Chaos: or, A Discourse, Wherein Is presented to the view of the Magistrate, and all others who shall peruse the same, a Frame of Government by way of a Republique, wherein is little or no danger of miscarriage, if prudently attempted, and thoroughly prosecuted by Authority. Wherein is no difficulty in the Practice, nor obscurity in the Method; But all things plain and easie to the meanest capacity. Here's no hard or strange Names, nor unknown Titles (to amaze the hearers) used, and yet here's a full and absolute Power derivative insensibly from the whole, and yet practically conveyed to the best men: wherein if any shall endeavour a breach, he shall break himself: and if its must be so, that Cats shall provide Supper, here they shall do it suitable to the best Palats, and easie to digest.

TitleChaos: or, A Discourse, Wherein Is presented to the view of the Magistrate, and all others who shall peruse the same, a Frame of Government by way of a Republique, wherein is little or no danger of miscarriage, if prudently attempted, and thoroughly prosecuted by Authority. Wherein is no difficulty in the Practice, nor obscurity in the Method; But all things plain and easie to the meanest capacity. Here's no hard or strange Names, nor unknown Titles (to amaze the hearers) used, and yet here's a full and absolute Power derivative insensibly from the whole, and yet practically conveyed to the best men: wherein if any shall endeavour a breach, he shall break himself: and if its must be so, that Cats shall provide Supper, here they shall do it suitable to the best Palats, and easie to digest.
Year for Search1659
Authorswell-willer to the Publique Weale, A [pseud.]
Date Published1659
PublisherPtd. for Livewel Chapman
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author
Annotation

Eutopia. Democratic system with annual election to Parliament and with various reforms aimed at establishing more unity. Anti-Roman Catholic. Complex public registry system in which all transactions are recorded. Detailed legal system.

Additional Publishers

Eight page version also published as Chaos. London: Ptd. for Livewel Chapman, 1659. The shorter version consists of the first eight pages of the longer one and was published three weeks before the longer one.

Pseudonym

A well-willer to the Publique Weale [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, O

Author Note

Has been attributed to Peter Chamberlen (1601-83).

Full Text

1659 A well-willer to the Publique Weale [pseud.]. Chaos: or, A Discourse, Wherein Is presented to the view of the Magistrate, and all others who shall peruse the same, a Frame of Government by way of a Republique, wherein is little or no danger of miscarriage, if prudently attempted, and thoroughly prosecuted by Authority. Wherein is no difficulty in the Practice, nor obscurity in the Method; But all things plain and easie to the meanest capacity. Here’s no hard or strange Names, nor unknown Titles (to amaze the hearers) used, and yet here’s a full and absolute Power derivative insensibly from the whole, and yet practically conveyed to the best men: wherein if any shall endeavour a breach, he shall break himself: and if its must be so, that Cats shall provide Supper, here they shall do it suitable to the best Palats, and easie to digest. London: Ptd. for Livewel Chapman. Eight page version also published as Chaos. London: Ptd. for Livewel Chapman, 1659. The shorter version consists of the first eight pages of the longer one and was published three weeks before the longer one. Has been attributed to Peter Chamberlen (1601-83). L, O

Eutopia. Democratic system with annual election to Parliament and with various reforms aimed at establishing more unity. Anti-Roman Catholic. Complex public registry system in which all transactions are recorded. Detailed legal system.