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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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Pamphlets and Leaflets

Liberal Publication Department - 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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British Social Politics: Materials Illustrating Contemporary State Action ...

Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes - Great Britain - 1913 - 580 pages
...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." I know of no instance under a congenial regime, that is to say, not in recent times, when...
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How the World Votes: The Story of Democratic Development in Elections, Volume 1

Charles Seymour, Donald Paige Frary - Elections - 1918 - 761 pages
...statesmen, amongst them Burke, who did not fear to assert that "the virtue, the spirit, the essence of the House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the nation." But the political power of the Prime Minister would doubtless have sufficed to disarm the...
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Proportional Representation

Alva Edward Garey - 1920 - 166 pages
...bring the results wholly overlooked by Burke when he said: "The virtue, the spirit , the essence of the House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the nation." Por at the close of the eighteenth century when these words were spoken it could be said truthfully...
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The State and the Church

Moorhouse I. X. Millar - Church and state - 1922 - 331 pages
...Ibid., p. 66. Burke in his ' ' Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents, " 1770, had said: "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 State and the Church

Moorhouse I. X. Millar - Church and state - 1922 - 331 pages
...T Ibid., p. 66. Burke in his ' ' Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Piscontents," 1770, had said: "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons...in its being the express image of the feelings of tta nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people, as of late it has been taught by...
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The Irresistible Movement of Democracy

John Simpson Penman - Democracy - 1923 - 729 pages
...acceptable to the people, or while factions predominated in the Court in which the nation had no confidence. "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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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...in its being the express image of the feelings of a nation." Manifestly, the first step in securing such a principle is to abolish the single-membered...
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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...its being the express image of the feelings of the nation.71 It is always "sentiment" or popular "feelings" that are to be reproduced or reflected accurately...
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Political Innovation and Conceptual Change

Terence Ball, Professor of Political Science Terence Ball, James Farr, Russell L. Hanson, Russell Hanson - History - 1989 - 366 pages
...excluded from representation. "The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons," Burke says, "consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." Its task is not so much to govern as to control the government on behalf of the people. "It was not...
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