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" If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination ; and what sort of reason is that in which the determination precedes... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Page 14
by Edmund Burke - 1807
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Analytical Fifth-[sixth] Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...innocent. If goveiument were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? 4. To deliver an opinion is the right of all men ; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable...
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THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE EDMUND BURKE

1869
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...distant from those who hear the arguments? To deliver aii opinion is the right of all men ; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable opinion, which...
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Analytical Fourth [-sixth] Reader: Containing Practical Directions for ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? 4. To deliver an opinion is the right of all men ; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable...
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Select British Eloquence: Embracing the Best Speeches Entire, of the Most ...

Chauncey Allen Goodrich - 1875 - 947 pages
...If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without ques tion, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...inclination ; and what sort of reason is that in which determination precedes discussion, in which one set of men deliberate and anothei decide, and where...
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1876 - 636 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...which one set of men deliberate and another decide, " The speech is one of the ablest I have ever heard, and it is one which, though I have had the happiness...
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Burke

John Morley - 1879 - 214 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? . . . Autliorilative instructions, mandates issued, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly...
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Burke

John Morley - 1879 - 214 pages
...If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours., without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments? . . . Authoritative instructions, mandates issued, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly...
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Burke

John Morley - 1879 - 216 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...decide, and where those who form the conclusion are perhapa three hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? . . . . Authoritative instructions,...
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Fifty Years of the English Constitution, 1830-1880

Sheldon Amos - 1880 - 495 pages
...will upon any side, yours, without question^ ' ought to be superior. But government and legisla' tion are matters of reason and judgment, and not of ' inclination;...three ' hundred miles distant from those who hear the argu' ments ? To deliver an opinion is the right of all men; ' that of constituents is a weighty and...
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Fifty Years of the English Constitution, 1830-1880

Sheldon Amos - 1880 - 495 pages
...will upon any side, yours, without question, ' ought to be superior. But government and legisla' tion are matters of reason and judgment, and not of ' inclination...the determination precedes the discussion ; in which 1 one set of men deliberate, and another decide ; and ' where those who form the conclusion are perhaps...
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