Quotation by Thomas Hobbes

I have seen in this revolution a circular motion of the sovereign power through two usurpers, father and son, to the late King to this his son. For ... it moved from King Charles I to the Long Parliament; from thence to the Rump; from the Rump to Oliver Cromwell; and then back again from Richard Cromwell to the Rump; then to the Long Parliament; and thence to King Charles, where long may it remain.
Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688), British philosopher. Behemoth, p. 204, ed. Stephen Holmes, University of Chicago Press (1990).
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