the leave of the folk, which is the only lawful grounds for redeship, and which he holds more fully and sharply than any other in the Christfollowing world; and to berighten to the world the folk of England, whose love of their fair and inborn rights, and their will to keep them, spared this when it was on the brink of and downfall under King James II.
If these leaves are asas I flatter myself that they are, the missing leaves will be no great loss, and my reader can be fulfilled without them. I truly hope so, for I don't foresee having either the time or the yearning to go to such lengths again, filling up the gap in my answer by again following Sir Robert Filmer through all the windings and of his amazing layout.
The king and the thede as a whole have since so thoroughlyhis that I don't think anyone ever again will be bold enough to speak up against our shared soundness, and be a spokesman for thralldom, or weak enough to be misled by idleness clothed in handsome speech. If you bother to tackle the bits of Sir Robert's that are not dealt with here, stripping off the blossom of sayings and seeking to wend his words into straightforward, , understandsome , and if you then aliken these forthputs with one another, you will soon be fulfilled that there was never so much glib idleness put together in keen-sounding English.
If you don't think it worthwhile to look through all his work, only seek the bit where heoverthrowing, and see whether all your skill is enough to make Sir Robert fathomful and with himself and with . I wouldn't speak so flatly of an who is no longer in a to answer, if it weren't that in years shepherds have been his teaching and making it the of our times...
I wouldn't have written against Sir Robert, working to show his mistakes,, and lack of the witness that he boasts of having as his only , if there weren't men among us who, by his books and his teaching, rid me of the of writing only against a dead foe.
They have been so earnest about this that if I have done him any wrong, I can't hope they will show me any. I wish that where they have done wrong to the truth and to the folk, they would be as ready to righten it as I am to acknowledge mistakes witnessed against me, and that they would give ought weight to the thought that the greatest harm one can do to the king and the folk is to spread wrong thoughts about redeship.
If they did, it might forever put an end to our having grounds toof thunderings from the ! If anyone who is truly careful about truth seeks to belie my undersetting, I swear to him either to acknowledge any mistake he fairly me of or to answer his struggles. But he must bear in mind two things: that picking holes in my - gainstanding this wording or that little happening - is not the same as answering my book; that I shan't let a scolding stand for a .
Latter Ofhandling[edit | edit source]
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1. In my Firstof , I showed these four things:
- That Adam did not have, whether by inborn right as a father or through an gift from God, any such right over his children or over the world as has been called out.
- That even if he had, his would not have the same right.
- That if the right were to be to his erves, it would be unsettled who were his erves, for there is no or law of God that settles this asking in every ; so it wouldn't be settled who erved the right and thus was named to .
- Even if all that had been settled, it would be in : the knowledge of the line of erves running back to Adam has been utterly lost, so that nobody in all the of mankind and families of the world would have the slightest to have that right of erveship.
All thesehaving, as I think, been sharply , no reders now on earth can bring forth the slightest shadow of right from the underset of all of mankind's , Adam's own lordship and fatherly rede.
So if you don't want to give grounds to think that all redeship in the world is theonly of might and , and men live together only by the same guidelines as the lower , where strength settles every bickering, and so lay a for everlasting strife and harm, unruliness, uproar and uprising (things that the followers of that might and wald undersetting so loudly cry out against), you will have to find another of the beginnings of redeship, another wellspring for mootish might, and another way of settling who the folk are who ought to have it - other, that is, than what Sir Robert Filmer has taught us.
Locke uses the word "positive" inone and again in 13 and elsewhere. "Positive" is a word. A "positive" law is one that some lawmaker ; it comes from the choosing of some lawmaking . The is with an ordlaw, which isn't laid down by anyone but arises out of the of things. So a "positive" gift from God would be meanly a gift as understood; Locke throws in "positive", seemingly as even an inborn right that Adam had would in a way be a gift from God, as God gave Adam his beginning; but it wouldn't be a "positive" gift, arising from an gift-giving deed on God's behalf. Likewise with the thought on a "positive" law of God's.
In this oversetting into Anglish, "forthput" is brooked for this kind of "positive", as "to posit" means "to put forth."
2. For this goal, I think it may be worthwhile to say what I think mootish might is; so that the might of a redeshipover an can be undershed from that of a father over his children, a over his , a over his wife, and a lord over his . As it sometimes happens that one man has all these dows, we can get sharper about how the dows undershed by looking at the sundry in which the man stands: as a reder of a , father of a family, and of an .
3. So: I take mootish might to be a right to make laws - with the deathand all lesser strafes - for and upholding ownership, and to hire the strength of the meanship in such laws and the meanwealth from outside onslaught; all this being only for the shared good.
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4. To understandrightly and bring it forth from its true wellspring, we must what stead all men are born in. In this stead men are flawlessly free to set their deeds, and deal out their belongings and themselves, in any way they like, without asking anyone's leave - under only the mires set by the .
It is also a stead of samehood, in which no one has more dow and right than anyone else; as it is meanly straightforward that makings of the same kind and stead, all born to the sameof and to the of the same skills, should also be the same in other ways, with no one being or set below anyone else unless God, the lord and of them all, were to sharply and his wish that some one man be raised above the others and given an right to overall lordship.
5. The wise Richard Hooker sees this inborn samehood of men as so straightforward andthat he on it men's tie to love one another, on which he builds their owings toward each other, from which in wend he brings forth the great of rightfulness and goodwill. Here are his words:
- An alike inborn enkindling has led men to that they have as much owing to love others as to love themselves. Things that are the same must be meted by one standard; so if I want to get some good - indeed as much good from every man as any man can want for himself - how could I foresee having any deal of my wants that other men, being all of the same birth, must have?
To begive them anythingto their want will be to burden them as much as it would burden me; so that if I do harm I must foresee , for there is no grounds why others should show more love to me than I have shown to them. Thus, my want to be loved as much as by my peers gives me an inborn owing to do unto them with the same love. Everyone knows the guidelines and standards inborn wisdom has laid down for the steering of our lives on the grounds of this of samehood between ourselves and those who are like us.
6. But though this is a stead of freedom, it isn't a stead of leave in which there are no borders on how men behave. A man in that stead is wholly free to deal himself out or his belongings, but he isn't free to unmake himself, or even to unmake any made thing in his ownership unless something morethan its mere is at stake. The ordfettle is reded by a law that makes bonds for everyone. And wisdom, which is that law, teaches anyone who bothers to it, that as we are all the same and selfstanding, no one ought to harm anyone else in his life, health, freedom, or belongings. This is as:
- we are all the work of one almighty and unendingly wise maker;
- we are all the of one overall , sent into the world by his leave to do his work;
- we are all the belongings of him who made us, and he made us to last as long as he chooses, and not as long as we choose;
- we have the same skills, and share in one , so there can't be any that would some of us to unmake others, for if we were made to be by one another, as the lower kinds of makings are made to be brooked by us.
Everyone ought to uphold himself and not tolife willfully, so on the same grounds everyone ought, when his own isn't at stake, to do as much as he can to uphold the lave of mankind; and other than when it's an of a lawbreaker, no one may take away or anything that to the upholding of someone else's life, freedom, health, limb, or goods.
7. So that all men may be held back fromthe rights of others and from harming one another, and so that the ordlaw that seeks the and forlasting of all mankind may be heeded, the of that ordlaw (in the ordfettle) is in every man's hands, so that everyone has a right to strafe lawbreakers as harshly as is needed to hinder the breaking of the law. For the ordlaw, like every law over men in this world, would be worthless if no one had dow to helmstand it and thereby forlast the and fetter . And in the ordfettle if anyone may strafe someone for something bad that he has done, then everyone may do so...
8. That is how in an ordfettle one man comes to have a lawful dow over another. It isn't adow, him to use a lawbreaker by the hot madness or unbridled utmost of his own will; but only a dow to strafe him so far as wisdom and say is evenly meted to his , namely as much strafing as may for and - those two are the only grounds for one man to lawfully harm another, which is what we call "strafing".
By breaking the ordlaw, the misdoerhimself to live by some rede other than that of wisdom and shared fairness (which is the standard that God has set for the deeds of men, for their mean ); and so he becomes a threat to mankind as he has and broken the tie that is meant to spare them from harm and . This is a misdeed against the whole strain of mankind, and against frith and soundness that the ordlaw gives for the .
Now, every man, by the right he has to forlast mankind overall, may fetter and if needful unmake things that areto mankind; and so he can do to anyone who has overstepped that law as much harm as may make him having done it, and thereby hinder him - and by his hinder others - from doing the same. So on these grounds every man has a right to helmstand the ordlaw and to strafe misdoers.
9. No wonder this will seem a rather outlandish teaching to some folk, but before theyit, I dare them to what right any king or has to put to death or otherwise strafe an for a misdeed he in their homeland. The right is not grounded on their laws, through any leave they get from the boded will of the ; for such bodings don't get through to an outlander: they aren't to him, and even if they were, he does't owe it to listen...
Those who have the utmost dow of making laws in England, France or Holland are to an Indian merely like the rest of the world, men without right. So if the ordlaw didn't give every man a dow to strafe misdeeds against it as he undrunkly deems the befalling to need, I don't see how theof any meanship can strafe someone from another land; as they can't have any more dow over him than every man can by birth have over another.
10. As well as the misdeed thatin breaching the law and leaving from the right rede of wisdom - misdeeds through which man becomes so that he bodes that he is forsaking the of mankind and becoming - there is often overstepping through which someone does harm to someone else. In the latter befalling, the man who has been harmed has, moreover the overall right of strafing that he shares with everyone else, a sundry right to seek goodmaking from the man who harmed him; and anyone else who thinks this right may also meet with the scathed man and help him to from the misdoer such fees as may make fulfillment for the harm he has tholen.
11. So there are two marked rights: (i) the right that everyone has to strafe the misdoer so as to bind him and forestall such misdeeds in the hereafter; (ii) the right that a scathed man has to get goodmaking. Now, a sheriff, who by being sheriff has the shared right of strafing put into his hands, can by his own right (i) withdraw the strafing of a lawbreaking misdeed in a befalling where the shared good doesn'tthat the law be helmstood; but he can't (ii) withdraw the fulfillment owed to any man for the scathing he has taken. The only one who can do that is the man who has been harmed.
The scathed man has the dow of taking for himself the goods or work of the misdoer, by right of self-forlasting; and everyone has a dow to strafe the misdeed to forestall its being betaken again, by the right he has of forlasting all mankind, and doing everything wise that he can to that end.
And so it is that in the ordfettle everyone has a dow to kill a murderer, both to frighten others from this misdeed that no goodmaking can make up for, by the byspell of the strafing that everyonefor it, and also to fasten men from forthcoming misdeeds} by this lawbreaker; he has wisdom, the shared rede and standard God has given to mankind, and by the wrong wald and slaughter he has betaken on one man he has war against all mankind, so that he can be unmade as though he were a lion or a tiger...
This is the grounds for the great ordlaw, "Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Cain was so fullythat everyone had a right to unmake such a lawbreaker that after murdering his brother he cried out "Anyone who finds me will slay me" - so sharply was this law written in the hearts of all mankind.
