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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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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1882
...right to representation as the landed interest. i ' The virtue, spirit, and essence,' he once said, ' of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation.' 2 2 Tlumghti on thc Present Diseon- gloriousobjecloi'government'(8pecch i Part. lIM. xvi. 920, 921....
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1882
...once said, ' of a House of i Parl. ir,st. xvi. !)20, 921. CH. xi. METHOD OF POLITICAL REASONING. 209 •Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation.' 1 His first and most important objection to the Radical school of politicians was the method of their...
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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...the express image of the feelings of the nation." It is the principle that in a true representative government the majority must always rule while at the...
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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...in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation." Unhappily what he saw the House of Commons ought to be was unattainable in his day. It has...
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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...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....
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1887
...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...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....
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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...the express image of the feelings of the nation." Still more emphatically another declared: "This House is not a representative of the people of Great...
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Het recht van vereeniging en vergadering

Johannes Gezinus Gratama - Assembly, Right of - 1890 - 174 pages
...is van de natie. Waarheid bevatten de woorden van Burke : > the virtue , spirit and essence of the house of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." De burger moet dus de denkbeelden van zijnen afgevaardigde in spe kennen. Hoe zal hij , behalve zoo...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1905
...language of Bnrke, who said in a passage quoted by Mr. Green — " The value, spirit, and essence of the House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." That being settled doctrine, who could say that this House of Commons was the express image of the...
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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volumes 48-49

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1894
...even went so far as to assert that the virtue, spirit, and essence of the House of Commons consisted in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. When Lord Carmarthen founded a plea for withholding representation from America on the ground that...
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