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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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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 3

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1882
...Cause of the Pre• Parliaments are of the nature of cats. sent IHscontenti. sort of reason is that in which one set of men deliberate and another decide,...and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps 300 miles distant from those who hear the arguments?' These views were generally adopted by the Whig...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 3

1883
...were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But govern* ment and legislation are matters of reason and judgment,...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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Leaders of the senate: a biographical history of the rise and development of ...

Alexander Charles Ewald - 1884
...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 where those who form the conclusion are perhaps 300 miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? " To deliver an opinion is the right of all men...
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England's Case Against Home Rule

Albert Venn Dicey - 1886 - 311 pages
...their wishes than by their experience, that every citizen needs to have impressed upon his mind that government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination. Nor let any one imagine that the expression of the belief constantly avowed or implied throughout these...
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England's Case Against Home Rule

Albert Venn Dicey - 1886 - 311 pages
...their wishes than by their experience, that every citizen needs to have impressed upon his mind that government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination. Nor let any one imagine that the expression of the belief constantly avowed or implied throughout these...
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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke - 1890 - 484 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...deliberate and another decide, and where those who form the conclusions are perhaps three hundred miles distant from those who hear the argument? ... Authoritative...
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Speeches on the American War: And Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

Edmund Burke - 1891 - 242 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 and judgment, and not of 20 inclination ; and what sort of reason is that, in which the determination precedes the discussion...
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The Platform: Its Rise and Progress, Volume 1

Henry Lorenzo Jephson - 1892
...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...and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps 300 miles distant from those who hear the arguments? "To deliver an opinion is the right of all men;...
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Paragraph-writing

Fred Newton Scott, J. V. Denney - 1893 - 133 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will on any side, yours, without question ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles from those who hear the arguments ? To deliver an opinion is the right of all men ; that of constituents...
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Paragraph Writing

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney - 1893 - 263 pages
...government were a matter of will on any side, yours, without question ought to be superior. But governmeai and legislation are matters of reason and judgment...form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles from those who hear the arguments ? To deliver an opinion is the right of all men ; that of constituents...
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