12. On the same grounds a man in the ordfettle may strafe lesser breaches of the ordlaw. 'By death?' you may ask. I answer that each misdeed may be strafed harshly enough to make it a bad deal for the lawbreaker, to give him grounds to forthink, and to frighten others from lawbreaking in the same way. Every misdeed that can be betaken in the ordfettle may also be strafed in the ordfettle - and be strafed in the same way (as far as maily as it would be in a meanwealth).
I don't want to go into theof the ordlaw or of its strafely guidelines, but I will say this much: it is wis that there is an ordlaw, which is as understandable and swotel to a wise man who learns it as are the forthput laws of meanwealths. See the unfolding of "forthput" after cleaving 1.
It may be even sharper - as much sharper as wisdom is sharper -to understand, than the flighty thoughts and outlookwise of men who have tried to find words that will further their clashing hidden stakes. For that is what has gone into the becasting of most of the laws of lands. Soothly, such laws are right only to the breadth that they are staddled on the ordlaw, which is the standard by which they should be and .
13. To this outlandish teaching of mine, namely that in the ordfettle everyone has the dow to helmstand the ordlaw, I foresee this gainstanding shall be raised:
- It is for men to be in their own befallings, for self-love will lean men to uphold themselves and their friends. And on the other side, , and will lead them to strafe others too harshly. So nothing but befuddlement and unruliness will follow, and that is why God has - as he wisly has - staddled redeship to fetter the leaning and wald of men.
I freelythat redeship is the right salve for the drawbacks of the ordfettle. There must wisly be great in a stead where men may be lawdeemers in their own befalling; someone who was so wrong as to do his brother a scathing will (we may well underset) hardly be so right as to fordeem himself for it! But I answer the gainstanding as follows:
If the ordfettle is unbearable because of the evils that might follow from men's being lawdeemers in their own befallings, and redeship is to be the salve for this, let us do an. On the one side, there is the ordfettle, and on the other there is redeship where one man - and that utter kings are only men! - leads a , is free to be the lawdeemer in his own befalling, and can do what he likes to all his undertans, with no one being aleaved to becall or steer those who carry out his wishes, and everyone having to put up with whatever he does, whether he is led by wisdom, mistake, or heartdraught.
How much better it is in the ordfettle, where no man owes it to yield to the wrong will of someone else, and someone who deems wrongly (whether or not it is in his own befalling) must answer for that to the rest of mankind!
14. It is often asked, as though this were a mighty gainstanding: 'Where are they - where ever were they - any men in such a ordfettle?' Here is an answer that may fulfill in the mean time: The world always did and always will have many men in the ordfettle, because all kings and reders of selfstanding redeships throughout the world are in that stead. I inhold in this all who rede selfstanding meanships, whether or not they are tied into others; for the ordfettle between men isn't ended only by their making awith one another.
The only draught that ends the ordfettle is one in which mentogether to into one meanship and make one ...
The oaths and deals inheld in trading between two men on an, ... or between a Swiss and an Indian in the woods of Americksland, are binding on them even though they are flawlessly in an ordfettle one another; for truth and oath-keeping belongs to men as men, not as belongers to a - that is, as an inting of ordlaw, not forthput law.
15. I set against those who gainsay that anyone was ever in the ordfettle the right of the wise Hooker, who writes:
- The ordlaw binds men utterly, only as men, even if they have no settled fellowship, no earnest thwaring among themselves about what to do and what not to do. What kindwise leads us to seek onehood and fellowship with other men is the truth that on our own we haven't the means to get for ourselves a stock of things that we need for the kind of life our kind wants, a life fit for the worth of man. It was to make up for those flaws and unwholenesses of the lonely life that men first gathered themselves in borougherly fellowships. (The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity [The Laws of Lordsgatheringish Borroughs], book 1, cleaving 10)
And I alsothat all men are born into the ordfettle, and stay so until they aleave to make themselves belongers to some mootish fellowship. I foresee making this all swith swotel in later deals of this quiding.
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16. The warfettle is a fettle of foehood and unmaking. So when someone bodes by word or deed - not in a sudden outburst of wrath, but as an inting of calm settled outline - that he means to end another man's life, he puts himself into a warfettle against the other man; and he thereby lays his life bare to the risk of falling to the might of the other man or anyone that links with him in his shielding and takes up his fight.
For it is wise and right that I should have a right to unmake anything that threatens me with unmaking, as the groundlaying ordlaw says that men are to beas much as , and then when not everyone can be forlasted the soundness of the is to be .
In line with this, I may unmake a man who makes war on me or has shown himself as a foe to my life, for the samethat I may kill a wolf or a lion; as such men are not under the ties of the mean law of wisdom, have no guideline but that of strength and wald, and so may be as - threatening makings that will wisly unmake me if I fall under their dow.
17. So it comes about that someone who tries to get another man under his utter dow thereby puts himself into a warfettle with the other, for such an undertakinga of a plot against the life of the other man. If someone wants to get me under his dow without my leave, I have grounds to gather that he would me as he liked when he had got me there, and would unmake me if he wanted to;
For no-one can want to have me under his utter dow unless it's tome by strength to something that is against the right of my freedom, that is to make me a thrall. To fasten my own I must be free from such strength; and wisdom tells me to look on him - the man who wants me under his dow - as a foe to my , wanting to take away the freedom that is the hedge to it.
So someone who tries to inthrall me thereby puts himself into a warfettle with me. Someone wants to take away the freedom of someone else must beto have a plot to take away everything else from the man, for freedom is the groundwork of all the rest; and that holds in a meanwealth as well as in the ordfettle.
18. This makes it lawful for me to kill a thief who hasn't done me any harm or forspelled any plot against my life, other than using strength to get me under his dow so as to take away myor whatever else he wants. Whatever he says he is up to, he is using strength without right, to get me under his dow; so I have no grounds to think that he won't, when he has me under his dow, take everything else away from me as well as my freedom. So it is lawful for me to behandle him as someone who has put himself into a warfettle with me, that is to kill him if I can; for that is the risk he ran when he began a war in which he is the threat.
19. This is the flat undershed between the ordfettle and the warfettle. Some men - namely Hobbes - have behandled them as the same; but in truth they are as far from one another as a stead of, goodwill, likewise help and forlasting is far from a stead of foehood, illwill, wald, and likewise unmaking. An ordfettle, rightly understood, inholds:
- men living together by wisdom, with no-one on earth who stands above them both and has the right to deem between them.
Whereas in a warfettle
- a man brooks or bodes his will to use strength against another man, with no one on earth whom the other can beseech for help.
It is the lack of such a beseeching that gives a man the right of war against a threat, not only in an ordstate but even if they are bothin one . If a thief has already stolen all that I am worth and is not an ongoing threat to me, I may not harm him but through a beseeching of the law. But if he is now setting on me to rob me - even if it's only my horse or my coat that he is after - I may kill him.
There is the law, which was made for my, but there is no time for it to come between to spare me from losing my goods and maybe losing my life (and if I lose that there is no ). Furthermore, it is the thief's that there is no time for beseeching the deemer that stands over him and me - namely, the law - and so I am aleaved to make my own shield, and to be at war with the thief and to kill him if I can.
What puts men into an ordfettle is the lack of a shared deemer who has the right; the brooking of unlawful strength against a man's body makes a warfettle, whether or not there is a shared deemer and (therefore) whether or not they are in an ordfettle.
20. But for men who are in a fellowship under a redeship, the warfettle ends when the deed of strength ends; and then those on each side of theshould evenly yield to the fair of the law... But in the ordfettle, where there are no laws or lawdeemers with right to beseech, once a warfettle has begun it goes on - with the sackless man having a right to unmake the other if he can - until the threat offers frith, and seeks on outcomes that will make up for any wrongs he has done and will give the sackless man soundness from then on. What if it happens like this?
- There is time and opening for a beseeching of the law, and to lawfully framed deemers, but the salve is not handy owing to an of rightness, a barefaced twisting of the laws so that they foreheal or even the wald or wrought by some men or some band of men.
In such ait is hard to think we have anything but a warfettle. For wherever wald is brooked and scathing done, even if it is done by men named to carry out rightness and is clothed in the name, , or shapes of law, it is still wald and scathing.
The goal of the law is to foreheal and getfor the sackless, by an evenhanded behandling of all who come under it; and when this is not truly done, war is made upon the , and they - having nowhere on earth to beseech for rightness - are left to the only salve in such befallings, a beseeching of heaven.
21. In an ordfettle where there is no right to settle between, and the only beseeching is to heaven, every little undershed is fit to end up in war; and that is one great grounds for men to put themselves into fellowship, and leave the ordfettle. For where there is a right, a dow on earth from which help can be had by beseeching, the is settled by that might and the warfettle is blocked. The rest of this cleaving , in the light of this, a in the Old , Judges xi.
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22. The inborn freedom of man is
- to be free from any higher strength on earth, and not to be under the will or the lawmaking right of men but to be only by the .
The freedom of man in fellowship is
- to be under no but the one by leave in the ; and not under the dow of any will or under from any law but what is by the with its .
Freedom then is not what Sir Robert Filmer tells us (Observations on Hobbes, Milton, etc.,, [Onlookings of Hobbes, Milton, and the others], leaf 55), namely a freedom for everyone to do what he wants, live as he likes, and not be tied by any laws. Rather, freedom is one of two things.
Freedom of birth is being under no fetter but the ordlaw. Freedom of men under redeship is having a standing guideline to live by, shared by everyone in the fellowship at hand, and made by the lawmaking dow that has been set up in it; a freedom to follow one's own will in anything that isn't forbidden by the guideline, and not to be under the unsteady, unsound, unknown,of another man.
Here and elsewhere, Locke brooks "arbitrary" not in thefeeling of something like "chosen for no " or "chosen on a whim" or the like; but rather in a broader feeling, in his day, as meaning only "chosen" or "hanging upon someone's choice". In that older and weaker feeling of the word, the fear of being under someone's "arbitrary" will is only a fear of being at the of whatever he chooses to do to you, whether or not his choice is "arbitrary" in the nowtidely feeling.
In this oversetting into Anglish, "will-choicely" is brooked for this kind of "arbitrary", which comes from a loan oversetting of New High German "willkürlich" and Dutch "willekeurig", each meaning "grounded on sunder choice or deeming". On the other hand, the reader may bethink Locke's understanding of "arbitrary" by way of the, "will ye, nill ye", meaning, "be ye willing, be ye unwilling". It shares the feeling of whimsy of "arbitrary" but could also be understood to mean "hanging upon someone's choice", or more spot-on, "whether you like it or not".
23. In this cleaving Locke writes that a man doesn't have the dow to take his own life. He seemingly means that man may not rightly take his own life as the groundlaying ordlaw says that men are to beas much as they can be (cleaving 16). He goes on:
This freedom from utterreding, is so needful to a man's , so tightly tied to it, that losing it means losing all over his own life. That's why no-one can willingly enter into thralldom. A man doesn't have the dow to take his own life, so he can't willingly inthrall himself to anyone, or put himself under the overall, will-choicely reding of someone else to take away his life whenever he likes.
Nobody can give more dow than he has; so someone who cannot take away his own life cannot give someone else such a wielding over it. If someone does a deed thatdeath, he has by his own his own life; the man to whom he has it may (when he has him under his dow) forestall taking it and rather brook the besetting man for his own sake; and this isn't doing him any wrong, as whenever he finds the hardship of his thralldom to outweigh the worth of his life, he has the dow to withstand his lord, thus bringing him the death that he wants.
