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But I am sure that Experience teaches, thus much, that the dispute for precedence betwene the spirituall and civill power, has of late more then any other thing in the world, bene the cause of ciuill warres, in all places of Christendome.

The correspondence of Thomas Hobbes. Volume I: 1622-1659, Letter 37: 23 July/2 August, 1641, Hobbes to William Cavendish, third Earl of Devonshire, from Paris


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