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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 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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The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time, Volume 36

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1817
...distinction of a popular representative, which 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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Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1913 - 164 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 controul upon the people,...
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