24. What I have beenis the of utter thralldom, which is a right ongoing of the warfettle between a lawful overcomer and a . If they enter into any kind of - to reding on the one side and on the other - the warfettle and thralldom ends for as long as the deal is upheld. For, as I have said, no man can by a thwaring hand over to someone else something that he doesn't himself have, namely a dow over his own life.
I acknowledge that we find among the Jews, as well as other, where men sold themselves, but wisly they sold themselves only into drudgery, not thralldom. It is that the man who was sold wasn't thereby put at the of an utter, will-choicely, reding; for the lord ought at some time to let the other go free from his , and so he couldn't at any time have the dow to kill him.
Indeed, the lord of this kind ofwas so far from having a will-choicely reding over his life that he couldn't even choose to cripple him: the loss of an eye or a tooth set him free (Exodus xxi).
Heading 5: Ownership[edit | edit source]
25. God, as King David says (Psalms cxv. 16), has given the earth to the children of men - given itto mankind. This is , whether we inborn wisdom, which tells us that men, once they are born, have a right to and thus a right to food and drink and such other things as the earth yields for their , or , which gives us a reckoning of the bestowings that God made of the world to Adam and to Noah and his sons. Some men think that this makes a great hardship about how anyone should ever come to own anything. I might answer that hardship with another hardship, saying that if the that
- God gave the world to Adam and his offspring to share
makes it hard to see how there can be any sundry ownership, the undersetting that
- God gave the world to Adam and his , aside from all the lat of his offspring
makes it hard to see how anything can be owned other than by oneking. But I shan't rest happy with that, and will try to show in a way how men could come to own deals of something that God gave to mankind to share, and how this could come about without any broadly among men. Here and throughout this heading, 'own' will often Locke's 'have an ownership in'.
26. God, who has given the world to men to share, has also given them wisdom to make use of it to the bestof life and . The earth and everything in it is given to men for the bearing and of their being.
All theit bears and that it feeds, as borne by the driven hand of the earth, belong to mankind to share; nobody has an underlying right - a right that the rest of mankind - over any of them as they are in their inborn .
But they were given for theof men; and before they can be or helpful to any one man there must be some way for a given man to them.
The wild Indians in North Americksland don't have hedges or borders, and are still together dwellers in their land; but if any one of them is to get any boon from ovet or deer meat, then the food must be his - and his (that is, aof him) in such a way that no one else withholds any right to it.
The stock whence this writ leaf takes Locke's English writing gives this: The last of that is puzzling. Does Locke mean that the Indian can't straightaway get help from the deer meat other than by eating it? That seems to be the only way to make sense of 'deal of him'; but it doesn't fit well with the as a whole.
However, it is not so bewildering a forthput as the former bydrafter thinks. Locke puts forth two thoughts here: First, to bring forth help from meat, a man must eat it. Next, if the man eats it, it becomes deal of him, and when this happens, no other man can go on holding a right to brook it. It is so far beyond the reach of other men, it is nowbecome a mere building block that makes up the man himself - a man whom no one else may rightly own, see Heading 4 and cleaving 27. Therefore, if a man eats, he must take ownership of the food.
27. Though men as a whole own the earth and all lower makings, every sundry man has an ownership in his self that is, owns himself; this is something that nobody else has any right to. The work of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, arehis. So when he takes something from the stead that the earth has given and left it is, he mixes his work with it, thus tying to it something that is his own; and in that way he makes it his own.
He has withdrawn the thing from the shared stead that the earth has put it in, and through this work the thing has had fastened to it something that outshuts the shared right of other men: for this workbelongs to the worker, so no other man can have a right to anything the work is tied to - at least where there is enough, and as good, left shared for others. See Locke's boding that every man 'has an ownership in his self'. He often says that the whole goal of is to 'ownership'; which might be dirtily if he weren't talking about the forehealing not only of man's belongings but also his life and freedom.
28. Someone who eats the acorn he picked up under an oak, or the apples he gathered from the trees in the woods, hasbeowned them to himself! Nobody can that the is his. Well, then, when did they begin to be his?
- when he ate them?
- when he cooked them?
- when he brought them home?
- when he picked them up under the tree?
It is swotel that if his first gathering didn't make them his, nothing else could do so. The work marked those things off from the rest of the world's; it something to them beyond what they had been bestowed by the earth, the shared mother of all; and so they became his right.
we this, and said instead:
- He had no right to the acorns or apples that he thus beowned, because he didn't have the leave of all mankind to make them his. It was robbery on his behalf to take for himself something that belonged to all men to share.
If such a leave as that was needed, all men broadly would have starved, notwithstanding the overflow God had bestowed upon them. We see theI am upholding at work in our own fellowship. When there is some land that has a shared standing - being held meanly by the fellowship by among them - taking any bit of what is shared and pulling it out of the the earth leaves it in makes ownership; and if it didn't, the mean would be of no good.
And the taking of this or that deal doesn't hang on the outspoken leave of all the sharers. Thus when my horse bites off some grass, mycuts turf, or I dig up ore, in any stead where I have a right to these shared with others, the grass or turf or ore becomes my own, without anyone's giving it to me or to my having it. My work in taking it out of the shared stead it was in has me as its owner.
29. If the outfold leave of every sharer was needed for anyone to beown to himself any deal of what is given to share, children couldn't cut into the mean their father had given for them to share without saying which child was to have which deal. The water running in the spring is everyone's, but who would mistrust that the water in the crock belongs to the person who drew it out? ...
30. Thus this law of wisdom makes it so that the Indian who kills a deer owns it; it is thwared to belong to the man who put his work into it, even though until then it was the shared right of everyone. Those who are reckoned as thedeal of mankind have made and laws to settled ownership rights; but even among us this first - the law reding how ownership starts when everything is held to share - still . Locke ends the with : catching fish, gathering , shooting a hare.
31. You may gainstand that if gathering the acorns and so forth makes a right to them, then anyone may hoard as much as he likes. I answer: Not so. The swith ordlaw that in this way gives us ownership also sets bounds to that ownership. God has given us all things richly. ... But how far has he given them to us? To"to brook, to get help from"; this is what 'neet(ing)' means in this work.
Anyone can through his work come to own as much as he can brook in a helpful way before it rots; anything beyond this is more than his share and belongs to others. Nothing was made by God for man to rot or unmake. For a long time there could be little room for fights or struggles about ownership staddled on these grounds: there was an overflow of earthly goods and few brookers of them; and only a small deal of that overflow could be marked off by theof one man and hoarded up to the bane of others - keeping within the bounds (set by wisdom) of what he could brook.
32. But these days, the foremostabout ownership the earth itself rather than the and that live on it, for when you own some of the earth you own what lives on it as well. I think it is that ownership of land is gotten in the same way that I have been . A man owns whatever land he tills, sows, , reaps, and can brook the yields thereof. By his work he as it were off tha land from all that is held to share. someone :
- He has no right to the land, as everyone else has a likewise deed to it. So he can't it, he can't ' it off', without the leave of all his fellow-sharers, all mankind.
That is wrong. When God gave the world for all mankind to share, he bade man to work, and man needed to work for the sake of. So God and his wisdom bade man to the earth, that is, to it for the good of life; and in doing that he spent something that was his own, namely his work. A man who in to this of God , tilled and sowed any deal of the earth's thereby linked to that land something that was his own, something that no one else had any deed to or could rightfully take from him.
33. This beowning of a plot of land byit wasn't done at the cost of any other man, for there was still enough (and as good) left for others - more than enough for the brooking of the men who weren't yet seen to. In outcome, the man who by his work 'hedged off' some land and didn't forlessen the deal of land that was left for everyone else: someone who leaves as much as anyone else can neet does as good as take nothing at all. Nobody could think he had been harmed by someone else's taking a long drink of water, if there was the whole stream of the same water left for him to quench his thirst; and the ownership land and water, where there is enough of both, are truly the same.
34. God gave the world to men to share; but since he gave it them for their good and for the greatestof life they could get from it, he can't have meant it always to stay shared and unworked. He gave it for the brooking of the wise and hard-working man (and work was to be his deed to it), not to the whims or the greed of the man who is and .
Someone who had land left for his forbettering - land as good as what they had already been taken up - had no need toand ought not to worry himself with what had already been forbettered by someone else's work. If he did, it would be swotel that he wanted the good of someone else's work, to which he had no right, rather than the ground that God had given him to share with others to work on. ...
35. In lands such as England now, where there are many folk living under a redeship, and where there isand trade, no one can enclose or beown any bit of any shared land without the leave of all his fellow-sharers. That is as land that is held to share has that standing by draught, that is by the law of the land, which is not to be breached.
Also, although such land is held to share by some men, it isn't held by all mankind; rather, it is the shared ownership of this land or this town. Furthermore, after such an enclosing - such a 'hedging off' - what was left would not, from the outlook of the rest of the sharers, be 'as good' as the whole was when they could all brook the whole. This is rather unlike how things stood when that great sharing, the world, was just starting and being.
The law that man was under at that time stood for beowning. God bade man to work, and his wants indowed him to do so. That was his ownership, which couldn't be taken from him wherever he had fastened it. And so we see thator working the earth and having lordship are tied together, the former making the right to the latter. ...
36. The earth did well in setting mires to sunder ownership through mires to how much men can work and mires to how much they need. No man's work could tame or beown all the land; no man's neeting couldmore than a small bit; so that it was for any man in this way to the right of another, or get an ownership to the bane of his neighbor ... This locked every man's belongings to a very middling , such as he might make his own without harming anyone else, in the first ages of the world when men were more under threat of getting lost by wandering off on their own in the vast wilderness of the earth as it was then than of being squeezed for lack of land to work.
And, full as the world now seems, the guideline for land-ownership can still bewithout harm to anyone. Underset a in the stead folk were in when the world was first being befolked by the children of Adam, or of Noah; let them sow on some empty land in the inside of Americksland. We'll find that the belongings they could get, by the guideline I have given, would not be very big, and even today they wouldn't the rest of mankind, or give them grounds to rake or think themselves harmed by this kindred's .
I hold that this notwithstanding the truth that the human strain has spread itself to all the nooks of the world, and unendinglythose who were here at the beginning. Indeed, the breadth of ground is of so little worth when not worked on that I have been told that in Spain a man may be aleaved to plow, sow, and reap on land to which his only deed is that he is brooking it. ...
Be this as it may (and I don'ton it), I undertake to bode boldly that if it weren't for only one thing, the same guideline of ownership - namely that every man is to own as much as he could brook - would still hold in the world, without anybody, for there is enough land in the world to fulfill twice as many men as there are. The 'one thing' that blocks this is the of , and men's unspoken thwaring to put a worth on it; this made it maily, by men's leave, to have bigger belongings and to have a right to them. I now go on to show how this has come about.
37. Men came to want more than they needed, and this changed theworth of things: a thing's worth first hung only on its to the life of man; but men came to that a little bit of yellow - which wouldn't fade or rot or rust - should be worth a great lump of flesh or a whole heap of corn. Before all that happened, each man could beown by his work as much of the things of the earth as he could brook, without hindering others, because a likewise overflow was still left to those who would work as hard on it.
