The Oceana and Other Works
An edition of Harrington’s works by an 18th century Commonwealthman.
The Oceana and Other Works of James Harrington, with an Account of His Life by John Toland (London: Becket and Cadell, 1771).
The text is in the public domain.
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Table of Contents
- Advertisement to the Reader.
- THE PREFACE.
- THE LIFE OF JAMES HARRINGTON.
- THE GROUNDS AND REASONS OF MONARCHY CONSIDERED: And exemplify’d in the Scotish Line, out of their own best Authors and Records.
- THE COMMONWEALTH OF OCEANA. TO HIS HIGHNESS The Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
- THE INTRODUCTION, OR ORDER OF THE WORK.
- The Preliminarys, shewing the principles of government.
- The Council of Legislators.
- OCEANA: THE MODEL OF THE Commonwealth of OCEANA.
- The COROLLARY.
- THE PREROGATIVE of POPULAR GOVERNMENT.
- THE FIRST BOOK, CONTAINING
- THE SECOND BOOK; OR, A POLITICAL DISCOURSE CONCERNING ORDINATION: AGAINST Dr. H. HAMMOND, Dr. L. SEAMAN, And the Authors they follow.
- THE ART OF LAWGIVING: In Three BOOKS.
- THE FIRST BOOK, SHEWING THE FOUNDATIONS AND SUPERSTRUCTURES Of all Kinds of GOVERNMENT.
- THE SECOND BOOK, CONTAINING THE COMMONWEALTHS OF THE HEBREWS; NAMELY, ELOHIM, or the Commonwealth of Israel; AND CABALA, or the Commonwealth of the Jews.
- THE THIRD BOOK, CONTAINING A MODEL OF POPULAR GOVERNMENT, Practically propos’d according to Reason, confirm’d by the Scripture, and agreable to the the present Balance or State of Property in England.
- A WORD CONCERNING A HOUSE of PEERS.
- SIX POLITICAL TRACTS WRITTEN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.
- VALERIUS and PUBLICOLA: OR, THE TRUE FORM OF A POPULAR COMMONWEALTH EXTRACTED EX PURIS NATURALIBUS.
- A SYSTEM of POLITICS Delineated in short and easy APHORISMS. Publish’d from the Author’s own Manuscript.
- POLITICAL APHORISMS.
- Seven Models of a Commonwealth: OR, BRIEF DIRECTIONS SHEWING How a fit and perfect Model of Popular Government may be made, found, or understood.
- THE WAYS and MEANS Wherby an Equal and Lasting COMMONWEALTH May be suddenly introduc’d, and perfectly founded, with the free Consent and actual Confirmation of the whole People of England.
- APPENDIX, Containing all the POLITICAL TRACTS OF JAMES HARRINGTON, Esq; Omitted in Mr. TOLAND’s EDITION OF HIS WORKS.
- PIAN PIANO: OR, INTERCOURSE BETWEEN H. Ferne, D. D. and J. Harrington, Esq; UPON OCCASION OF The Doctor’s Censure of the Commonwealth of OCEANA.
- THE STUMBLING-BLOCK OF DISOBEDIENCE and REBELLION, Cunningly imputed by P. H. unto Calvin, remov’d, in a Letter to the said P. H. from J. H.
- A Letter unto Mr. Stubs, in Answer to his Oceana weighed, &c.
- POLITICASTER: OR, A Comical Discourse in Answer to Mr. Wren’s Book, intituled, Monarchy asserted, against Mr. Harrington’s OCEANA.
- Pour enclouer le Canon.
- A DISCOURSE UPON THIS SAYING: The Spirit of the Nation is not yet to be trusted with Liberty; lest it introduce Monarchy, or invade the Liberty of Conscience.
- A DISCOURSE SHEWING, That the Spirit of Parliaments, with a Council in the Intervals, is not to be trusted for a Settlement; lest it introduce Monarchy, and Persecution for Conscience.
- A PARALLEL OF The SPIRIT of the PEOPLE WITH The SPIRIT of Mr. ROGERS; AND An Appeal thereupon unto the Reader, whether the Spirit of the People, or the Spirit of Men like Mr. Rogers, be the fitter to be trusted with the Government.
- A sufficient Answer to Mr. STUBB.
- A PROPOSITION In order to the proposing of A Commonwealth or Democracy.
- THE ROTA: OR, A Model of a free State, or equal Commonwealth.