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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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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - History - 1993 - 328 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 91 of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a controul upon the people, as of late...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - Political Science - 1994 - 363 pages
...fancy and Caprice." 68 In addition, the Commons ought, in Burke's opinion, to be close to the people: "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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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1997 - 702 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 pernicous tendency....
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 34

Genealogy - 1909
...parliament, — all but Pitt. ''The value, spirit and essence of a House of Commons," said Edmund Burke, "consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation." This house had no such dignity. The seats were held largely by purchase, and it was easy for Grenville,...
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Europas Identitäten: Mythen, Konflikte, Konstruktionen

Monika Mokre, Gilbert Weiss, Rainer Bauböck - Europe - 2003 - 305 pages
...Repräsentationsvorstellung weiter. Im Jahre 1774, vor seiner berühmten Rede in Bristol, hatte er geschrieben: »The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons...the express image of the feelings of the nation« (zit. nach Fairlie 1968: 36). Innerhalb des Kollektivsubjekts der Nation gibt es keine unterschiedlichen...
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The State of Europe: Transformations of Statehood from a European Perspective

Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Monika Mokre, Michael Latzer - Political Science - 2004 - 358 pages
...others (see Birch 1971,38). In the year 1774, before he made his famous speech in Bristol, he wrote: »The virtue, spirit, and essence of a house of commons...the express image of the feelings of the nation« (Fairlie 1968, 36). Within the collective subject of the nation there are no particular interests only...
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Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis

Giovanni Sartori - Political Science - 2005 - 368 pages
...entails, by necessity, a partybased system of government. This is very clear in Burke. His stance was: "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. ... It was designed as a control for the people."74 However,/or the people...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Constitutions - 1963 - 585 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 pernicous tendency....
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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...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 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...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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