Locke now moves away from the-boded of geld, and won't come back to it until cleaving 46.
To which let methat someone who comes to own land through his work doesn't lessen the shared stock of mankind but it. That's as the life-girding stocked goods made by one acre of enclosed and worked land, are (to put it rather mildly) ten times more than what would come from an acre of likewise rich land that was held to share and not worked. So he who encloses land, and gets more of the of life from ten worked acres than he could have had from a hundred left to the earth, can truly be said to give ninety acres to mankind.
For his work now fulfills him with stocked goods out of ten ares that would have needed a hundred unworked acres lying shared. I have here greatly understated theof forbettered land, setting it at ten to one when it is much nearer a hundred to one.
Locke upholds this by alikening a thousand acres of 'the wild woods and unworked waste of Americksland' with 'ten acres of likewiseland in Devonshire, where they are well worked.' He then starts a fresh : before land was owned, someone could by gathering or hunting come to own those things, by sake of the work he had put into them. But:
If they rotted in his ownership without having been rightly brooked - if the ovet rotted or the deer meat befouled before he could brook it - he breached the shared ordlaw, and ought to be strafed. For he had oncrooked his neighbor's share, for he had no right to these things beyond what good they could be to him to afford him quemenesses of life.
38. The same guideline reded the ownership of land too: he had his ownright to whatever grass and such that he sowed, reaped, stocked, and neeted before it rotted; and to whatever wights he enclosed, fed, and neeted. But if the grass of his enclosure rotted on the ground, or the ovet of his sowing died without being harvested and stocked, this bit of the earth was still to be looked on as wasteland that might be owned by anyone else - notwithstanding the truth that he had enclosed it.
Thus, at the beginning, Cain might take as much ground as he could work and make it his own land, still leaving enough for Abel's sheep to feed on; a few acres would do for both. But as kindreds forgreatened and by hard work forgreatened their stocks, their belongings forgreatened; but this widely happened without any fastened ownership of the land they brooked. When the time was right they shaped into flocks, settled themselves together, and built ; and then by and by they set out the mires of their shedded ledemarks, thwared on borders between them and their neighbors, and staddled laws of their own to settle ownership-rights within the fellowship. These land-ownership came late.
For we see that in the bit of the world that was firstand was therefore likely the most thickly befolked, even as late as Abraham's time they wandered freely up and down with the flocks and herds that they lived on; and Abraham did these even in a land where he was an outlander. This shows wisly that a great bit of the land, at least, lay shared; that the dwellers didn't it or call ownership of it beyond neeting it. But when there came to be a lack of grazing land in the same stead, they broke and forgreatened their meadow where it best fit them (as Abraham and Lot did, Genesis xiii. 5). ...
39. The undersetting that Adam had all to himself right over and ownership of all the world, to the outshutting of all other men, can't be, and anyway couldn't be the grounds for anyone's ownership rights today. And we don't need it. Undersetting the world to have been given (as it was) to the children of men to share, we see how men's work could give them sundry deeds to undershed deals of it, for their sunder brookings; with no qualms about who has what rights, and no room for strife.
40. It isn't as outlandish as it may seem at first glimpse that the ownership of work should be able to outweigh the fellowship of land. For work forwends the worth of everything. Think of how an acre of land sown withor sugar, sown with wheat or barley, undersheds from an acre of the same land lying shared without being worked; you will see the brought about by work makes most of the spare worth of the former.
It would be a trulyguess to say that of the wares of the earth that are brooksome to the life of the man, nine tenths are the outcomes of work. Indeed, if we rightly guess the sundry costs that have been inheld in things as they come to our brooking, sorting out what in them is cleanly owed to the earth and what to work, we'll find that in most of them ninety-nine hundredths of their worth should go in the work .
41. Locke here undersheds sundry 'thedes of the Americkslands' with England; they have likewise good soil, but an Amerisklandish 'king' lives worse than an English 'day-worker', for the Americkslanders don't forbetter their land by work.
42. This will become sharper if we onefoldly track some of the wontsome stocked goods of life through their sundry steps up to becoming brooksome to us, and see how much of their worth comes from human. Bread, wine, and cloth are things we brook daily, and we have enough of them; but if it weren't for work that is put into these more brooksome goods we would have to settle for acorns, water, and leaves or skins as our food, drink, and clothing. What makes
- bread worth more than acorns
- wine worth more than water
- cloth or silk worth more than leaves, skins or moss,
is wholly owed to work and worksomeness. ... One upshot of this is that the ground that outputs thebestows only a truly small deal of the end worth. So small a deal that even here in England, land that is left wholly to the earth, with no forbettering through work ... is rightly called 'waste', and we shall find the good of it heaps up to little more than nothing.
This hows how much better it is to have a bigthan to have a big land; and shows that the great craft of redeship is to have the land brooked well, and that any reder will quickly be sound against his neighbors if he has the wisdom - the godlike wisdom - to staddle laws of freedom to foreheal and the forthright worksomeness of his folk against the of might and narrowness of . But that is by the way, I come back to the reckoning at hand.
43. Locke again alikens unworked Americkish land with worked land in England, this time putting the worthat one to a thousand. He goes on:
It is work, then, that puts the greatest deal of worth upon land, without which it would sparsely be worth anything. We owe to work the greatest deal of all the land's brooksome yield; it is work that makes straw, bran, and bread of an acre of wheat worth more than the yield of an acre of likewise good land that lies waste. The work that goes into the bread we eat is not just
- the plowman's , the work of the reaper and thresher, and the baker's sweat,
- the work of those who tamed the oxen, who dug and shaped the iron and stones, who felled and framed the timber used in the plow, the mill, the oven, or any of the great rime of other tools that are needed to get this corn from seed to bread.
All this should beto work, as for the earth and the land - they gave only the andworks, which were almost worthless in their raw shape. Fathom what it would be like if every loaf of bread came to us along with a list of all the that work had made to its being! It would have to inhold the work in helpful deals of
- iron, wood, leather, bark, timber, stone, bricks, coals, lime, cloth, dyes, pitch, tar, masts, ropes, and all the andworks brooked in the ship that brought any of the goods brooked by any of the workmen in any bit of the work.
It would take far too long to make such a list, if indeed it was even maily.
44. All this makes it swotel that though the things of the earth are given to share, man had in himself the great groundwork for ownership - namely his being lord of himself, and owner of his own body and of the deeds or work done by it; and that most of what he forwended to the girding or soothing of his being, when afinding and skills had made life more, was wholly his own and didn't belong to others to share.
45. Thus work in the beginning gave a right of ownership wherever anyone chose to install his work on what was held to share. For a long time the shared holdings were much greater than what was sunderly owned, and even now they are greater than what mankind neets. At first, men were mainly happy with what theearth gave to meet their needs, but then:
- In some deals of the world (where the forgreatening folk and wights, and the brooking of geld, had made land sparse and thus of some worth) manifold fellowships settled the bounds of their sundry lands, and by laws within themselves steadied the ownerships of the sunder men in their fellowship, and in this way by draught and thwaring they settled the ownership rights that work and worksomeness had begun.
- And the ties that have been made between undershed steads and kingdoms, either outfoldly or wordlessly all calling to one anothers' land, have by shared leave given up their callings to their inborn shared right in land in one another's , and so have by forthput thwaring settled who owns what in manifold bits and deals of the earth, so that, for byspell, no Englishman can say he owns an acre of France for the sake that (i) it was unworked until he worked on it and (ii) he was not a to 'inside' French laws giving its ownership to someone else.
Even after all this, however, there are great swaths of ground that still lie shared and so could rightly be called on the grounds of work. These are in lands whose indwellers haven't linked with the rest of manking in the leave of the brooking of their shared geld, and are lands thatwhat the indwellers do or can brook. Though this can hardly happen among folk who have thwared to brook geld.
46. Most of the things brooksome to the life of man - things that the world's first sharers, like the Americkish even now, were made to seek for their sheer beliving - are things of short timespan, things that will rot and die if they are notsoon.
The much more hardy gold, silver, andare things that have worth by thwaring rather than for the sake of a true brooking for them in upholding life.
I shall now unfold how those two kinds of worth came to be linked. Of the good things that the earth has given to share, everyone had a right (as I have said) to as much as he could brook. Each man owned everything that he could bring about with his work, everything that his worksomeness could change from the shape the earth had put it in.
He who gathered a hundred bushels of acorns or apples thereby owned them; as soon as he had gathered them, they were his. His only fetter was to be wis that he brooked them before they rotted, for otherwise he took more than his share, and robbed others.
And indeed it was foolish as well as untruthful to hoard up more than he could brook. Now bethink athreesome of befallings. (i) If he gave away some to someone else, so that it didn't rot brooklessly in his ownership, that was one way of brooking it. (ii) And if he traded plums that would have rotted in a week for nuts that would stay foodworthy for a year, he wasn't harming anyone. As long as nothing rotted brooklessly in his hands, he wasn't wasting the shared stock, unmaking goods that belonged to others. (iii) If he traded his stock of nuts for a bit of that had a quemely hue, or swapped his sheep for shells, or his wool for a sparkling pebble or a toughhurst, and kept those - the blome, shells, pebbles, toughhursts - in his ownership all his life, this wasn't oncrooking anyone else's rights. ...
What would take him beyond the bounds of his rightful ownership was not having a great deal but letting something rot instead of being brooked.
47. That is how geld came into brooking - as a hardy thing that men could keep without its rotting, and that by likewise leave men would take in kind for the truly brooksome but short-lived upholding of life.
48. And as undersheds in how hard men worked were fit to make undersheds in how much they owned, so this afinding of geld gave them the opening to abide and forgreaten their ownerships. Huy this:
- An iland sundered from any mailihood of trade with the rest of the world; only a hundred kindreds on the iland; but enough sheep, horses and cows and other brooksome wights, enough wholesome ovets, and enough land for corn, for a hundred thousand times as many; but nothing on the iland that is and hardy enough to stand as geld.
On such an iland, what grounds could anyone have to forgreaten his ownership beyond the needs of his household, these being met by his own worksomeness and / or trade with other households for likewise short-lived and brooksome goods?
Men won't be fit to forgreaten their ownerships of land - however rich and handy spare land may be - if there isn't something hardy and sparse and reckoned as worthy to stock up. Underset someone has the opening to come to own ten thousand (or a hundred thousand) acres of outstanding land, already worked and well stocked with cattle, in the middle of the inside of Americksland where he has no hopes of business with other deals of the world through which to get geld through the sale of the yield.
What worth will his fasten to his homestead? It wouldn't be worth his while to mark its bounds; he will hand it back to the wild share of the earth, aside from what it would stock for the quemenesses of life to be had there for him and his kindred.
49. Thus in the beginning all the world was Americksland - even more so than Americksland is now, as in the beginning no such thing as geld was known anywhere. Find out something that has the brooking and worth of geld among a man's neighbors and you'll see him start to forgreaten his ownership.
50. In this cleaving, Locke goes over it again: by wordlessly thwaring to fasten worth to gold, silver, or other geld, men have found a way for someone to own more than he can brook. He closes with the bemarking that 'in redeships, the laws steady the right of ownership, and the ownership of land is settled by forthput lawframes', see markup on 'forthput' at the end of cleaving 1.
