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" The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people, as of late it has been taught, by a doctrine of the most pernicious tendency.... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 282
1827
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Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical, Volume 1

Edmond Burke - English literature - 1815
...distinction of -a popular representative. This belongs equally to all parts of government, and in all forms. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a controul upon the people,...
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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at ..., Volume 4

Freedom of the press - 1816
...expresses this sentiment with admirable justness and force—" The virtue, spirit, and essence of the " House of Commons, consists in its being the ex" press image of the feelings of the nation. It was " not instituted to be a control UPON the people, " as of late has been taught, by a doctrine...
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Plan of Parliamentary Reform: In the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for ...

Jeremy Bentham - Electronic book - 1817 - 68 pages
...Mr. Erskinc, now Lord Erskine, " speaking of those changes in the English govern" ment, truly said, ' The virtue, spirit, and essence, of a House of " Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of " the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1817
...great eloquence, said Mr. Erskine, speaking of those changes in the English government, truly said, " The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 87, Part 1; Volume 121

Early English newspapers - 1817
...quoted Mr. Burke', opinion as to the character of a genuine House of Commons. " The virtue (Burke said), spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the Nation. It was not instituted to be a controul upon the people,...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1818
...quoted Mr. Burke's opinion as to the character of a genuine house of commons. " The virtue (Burke said), spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 27

Scotland - 1830
...might be inclined to listen. ES THE MEETING OF PARLIAMENT — THE STATE OF THE COCKTRV, AND OF PARTIES. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons, consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. HI-KKK. • ON the 4th day of February the two Houses...
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The New-England Magazine, Volume 7

Joseph Tinker Buckingham, Edwin Buckingham, Samuel Gridley Howe, John Osborne Sargent, Park Benjamin - American literature - 1834
...council, into a mere member of the court, it must be greatly changed from its original character. * * The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons, consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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The works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834
...distinction of a popular representative. This belongs equally to all parts of government, and in all forms. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being tk express image of the feelings of the nation, it was not instituted to be a controul upon the people,...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834 - 2 pages
...distinction of a popular representative. This belongs equally to all parts of government, and in all forms. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being tie express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a controul upon the people,...
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