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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 State of the Nation: In a Series of Letters to His Grace, the Duke of ... - Page 95
by John Cartwright - 1805 - 173 pages
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Niles' Weekly Register, Volume 13

1818
...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...feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people, as of late has been taught, by a doctrine of the most pernicious tendency,...
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A History Of The English People, 1760-1815

John Richard Green - History - 2004 - 256 pages
...electors at all. 1469. "The value, spirit, and essence of a house of commons," said Burke, in noble words, "consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation.'' But how far such a house as that which now existed was from really representing English opinion we...
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