51. It is eathy to, then, how work could at first make ownership of some of the shared things of the earth, and how brookings we could make of those things set bounds to what could be owned by any one man. So there couldn't be any grounds for fighting about deed, or any twimindedness about how much could be owned.
Right and quemeness went together; for as a man had a right to all he could install his work upon, so he had noto work more than he could brook. This left no room for strife about the deed, or for oncrooking on the rights of others: what deal a man carved out for himself was eathily seen; and it was brookless as well as untruthful for him to carve out too much or take more than he needed.
Heading 6: Fatherly Dow[edit | edit source]
52. You may think that a work like this one is not the stead for rakes about works and names that have become tidely; but I think it won't be a amiss to give new words when the old ones are fit to lead men into mistakes. The quide 'fatherly dow' is likely a byspell of this.
It seems so to put the dow of elders over their children wholly in the father, as though the mother had no share in it; whereas wisdom and unhealing both tell us that she has a likewise deed. Might it not be better to call it 'elderly dow'?
Whatever owings are laid on children by birth and the right ofmust wisly bind them likewise to each of the tied frumes of their being begotten. And forfollowingly we see the forthput low of God everywhere links the elders together, without undershed, when it bids the hearsomeness of children. Locke gives four byspells from the Old and New Witnesses.
53. Had only this one thing been thought about fittingly, even without going any deeper, it might have kept men from running into the gross mistakes they have made about this dow of elders. When under the label 'fatherly dow' it seemed to belong only to the father, it could be bewritten as 'overall lordship' and as 'kingly right' without seeming laughable; but those quides would have seemed outlandish, and in the swith name shown the foolishness of the teaching, if this underset overall dow over children had been called 'elderly', for that would have given away the truth that it belonged to the mother too.
Those who fight so much for the for 'the overall dow and right of fatherhood' as they call it, will be in hardships if the mother is given any share in it. The kingdom they fight for wouldn't be well upheld if the swith name showed that the groundlaying right from which they want to draw their redeship by only one man belonged not to one man but to two! But no more about names.
54. I said in Heading 2 that all men are by birth the same, but sickerly I didn't mean samehood in all ways. Age ormay put some men above others; lofty skill and meed may raise others above the mean height; some may owe yielding to others for the sake of their birth, or from thanksgiving for the sake of boons they have gotten, or for other frumes.
But all this is evenhearted with the samehood that all men haveor lordship over one another. That was the samehood I spoke of in Heading 2 - the samehood that is helpful to the business in hand, namely the same right that every man has to his inborn freedom, without being underthrown to the will or right of any other man.
55. I acknowledge that children are not born in this stead of full samehood, though they are born to it. Their elders have a sort of rede and leedred over them when they come into the world and for some time after that, but it's only a short-lived one. The bonds of this underthrowing are like the swaddling clothes they are wrapped up in and upheld by in the weakness of their; as the child grows up, age and wisdom loosen the ties, until at last they drop off altogether and leave a man to his own .
56. Adam was made as a whole man, his body and mind in full ownership of their strength and wisdom; so he could, from the first eyeblink of his coming into being, tofor his own upholding and beliving, and to rede his deeds by the words of the law of wisdom that God had deeply seated in him.
The world has been befolked with his get, who are all born bairns, weak and helpless, without knowledge or understanding. To make up for the flaws of this unwhole stead until the forbettering of growth and age has drawn them out, Adam and Even and all elders after them were tied by the ordlaw to forlast, foster, and bring up the children they had begotten - not as their own workmanship, but as the workmanship of their own maker, the almighty God to whom they were to befor them.
57. The law that was to rede Adam was the swith one that was to rede all his, namely the law of wisdom. But his offspring came into the world from him, namely by earthly birth, which brought them out unlearned and without the wield of wisdom. So they were not right away under the law of wisdom, for nobody can be under a law that hasn't been made known to him; and this law is made known only by reason, so that someone who hasn't come to the use of his reason can't be said to be under it.
Adam's children, not being under this law at birth, were not free at that time; for law, fittingly understood, is not so much the mire as the leading of a free and clever doer to his fitting, and doesn't anything that isn't for the broad good of those under that law.
If men could be happier without, the law would be an unneeted thing and would unformithely. Don't think of the law as hafting: it is wrong to label as a haft something that hedges us in only from swamps and cliffs!
So, however much folk may get this wrong, what law is for is not to unmake or fetter freedom but to forlast and forgreaten it; for in all the steads of made beings who areof laws, where there is no law there is no freedom.
Freedom is freedom from fetters and wald by others; and this can't be had where there is no law. This freedom is not - as some say it is - a freedom for every man to do whatever he wants to do (for who could be free if every other man's whims might overtake him?); rather, it is a freedom to deal out in any way he wants of his body, his deeds, his belongings, and his whole ownership - not to be underthrown in any of this to the choicely will of anyone else but freely to follow his own will, all within whatever borders are set by the laws that he is under.
58. So the dow that elders have over their children arises from their owing to take care of their offspring in the unwhole stead of childhood. What the children need, and what the elders must give, is the shaping of their minds and the reding of their deeds; that is while the children are still young and unlearned; when wisdom comes into play the elders are freed from that burden.
God gave man an understanding to lead his deeds, and (fitting in with that) aleaved him a freedom of will and of deed within the mires set by the law he is under. But while he is in a fettle in which he hasn't enough understanding to lead his will, he isn't to have any will of his own to follow. The man who understands for him must will for him too; that man must forewrite to his will and steady his deeds; but when he reaches the fettle that made his father a freeman, the son is a freeman too.
59. This holds in all the laws a man is under, whether ordly or borougherly. Let us look at these sunderly. If a man is under the ordlaw, what made him free under that law? What gave him freedom to deal out his belongings by his own will, within the mires set by that law? I answer, a state of ripeness in which he could keep his deeds within the mires set by it.
When he has gone into that stead, he isto know how far that law is to be his lead, and how far he may neet his freedom; and so he comes to have that freedom. Until then, he must be led by somebody else who is athristed to know how far the law aleaves a freedom. If such a stead of wisdom, such an age of free deeming, made him free, the same stead will make his son free too.
If a man is under the law of England, what made him free under that law? That is, what gave him the freedom to deal out his deeds and belongings as he wishes, within the mires of what that law aleaves? I answer, afor knowing that law - a heldth which the law itself undersets to be there at the age of twenty-one and in some befallings sooner.
If this made the father free, it will make the son free too. Till then we see the law aleaves the son to have no will: he is to be led by the will of his father or warder, who is to do his understanding for him. And if the father dies and fails toan in his stead, or if he doesn't give a teacher to rede his son while he is a child who lacks understanding, the law takes care to do it.
Someone else must rede him and be a will to him until he has reached a stead of freedom, and his understanding has become fit to take over the reding of his will. But after that the father and son are likewise free, as are a teacher and his learner after the learner has grown up. They are likewise undertans of the same law together, and the father has no leftover lordship over the life, freedom, or homestead of his son. This holds, whether they are only in the ordfettle and under its law or under the forthput laws of a bestaddled redeship.
60. But if, through flaws that happen out of the wonted unfolding of life, someone never fulfills a step of wisdom that would make him graspworthy of knowing the law and so living within the guidelines of it, he is never graspworthy of being a free man, he is never aleaved freely to follow his own will (because he knows no mires to it, doesn't have the understanding that is the will's fitting lead), but goes on under the teaching and redeship of others for as long as his own understanding cannot take over.
And so madmen and halfwits are never freed from the redeship of their elders. The cleaving goes on with a calling from Hooker, saying the same thing, and the marking that all this comes from an owing - given by birth and by God - to forlast one's offspring, and hardly gives witness that elders have 'kingly right'.
61. Thus we are born free, as we are born wise; not that we as newborn bairns can soothly brook either; age that brings wisdom brings freedom with it. So we see how inborn freedom is evenhearted with underthrowing to elders, both being grounded on the same firstlief.
A child is free by his father's deed, by his father's understanding, which is to rede him till he has an understanding of his own. The freedom of a grown man and the underthrowing of a not yet grown child to his elders are so evenhearted with one another, and so, that the most blinded fighters for kingdom-by-right-of-fatherhood can't miss this undershed; the most stubborn of them can't hold that the two are twihearted.
I show now their evenheartedness with one another in light of Filmer's outlook of kingdom. Underset their teaching of kingdom were all true, and the right nowtidely erve of Adam were now known and by that name settled as a king on his seat, clothed with all the overall, unmired dow that Sir Robert Filmer talks of.
If this king were to die right after his erve was born, wouldn't the child - however free and lordly he was - be underthrown to his mother and caregiver, to teachers and reders, till age and teaching brought him wisdom and the skill to rede himself and others?
The needs of his life, the health of his body, and the shaping of his mind, would all need that he be led by the will of others and not by his own will. But will anyone think that this fetter and underthrowing would be twihearted with (or bereave him of) the freedom or lordship that he a had a right to, or gave away histo those who had the redeship of him in his youth?
This redeship over him would only ready him the better and sooner for being a reder of others. If anybody should ask me when my son is of age to be free, I would answer: only when his king is of age to rede! As for settling when a man can be said to have gained enough wield of wisdom to be graspworthy of understanding and heeding those laws whereby he is then tied: this says the wise Hooker (Ecclesiastical Polity, Book 1, cleaving 6), is a great deal eathier for wisdom to ken than for anyone by skill and learning to settle roughly, 'eathier to tell byof shedded befallings than to lay down broad outlookwise words.
62. Meanwealths themselves aleave that there is an age at which men are to begin to do like free men, so that before that age they aren't made to take oaths ofor in any way forspell the right of the redeship of their lands.
63. So a man's freedom - his freedom of doing evenhearted with his own will - is grounded on his having wisdom, which can teach him in the law he is to rede himself by, and by him know to what length he is left to the freedom of his own will. To turn him loose and give him full freedom before he has wisdom to lead him is not aleaving him his inbornof being free; rather, it is pushing him out among the lower wights and forsaking him to a stead as wretched and under-mankind as theirs is.
This is what gives elders the right to rede their children while they are. God has made it their business to take this care of their offspring, and his built into them leanings to mildness and care so as to this dow, so that they will use the dow, for as long as the children need to be under it, for the children's good.
64. But what frume can there be to forgreaten the care that elders owe to their offspring into an overall, will-choicely behest of the father? Forsooth, a father's dow reaches only far enough to onset the teaching that he finds handy in giving his children the strong and healthy bodies and hale and right-thinking minds that will best fit them to be most neeted to themselves and others; and if it is needsome in the kindred's, to make them work, when they can, for their own livelihood. But in this down the mother too has her share with the father.
65. Indeed, this down is so far from being something that the father has by a shedded right of birth, rather than having it in his role as the warder of his children, than when his care of them comes to an end so does his dow over them. That dow istied to their nourishment and upbringing; and it belongs as much to the foster-father of a forsaken bairn as to the birth father of another child.
That's how little dow the bare deed of begetting give a man over his offspring: if all his care ends there, and his only calling on the name and right of a father is that he begot the child, his dow comes to nothing. And what will become of this fatherly dow in steads where one woman has more than one husband at a time? or in the deals of Americksland where when the husband and wife tosunder (which happens often) the children all stay with the mother and are wholly cared for and given for by her?
