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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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The Cambridge Review, Volume 6

1885
...application. Proportional Representation is the embodiment and working out of Burke's famous maxim, "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." It is the principle that in a true representative government...
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A Short Enquiry Into the Formation of Political Opinion from the Reign of ...

Arthur Crump - Great Britain - 1885 - 291 pages
...reflected " the express image of the feelings" of the aristocracy who placed them there. Burke said, " The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation." Unhappily what he saw the House of Commons ought to be...
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The Wisdom of Burke: Extracts from His Speeches and Writings

Edmund Burke - 1886 - 261 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 the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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A Short History of Anglo-Saxon Freedom: The Polity of the English-speaking ...

James Kendall Hosmer - Anglo-Saxon race - 1890 - 420 pages
...King for a Parliament corrupt and tyrannical. 2 In a few years we find Burke exclaiming, " The value, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." Still more emphatically another declared: "This House...
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The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of ..., Volume 1

Thomas Erskine May - Constitutional history - 1895
...interests and sympathies of the people. It had nearly approached Mr. Burke's standard, according to whom, " The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons, consists in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation."* The best results of reform had been realized : the country...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - 1902
...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 control upon the people,...
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Edmund Burke, Apostle of Justice and Liberty

T. Dundas Pillans - Political science - 1905 - 199 pages
...distinguishable. War is a situation which sets in its full light the value of the hearts of a people. The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. Party is a body of men united for promoting by their joint...
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Calendar

University of Sydney - 1906
...Indian Mutiny. HISTORY I. HONOURS. Tou are rfconunen<tf4 lo answer SBVKN questions, and no more. 1. "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." By what arguments does Burke support this opinion ?'...
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The State and the Church

Moorhouse I. X. Millar - Church and state - 1922 - 331 pages
...T Ibid., p. 66. Burke in his ' ' Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Piscontents," 1770, had said: "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of tta nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people,...
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The Irresistible Movement of Democracy

John Simpson Penman - Democracy - 1923 - 729 pages
...acceptable to the people, or while factions predominated in the Court in which the nation had no confidence. "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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