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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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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,...in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation."* The best results of reform had been realized : the country was prosperous and contented....
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Proceedings

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1895
...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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England, Volume 4

John Richard Green, Julian Hawthorne - Great Britain - 1898
...electors at all. "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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History of the English People, Volume 5

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1899
...electors at all. 1469. "The value, spirit, and essence of a house of commons," said Burke, in nohle 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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Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

Woodrow Wilson - Executive power - 1901 - 344 pages
...headlong popular tyranny. " The value, spirit, and essence of the House of Commons," said Burke, " consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation ; " but the image of the nation's feelings should not be the only thing reflected by the constitution...
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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...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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Gentlemen of the House of Commons, Volume 2

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott - Constitutional history - 1902
...hundred and sixty thousand alone were electors. Yet Burke had said the value, spirit, and essence of the House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the nation's feelings. The House, however, had now become an alien institution, so aloof from the national...
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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...being the express image of the feelings of the nation. Party is a body of men united for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest upon some...
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Calendar

University of Sydney - 1906
...the 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...the express image of the feelings of the nation." By what arguments does Burke support this opinion ?' 2. " All political connections are in their nature...
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Pamphlets and Leaflets of the Liberal Publication Dept

Liberal Publication Department (Great Britain) - Great Britain - 1908
...House which was expressed by Edmund Burke in these words — " The virtue, spirit, and essence of the House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the nation." "The Repose Characteristic of a Single-Chamber System." I know of no instance under a congenial...
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