If a father dies while the children are young, don't they always everywhere owe the same heed to their mother, during their childhood, a they would to their father if he were still alive? Wisly they do! And then, with 'fatherly dow' aset by 'motherly dow', the thought that reding dow comes from this wellspring becomes evne more sharply unbeliefworthy.
For huy: will anyone say that the widowed mother has a lawmaking dow over her children? that she can make laws that will tie the children throughout their lives, reding all intings having to do with ownership and freedom of deed? and that she can helmstand the heeding of these laws with foremost strafings?
All that lies within the rightwise sight of the law-giver, and the father doesn't even have the shadow of it! His behest over his children is only short-lived, and doesn't touch their life or ownership. Locke goes on in this streak, edsaying thoughts already said.
66. But though in ought time a child comes to be as free from underthrowing to the will and behest of his father as the father himself is free from underthrowing and will of anyone else, and each of them is under only the fetters that also tie the other - from the ordlaw and from the borougherly law of their land - this freedom that the son has doesn'thim from heeding his elders as he ought to do by the law of God and birth.
God having made the elders through their having children bestead as tools in his great outline of forlasting the strain of mankind, laid on them an owing to nourish, forlast, and bring up their offspring, and also laid on children an everlasting owing to heed their elders. This heed involves an inward worth andto be shown in all outward , so it holds the child back from anything that might ever harm or gall, unsettle or threaten, the happiness or life of those from whom he got his own life; and draws him into doing all he can for the warding, unburdening, help and frovering of those by whose means he came into being and has been made graspworthy of neeting life.
No stead - and no kind of freedom - can free children from this tie. But this is very far from giving elders a dow of behest over their children, or a right to make laws and deal out as they like of the children's lives or freedoms. It is one thing to be owed heed, aught, thanks, and help; another to need overall behest and yielding. A king on his seat owes his mother the heed any son owes his elders, but this doesn't lessen his right or berighten her to rede him.
67. Bethink these two truths: (1) While a child is a lesser, its father is for the time being in the stead of a reder - a stead that ends when the child becomes a man. (2) The child's owing of heed gives the elders an everlasting right to aught, bewondering, upholding, and yielding too, evenly meted to how much care, cost, and kindness the tather has put into the child's upbringing. This doesn't end with childhood, but holds throughout a man's life.
Theto undershed these two dows, namely,
- the father's right of upbringing throughout childhood, and
- the elder's right to be heeded, throughout his life,
may have begotten a great deal of the mistakes about this inting. But they are utterly shed from one another. Tightly speaking, the first of them is not soothly a right of elderly dow but rather a sunderlaw of children and an owing of elders.
The nourishment and teaching of their children is so much an owing of parents that nothing can unburden them from doing it; and though the dow of bidding and strafing children goes along with the owing, God has woven into the crafts at work in mankind such a softness for offspring that there is little risk of elders brooking their dow too harshly. ... Cleavings 68 - 71 edsay and bedeck the mainof the heading up to here, without eking .
72. Beyond the dows of sunderlaw betalked above, there is another dow that a father wontly has, which gives him a hold on the heed of his children. Although men broadly have this dow, the befallings for brooking it are nearly always within the sunder lives of kindreds; it seldom shows up anywhere else, and when it does it isn't much marked, which is why it is broadly taken to be a deal of fatherly leedred.
What I am talking about is the dow men broadly have to leave their homesteads to those who queme them best. Children can foresee to erve from their father, wontly in bestevened metings by the law and wont of the land; but the father wontly has the dow to make bequests with a more or less givesome hand hanging on how much each child has behaved in ways that he has thwared with and liked.
73. This gives a huyworthy hold on the heed of children, and it ties with something that has been a main underwarp of this ofhandling, namely the stead of leave in redeship. I shall unfold. The neeting of land always inholds yielding to the redeship of thewhere the land is.
Now, it has meanly been underset that a father could give his offspring a binding tie to yield to the redeship of which he himself was an undertan, but this is wrong. The owing to yield to a redeship is only aof owning the land; and the erveship of a homestead that is under that redeship reaches only to those who will take on the homestead when it has that forewarding fastened to it.
So it is not an inborn tie or owing, but a willing yielding. Every man's children are by birth as free as the man himself or any of his forebears were, and while they are in that freedom they may choose what fellowship they will tie themselves to, what meanwealth they will yield to. But if they want to neet the erveship of their forebears, they must take it on theon which their forebears had it, and yield to all the forewardings tied to such ownership.
So this dow does indeed make worthy fathers to tie their children to heeding themselves even when they are grown, and most meanly to underthrow their children to this or that mootish might. But neither of these comes from any shedded right of fatherhood, but rather from owing the means to helmstand and meed such yielding to the father's wishes or to the laws of the meanwealth.
It is only the dow that a Frenchman has over an Englishman who hopes to erve his homestead: that hope wisly makes a strong tie on his heeding the Frenchman; and if the homestead is left to him, he can neet it only on the forewardings fastened to the ownership of land in the ledemark that inholds it, whether it be France or England.
74. ... All this notwithstanding, we cab see how eathy it was, at shedded times and steads, for the father of the kindred to become its king. This would be so when the world was young, and also today in some steads where the low befolking makes it maily for the kindreds of the next begetting to spread out into the hedging lands and make homes for themselves in unbusied ledemark.
That makes a befalling in which arime of folk, in a bloodline from one living man, 'the father', are spread out over a thoughtworthy ledemark. Without some redeship it would be hard for them to live together, and their mean father had been a reder from the beginning of the bairnhood of his children; so the grown children were most likely - whether outfoldly or by wordless leave - to have him go on as reder.
The only shift from the earlier stead of intings is that they aleaved the father (and no-one else in the kindred) to have the, a dow that every free man kindly has, and by that leave giving him a kingly dow while they abided in it.
But this kingly dow within the outstretched kindred didn't come from any fatherly right but cleanly from the leave of the grown offspring. Underset that an outlander comes into the kindred's ledemark by luck or on business and, while there, kills a member of the kindred. ... No onethat in such a befalling the father may the outlander and strafe him, with death or in some other way, only as he could strafe a misdeed by one of his children.
Now, in strafing the outlander he can't be wielding any fatherly right, for the outlander is not his child; so he must be doing by worth of the ordlawly dow of followthrough, which he had a right to not as a father but only as a man. Any of his grown children would also have had such an inborn right if they hadn't laid it aside and chosen to aleave this worthiness and right to belong to the father and to no-one else in the kindred.
75. Thus it was eathy, almost inborn, and all but unformithely, for children to give their wordless leave to the father's having right and redeship. They had been wonted in their childhood to follow his lead, and to bear their little undersheds to him; when they were grown up, who would be fitter to rede them? They hadn't much ownership, or muchof one anothers' goods, so their 'little undersheds' hadn't become much bigger!
Where could they find a fitterthan he by whose care they had all been upheld and brought up, and who had a softness for them all? ...
76. Thus the birth fathers of kindreds bit by bit became their borougherly kings as well. And when they happened to live long and have fit and worthy erves, they laid the groundwork for kingdoms - whetheror choicely - with sundry shedded kinds of lawframes and goings on, shaped by the outcomes of luck, afinding, and bestevened happenings.
But if kings areto their seats for the sake of their rights as fathers, and if the inborn rights of fathers to reding right is shown by the mere truth that redeship has meanly been wielded by fathers, then by the swith same we can show that all kings - and indeed only kings - should be soothsayers, since it is as wis that in the beginning the father of the kindred was his household's soothsayer as that he was its reder.
In a footlog to cleaving 74 Locke calls a long plucking from Hooker, saying things alike to what Locke says in that cleaving, and betokening to 'the olden wont' whereby fathers became kings and also came 'to wield theof soothsayers'.
Heading 7: or Fellowship[edit | edit source]
Fellowship[edit | edit source]
77. God having made man as a making who, in God's own deeming, ought not to be alone, drew him strongly by need,, and leaning - into fellowship, and outfitted him with understanding and words to keep fellowship going and to . The first fellowship was between and wife, which gave rise to the fellowship between elders and children; to which in time the fellowship between and came to be .
All these could and often did meet together, and frame onein which the reeve had some fitting kind of right. In Locke's day, 'kindred' meant 'household', that is the shalks. Each of these smaller fellowships, like the greater one of the whole household, fell short of being a mootish fellowship, as we shall see if we bethink the ends, ties, and of each of them.
78. Yokish fellowship is made by a willingbetween man and woman. It mainly stands in the togetherness of bodies and right of drawing near to one another's bodies that is needed for begetting, which is its main sake; but it brings with it likewise upholding and help, and a togetherness of stakes too, this being needed to make one their care and fondness and also needed by their offspring, who have a right to be fostered and upheld by them till they are old enough to see to themselves.
79. The goal of bonding between he-kind and she-kind is not just begetting but the ongoing of the; meaning that it's not only to have children but to bring them up; so this link between he-kind and she-kind ought to last beyond begetting, so long as is needed for the fostering and upholding of the young ones. ...
This guideline that our unendingly wise maker hason his makings can be seen to be steadily heeded by the lower . In wights that feed on grass, the bonding of he-kind with she-kind lasts no longer than the mere deed of ; as the she-wight's teat is enough to foster the young until they can feed on grass, all the he-wight has to do is to beget to get the she-wight heavy with young, and doesn't worry himself with the she-wight or with the young, to whose fostering he can't anything.
But in flesheating wights the yoking lasts longer, as the mother cannotand foster her many offspring by her own alone, this being a more way of living than feeding on grass, as well as a more threatened one.
So the he-wight has to help to uphold their shared kindred, which can't belive unhelped until the young can hunt for themselves. This can be seen also with birds, whose young need food in the nest, so that the cock and the hen go on as mates until the young can fly, and can see to themselves. (The onlyis some tamed birds; the cock needn't feed and take care of the young brood as there is enough food.)
80. This brings us to what I think is the highest if not the onlywhy the he and she of mankind are bonded together for longer than other makings. It is this: long before a child of mankind can shift for itself without help from his elders, its mother can again and bear another child; so that the father, who ought to take care for those he has fathered, is tied to go on in yokish fellowship with the same woman for longer than some other makings.
With makings whose young can make their own way the time of begetting comes around again, the yokish bondloosens and the elders are free, till Hymen the god of wedlock at his yearly time calls them again to choose new mates.
We have tothe wisdom of the great maker, who gave man foresight and a skill to make readying for the hereafter as well as dealing with nowly needs, made it needsome that the fellowship of were and wife should be more lasting than that of he-kind and she-kind among other makings; so that their worksomeness might be and their stakes better made one to make bestowings and lay up goods for their shared offspring - a layout that would be mightily if the offspring had an unsound blending of bloodline or if yokish fellowship were often and eathily loosened.
81. But though there are these ties that make yokish bonds more stalwart and more lasting in mankind than in other lifekins of wights, it is still wise to ask:
- Once begetting and upbringing have been fastened, and erveship laid out, why shouldn't this fordraught between were and wife be like any other willing fordraught? That is, why shouldn't its ongoing hang on the leave of the , or on the passing of some deal of time, or on some other ?
It is a wise asking as neither the fordraught itself or the sakes for which it was undertaken need that it should always be for life. (Unless forsooth there is alaw that all such draughts be everlasting. See the unfolding of 'forthput' in cleaving 1 of heading 1.
