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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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International Journal of Ethics, Volume 34

Ethics - 1924
...in the body of the people. It is the same principle which Burke eloquently expressed when he said: "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation." Manifestly, the first step in securing such a principle...
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The Concept of Representation

Hanna F. Pitkin - Philosophy - 1967 - 323 pages
...of Commons shall be made to bear some stamp of the actual disposition of the people at large. . . . The virtue, spirit and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation.71 It is always "sentiment" or popular "feelings" that...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - History - 1993 - 328 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 91 of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a controul upon the people,...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - Political Science - 1994 - 363 pages
...fancy and Caprice." 68 In addition, the Commons ought, in Burke's opinion, to be close to the people: "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: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1997 - 702 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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Europas Identitäten: Mythen, Konflikte, Konstruktionen

Monika Mokre, Gilbert Weiss, Rainer Bauböck - Europe - 2003 - 305 pages
...Repräsentationsvorstellung weiter. Im Jahre 1774, vor seiner berühmten Rede in Bristol, hatte er geschrieben: »The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation« (zit. nach Fairlie 1968: 36). Innerhalb des Kollektivsubjekts...
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The State of Europe: Transformations of Statehood from a European Perspective

Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Monika Mokre, Michael Latzer - Political Science - 2004 - 358 pages
...others (see Birch 1971,38). In the year 1774, before he made his famous speech in Bristol, he wrote: »The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation« (Fairlie 1968, 36). Within the collective subject of...
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Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis

Giovanni Sartori - Political Science - 2005 - 368 pages
...entails, by necessity, a partybased system of government. This is very clear in Burke. His stance was: "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: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Constitutions - 1963 - 585 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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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 572 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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