82. Though the were and wife have one shared stake, they have undershed sights about things and sothey will sometimes undershed in what they want to be done. The last choice on any working has to rest with someone, and it falls to the man's share, for he is the fitter and the stronger of the two.
But this holds true only for things in which they have a shared stake or ownership; it leaves the wife with the full and free ownership of what by draught is her sunder right, and gives the were no more dow over her life than she has over his!
The were's dow is so far from that of an utter king that the wife is in many befallings free to sunder from him, where inborn right or their draught aleaves it - whether that draught is made by themselves in the ordfettle, or made by the wonts or laws of the land they live in. When such a sundering happens, the children go to the father or to the mother, hanging on what their draught says.
83. All the goals of wedlock can be won under mootish redeship as well as in the ordfettle, so thedoesn't breach into any of the were's or the wife's rights or dows that needsomely cling to those goals, namely begetting and likewise upholding and help while they are together.
He comes into the frame only when called upon to settle anythat may arise between were and wife about the goals at hand. Locke goes on to say that 'utter and dow of life and death' doesn't belong to the were by birth, for this isn't needed for the goals for which wedlock ; and that if it were needed for that, wedlock would be in lands whose laws forbid any sunder borougher to have such right.
84. As for the fellowship between elders and children, and the undershed rights and dows belonging to each: I betalked this fully enough in heading 6, and needn't say more about it here. I think it wis that yokish fellowship is far undershed from borougherly fellowship.
Household Redeship Broadly[edit | edit source]
85. 'Lord' and '' are are names as old as yore, but swith undershed can be marked by them. A free man may make himself a thew to someone else by selling' to him for a boded time the that he undertakes to do, in trade for wages he is to get. This often puts him into the household of his lord, and under its wontsome teaching, but it gives the lord a dow over him that is short-lived and is no greater than what is held in the draught between them.
But there is another kind of thew to which we give the shedded name 'thrall'. A thrall is someone who, being a haftling taken in a right war, is by the right of birth underthrown to the utter bidding and will-choicely dow of his lord. A thrall has forlorn his life and with it his freedom; he has lost all his goods, and as a thrall he is not fit to have any ownership; so he can't in his fettle of thralldom be thought as any deal of a borougherly fellowship, the first goal of which is the forlasting of ownership.
86. Let us then bethink a lord of a kindred with all these lesser maythhoods of wife, children, thews, and thralls, all brought together under the broad name of 'the household rede of a kindred'. This may look like a little meanwealth in its makeup and guidelines, but it is truly far from that in its framing, its dow and its goal.
Locke goes on by saying that if it were a kingdom, it would be an outstandingly fettered one. Then: But how a kindred or any other fellowship of men undersheds from a mootish fellowship, fittingly so-called, we shall best see by bethinking what mootish fellowship is.
Mootish Fellowship[edit | edit source]
87. As I have shown, man was born with a right to whole freedom, and with an unbridled neeting of all the rights andof the ordlaw, likewise with any other man or men in the world. So he has by birth a dow not only to forlast
- his ownership,
- his life, freedom and belongings,
against harm from other men, but to deem and strafe breaches of the ordlaw by others - strafing in the way he thinks the misdeed meeds, even straging with death misdeeds that he thinks are so dreadful as to meed it. But no mootish fellowship can bestand or forlast without having in itself the dow to forlast the ownership - and therefore to strafe the misdeeds - of all the dealnimmers of that fellowship;
and so there can't be a mootish fellowship but where everyone one of the dealnimmers has given up this inborn down, passing it into the hands of the fellowship in all befallings. ...
With all sunder deemings of every bestevened dealnimmer of the fellowship being outshut, the fellowship comes to be the. It does in this evenhearted with settled standing guidelines, unslantedly, the same to all dealnimmers; doing through men who have right from the fellowship to forwend those guidelines.
This 'shedrighter' settles all the bickerings that may arise between dealnimmers of the fellowshipany inting of right, and strafes misdeeds that any dealnimmer has wrought against the fellowship, with strafes that the law has staddled. This makes it eathy to tell who are and who aren't dealnimmers of a mootish fellowship. Those who
- are forgathered into one body with a shared staddled law and rightnessmoot to beseech, with right to settle gainwendings and strafe misdoers,
are in borougherly fellowship with one another; whereas those who
- have no such shared beseeching (I mean: no such beseeching here on earth)
are still in the ordfettle, each having to deem and to bear out the, for there isn't anyone else to do those things for him.
88. That's how it comes about that the meanwealth has the dow of making laws: that is, the dow to set down what strafes are fitting for what misdeeds that dealnimmers of the fellowship wreak; and the dow of war and frith: that is, the dow to strafe any harm done to any of its dealnimmers by anyone who isn't a dealnimmer;
all this being done for the forlasting of ownership of all the dealnimmers of the fellowship, as far as maily. Mark the broad meaning given to ownership near the start of cleaving 87. Every man who has come into the borougherly fellowship has thereby yielded his dow to strafe misdeeds against the ordlaw on the grounds of his own sunder deeming, giving it to the lawmoot in all befallings;
and along with that he has also given to the meanwealth a right to call on him to forwend his strength for the bearing out of its deemings, (which are truly his own deemings, for they are made by himself or by his spokesman). So we have the undershed between the lawmaking and outbearing dows of borougherly fellowship.
The former are used to
- deem, by standing laws, how far misdeed wrought within the meanwealth are to be strafed;
the latter are used to
- settle by now and again deemings grounded on bestevened , how far harms from outside the meanwealth are to be .
Each limb of a meanwealth's dow can forwend all the strength of all its dealnimmers, when there is a need for it.
89. Thus, there is a mootish (or borougherly) fellowship when and only when a rime of men are forgathered into one fellowship in such a way that each of them forgoes his outbearing dow of the ordlaw, giving it over to the folk. And this comes about wherever a rime of men in the ordfettle come into fellowship to make one folk, one borougherly body, under one overall redeship.
(A man can become a dealnimmer of a meanwealth without being in on its making, namely when someone ties himself to a meanwealth that is already bestanding. In doing this he berightens the fellowship - that is berightens its lawmoot - to make laws for him as the folkish good of the fellowship shall need. ...)
This takes men out of the ordfettle into the stead of a meanwealth, by setting up a deemer on earth with right to settle all the gainwendings and set right the harms that are done to any dealnimmer of the meanwealth. ...
Any band of men who have no such settling dow to beseech are still in the ordfettle, notwithstanding any other kind of maythhood they have with one another.
Utter Kingdom[edit | edit source]
90. This make it swotel that utter kingdom, which some people see as the only true redeship in the world, is indeedwith borougherly fellowship and so can't be a shape of borougherly redeship at all! Bethink what borougherly fellowship is for. It is set up
- to and salve the drawbacks of the ordfettle that unformithely follow from every man's being deemer in his own befalling, by setting up a known right which every dealnimmer of that fellowship can beseech when he has been harmed or is whelmed in a bickering - a right that everyone in the fellowship ought to heed.
So any folk who don't have such a right to beseech for the settling of their bickerings are still in the ordfettle. Thus, every utter king is in the ordfettleto those who are under his lordship. Locke has a long footnote edcalling a plucking from Hooker. Another such is fastened to the next cleaving, and two to cleaving 94.
91. For an utter king is underset to have both lawmaking and outbearing dow in himself alone; so there is no deemer or hove to beseech that can fairly, unslantedly, and rightly make settlings that could give help andfor any harm that may be wrought by the king or at his behest.
So such a man - call himor Great Lord or what you will - is as much in the ordfettle beteeingwise to his undertans as he is beteeingwise to the of mankind.
This is a shedded befalling of the ordfettle, for between it and the wontsome ordfettle there is this undershed, a woeful one for the undertan (truly, the thrall) of an utter king: in the wontsome ordfettle a man is free to deem what he has a right to, and to brook the best of his might to hold onto his rights; whereas in an utter kingdom, he not only has no one to beseech but he isn't even free to deem what his rights are or to shield them (as though he were a cat or a dog, that can't think for itself).
He is, in short, laid bare to all the woe and unquemenesses that a man can fear from someone who is in the unfettered ordfettle and is also befouled with flattery and fitted with might.
92. If you think that utter dow cleanses men's blood and straightens the lowness of mankind, read of yore - of this or any other age - and you'll be. A man who would have been loathsome and in the woods of Americksland isn't likely to be much better on a king's seat! maily even worse, for as an utter king he may have at hand learning and belief that will 'berighten' everything he does to his undertans, and the might of weapons to hush straightaway all those who dare his deeds. ...
93. In utter kingdoms, as well in other redeships in the world, the undertans can beseech the law and have deemers to settle bickerings and fetteramong the undertans. Everyone thinks this to be needsome, and believes that anyone who threatens it should be thought a foe to fellowship and mankind.
But does this come from a true love of mankind and fellowship, and from goodwill that we all owe to one another? There is frume to think that it doesn't. There is swith no more to it than what any man who loves his own might, gain, or greatness will kindsomely do to forestall fights among wights that work and drudge only for his quemeness and boon, and so are taken care of not out of any love the lord has for them but out of love for himself and for the gain they bring him.
If we ask 'What soundness, what hedge, do we have to foreheal us from the wald andof this utter reder?', the swith frain is found to be almost unbearable. They are ready to tell you that even to ask about soundness from the king is a breach that meeds to be strafed by death.
Between undertans, they will, there must be guidelines, laws and deemers to beget likewise frith and fastness: but the reder ought to be utter, and is above all such thoughts; for he has dow to do more hurt and wrong, it is right when he does it! To ask how you may be warded from harm coming from the heading where the strongest hand is nearby to do it is to brook the of band and uprising;
as if when men left the ordfettle and came into fellowship they thwared that all but one of them should be under the fetter of laws, and that that one should keep all the freedom of the ordfettle, forgreatened by might, and made wanton by.
Thisthat men are so foolish that they would take care to formithe harms from polecats or foxes, but think it is soundness to be eaten by .
94. But whatever may be soothingly said to befuddle folk's understandings, it doesn't stop men from feeling. And when they see that any man is outside the borders of the burgerly fellowship to which they belong, and that they have no beseeching on earth against any harm he may do to them, they are fit to think they are in the ordfettle beteeing that man, and to take care as soon as maily to edgain the soudness and fastness in burgerly fellowship which was their only frume for coming into it in the first stead.
This holds for any such man, whatever his standing in life - whether is a king or a street-sweeper. In the early steps of a meanwealth it may happen (this being something I shall betalk more fully later on) that one good and outstanding man comes to be foremost, his goodness andmaking the others to yield to him as to a kind of inborn right; so that by everyone's wordless leave else he comes to be the head shedrighter of their bickerings, with no forecare taken against his misbrooking that dow beside their trust in his uprightness and wisdom.
The tale could unfold from there in the following way. The careless and unforeseeing sacklessness of the first years of fellowship - which I have been bewriting - staddle wonts of yielding to one sundry man; some of the afterfollowers to the first foremost man are much lesser than he; but the flow of time gives right to wonts (some say it makes them holy), and so the wont of yielding to one stays put.
In time the folk find that, although the whole frume of redeship is the forlasting of ownership, their ownership is not sound under this redeship; and they find that the only way for them to be sound and without worry - the only way for them to think they are in a borougherly fellowship - is for the lawmaking dow to be given to a forgathered body of men, call it an 'eldermoot', 'lawmoot', or what you will.
In this way every sundry man - from the highest to the lowest - comes to be under the laws that he himself, as part of the lawmoot, has staddled. No one has right to take himself outside the reach of the law once it has been made; nor can anyone by any calling of betterness begfrom the laws, so as to aleave misdeeds against it by himself or his .
No man in borougherly fellowship can be outnimmed from its laws; for if any man can do what he thinks fit, and there is no beseeching on earth for forbettering or forehealing against any harm he may do, isn't he still wholly in the ordfettle, and so not a deal or dealnimmer of that borougherly fellowship?
The only way to formithe the answer 'Yes' is to say that the ordfettle and borougherly fellowship are one and the same thing, and I have never yet found anyone who is so keen for lawlessness that he would foraye that.
Wordlist[edit | edit source]
The words in the following spreadsheet are newly built for this leaf writ. They are herein unfolded and their wellsprings given when needful. Words with a star are wholly new and are not inheld in the English Wordbook. Words with a dagger are new oversettings for words already bestanding in the English Wordbook. Loanoversettings from Latin are often forechosen over those from New High German in befallings where the Theedish loanoversetting makes a word that is more bewildering than the Latinish one. However, here inheld are also some of the Theedish new words as other choices. These are marked "alternative", for they are not brooked in this leaf writ.
|accord||n||evenheartedness†||(cf. Latin accordāre)|
|accountable||adj||foranswerly*||(cf. NHG verantworlich, Du. verantwoordelijk)|
|adopt||v||assume, accept: onnim||(on- + <OE niman, cf. NHG annehmen, Du. aannemen)|
|ambergris||n||gray burnstone||(cf. NHG Bernstein, "amber" + Frankish gris ,"gray")|
|(cf. NHG Ehrgeiz, ehre "honor" + geiz "greed", ore <OE ār "honor", cf. Scots are "honor" + yets <OE gītsian, yisse "covet, desire")|
|annex||v||fasten*||(from Latin annectō, "attach")|
|apply||v||put to use: forwend†
pertain: hold true†
|(cf. NHG verwenden)
(from Latin perteneō, "to hold constantly")
|appropriate||v||beown*||(cf. NHG aneignen)|
(cf. NHG willkürlich, Du. willekeurig)
|assert||v||forsicker||(cf. NHG versichern, "affirm, insure")|
|attribute||v||ascrape*||(from "ascribe", NHG zuschreiben, Du. toeschrijven, Latin āscrībō, from ad-, "to" + scrībō, "write". Cognate with Old English screpan, "to scrape, scratch")|
|(cf. NHG berechtigen)|
|beasts of prey||n||flesheating wights*|
|body politic||n||borougherly body*||(cf. NHG bürgerlich, "civic")|
|capable||adj||graspworthy||(cf. Latin capābilis, from capiō "to take, to understand" + -ābilis "-able")|
|citizen||n||borougher||(<OE burgwaras, cf. NHG Bürger, Du. burger)|
|(for- + <OE burh, "stronghold")
(cf. NHG verstädtern, "to urbanize")
|clause||n||nearquide*||(<OE quide + cf. NHG Nebensatz, "clause", from neben-, "near" + Satz, "set")|
|(from Latin commodus "suitable; convenient; opportune, timely" + -itas; <OE cwēman, "to gratify, satisfy")|
|component||n||bestanddeal*||(cf. NHG Bestandteil, Da. bestanddel)|
|concern||v||lit, cover: betee*||(<OE betēon, "cover", cf. NHG beziehen)|
|condition||n||physical state: beshapehood†
|(cf. NHG Beschaffenheit)
(cf. Du. Voorwaarde + -ing)
|conserve||v||forwatch†||(cf. Latin conservare "to keep, preserve", from com- intensive prefix + servo "keep watch, maintain")|
|consistent||adj||evenhearted†||(cf. Latin accordāre)|
|consume||v||use up: forbrook*||(cf. NHG verbrauchen)|
|contend||v||stride†||(cf. NHG streiten)|
|contrive||v||becast*||(<ME bicasten, conflated with OE costnian)|
|convenience||n||quemeness*||(<OE cwēmnes, cwēman, "to gratify, satisfy"; cognate of NHG Bequemlichkeit, "comfort")|
(cf. NHG Überreden)
swap letters: withanswer*
|(from Middle French correspondre, from Latin com-, "with" + respondeo "to match, to answer to")
(cf. NHG entsprechen, Latin comrespondeo)
|criminal offense||n||lawbreaking misdeed†|
|declare||v||forkithe†||(cf. NHG verkünden)|
|demand||v||forlong*||(cf. NHG verlangen)|
|detail||n||onefoldhood†||(cf. NHG Einzelheit)|
|devise||v||becast†||(<ME bicasten, conflated with OE costnian)|
|(cf. NHG verdauen, from OHG dewen, "liquefy")
(<OE meltan, "melt, dissolve, digest")
|discord||n||twiheartedness*||from "twiminded" + Latin cors "heart"|
|dispose of||v||deal out†|
|(cf. Du. duurzaam, from duren "last" + -zaam "-some", Latin durus "hard, fast", cognate of OE trymman "to make firm; strengthen")|
|effective||adj||worksome†||(cf. NHG wirksam)|
|employ||v||involve, engage: install†
|(cf. NHG einstellen)
(cf. Latin implicare "to infold, involve, engage", from in "in" + plicare "to fold")
|encroach||v||oncrook†||(cf. Old French encrochier, "to seize", from en- + crook, <OE *crōc, "hook, bend, crook")|
|espouse||v||fortide*||(cf. Du. verdedigen)|
|(from "precise", cf. Latin prae-, "fore-" + caedō, "strike")|
|excess||n||overshot†||(cf. NHG Überschuss)|
|forfeit||v||forlese (simple past forlore, past participle forlorn)*||(<OE forlēosan, cognate of Du. verliezen)|
|hypothesis||n||undersetting*||(cf. Ancient Greek hupótíthēmi, see also: suppose)|
|impose||v||uplay†||(cf. NHG auferlegen)|
|infringe||v||forbreak†||(cf. Latin infringere "to break off", from in "in" + frangere "to break")|
|in league with||adj||tied into*|
|in relation to||adj||beteeing*||(cf. NHG Beziehung)|
|inconsistent||adj||unevenhearted*||(cf. Latin accordāre)|
|inevitable||adj||unformithely*||(from "unavoidable", cf. NHG unvermeidlich)|
|(cf. NHG berechtigen)
(cf. NHG rechtfertigen)
|mandate||n||updraught, updraft*||(cf. NHG Auftrag, "mission")|
|mandate||v||assign, authorize: updraw*||(cf. NHG auftragen)|
|maxim||n||overforthput*||(from Latin propositio maxima, "greatest proposition")|
|mercantile||adj||waresome*||(from Latin merx, "merchandise, commodity, goods" + -some)|
|oppression||n||underthrack†||(<OE þryccan, cf. NHG unterdrücken, Du. undertrykke)|
|opt out of||v||offlean*||(cf. NHG ablehnen, "decline, reject")|
|ordain||v||faststell†||(cf. Du. vaststellen, from vast- "fast, fixed, firm" + stellen "stell, set, place", see: stell )|
|ordinary||adj||usual, customary: wontsome*|
|orthodoxy||n||straightlief*||(cf. Greek orthódoxos; straight + opinion, <OE lēafa)|
tolerate, bear, endure: fordraw
|(cf. NHG Vertrag, "treaty")
(cf. NHG vertragen, "endure")
|paragraph||n||quidecluster*||(from <OE quide, "sentence" + cluster)|
|party||n||participant: dealnimmer||(cf. NHG teilnehmen)|
|passion||n||heartdraught, heartdraft*||(cf. Du. hartstocht)|
|penalty||n||strafe*||(<NHG strafe, "punishment")|
|pitcher||n||crock*||(<OE crocca, "crock, pot, vessel")|
|point of view||n||outlook*
|(cf. NHG Ansicht)|
|(cf. Latin positivus, "emplaced")
(cf. NHG aufstellen, "postulate, set up")
|principle||n||firstlief†||(cf. Latin prīncipium + <OE lēafa)|
|protect||v||foreheal†||(cf. Latin protegere + NHG verhelen, "cover in front")|
|provision||n||stocked good, good||(from Latin prōvīsiō, "preparation, foresight" and preparō, "arrange in advance"; goods stocked in foresight of their need)|
|pulpit||n||flatscape*||(cf. Latin pulpitum, "platform")|
|ratio||n||forhold*||(cf. NHG Verhältnis, Nor. forhold)|
|regulate||v||steady†||(as in, "to make regular")|
alternative: onmeting, edlifting, unlastening
|(from pertain, cf. NHG angemessen)
(cf. Latin relevō, "lift up again, lighten, relieve", from re-, "again" + levō "lift")
(from Old French relevant, "assisting", cf. Latin relevō, "lift up again, lighten, relieve" and NHG entlasten, "relieve, ease, unburden")
|reparation||n||goodmaking*||(cf. NHG wiedergutmachen)|
|respectively||adv||beteeingwise||(cf. NHG beziehungsweise)|
|rule||n||guideline*||(from Latin rēgula, "ruler")|
|section||n||cleaving*||(from Latin sectio, "cutting, excision")|
|soldier||n||herman*||(<OE here, "army" + man, "man")|
|sordid||adj||dirty*||(from Latin sordidus, "dirty")|
|strict||adj||tight†||(from Latin strictus, "drawn tight")|
|subject||n||undertan*||(cf. NHG Untertan)|
|(cf. Du. onder "under" + geschikt, past participle of schikken "arrange, order"; cognate of OE scēon "happen")|
|subordinate to||prep||set below*|
|(cf. Latin subsistere, from sub "under" + sistere "to cause to stand, place" + bestead, "to support, help")
(cf. NHG bestehen)
|superior||adj||overlaying*||(from Latin super, "above, over", cf. NHG uberlegen, from uber "over" + legen "lay")|
|(cf. Latin supponere, "to put under",
see also: hypothesis)
(cf. NHG annehmen, Du. aannemen)
|term||n||end*||(from Latin terminus, "bound", "end")|
|theory||n||outlook*||(cf. Greek theōréō and Latin speculātus, "look out")|
|thesis||n||a statement supported by arguments: ofhandling*||(cf. Da. afhandling)|
|topic||n||evin†||(from Scots evin, "matter, subject matter, substance", cognate with Swedish ämne "subject, substance, material, topic")|
|transgress||v||overstep†||(cf. Latin trānsgredior, "step beyond")|
|trouble||n||bestirring†||(from Latin turba, "stir", as in, "an effort taken beyond the norm")|
|(cf. NHG Schiedsrichter, schieds "difference" + richter "judge")|
|unconditional||adj||forewardless*||(cf. Du. Voorwaarde + -less)|
|usual||adj||wontsome†||(<OE ġewunod, from wunian "to dwell, be accustomed to" + -some)|
|vermin||n||wormkin†||(from Latin vermis, "worm" + -kin)|
|violence||n||wald†||(<OE ġeweald, cf. NHG Gewalt, Sw. våld)|