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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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BURKES SPEECH ON CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA

HAMMOND LAMONT - 1897
...his judgment; and he betrays you instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. . . . Government and legislation are matters of reason and...three hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments?"1 These principles he heartily followed in practice. For example, in 1778 a bill was proposed...
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Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers

Elizabeth Kimball Kendall - 1900 - 483 pages
...But government and legis, . , lation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclmation \ and what sort of reason is that, in which the determination...men deliberate, and another decide ; and where those w[jO form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles i - t distant from those who hear the arguments?...
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Writings and Speeches, Volume 2

Edmund Burke - 1901
...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 inclination ; and what sort f of reason is that in which the determination precedes the discussion, in which one set of men deliberate...
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Hume, Volume 7

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1902 - 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...discussion, in which one set of men deliberate and anothei decide, and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles distant from...
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Edmund Burke, Apostle of Justice and Liberty

T. Dundas Pillans - 1905 - 199 pages
...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 inclina" tion ; and what sort of reason is that in which the " determination precedes the discussion;...
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Parliament: Its History, Constitution and Practice

Courtenay Ilbert - 1911 - 256 pages
...innocent: if government were a matter of will upon my side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...sort of reason is that, in which the determination preceeds the discussion; in which one set of men deliberate, and another decide; and where those who...
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Politician, Party and People: Addresses Delivered in the Page Lecture Series ...

Henry Crosby Emery - 1913 - 183 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...three hundred miles distant from those who hear the argument? "To deliver an opinion, is the right of all men; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. ls; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, 5 Fluttering...dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars tha [280 reason is that, in which the determination precedes the discussion; in which one set of men deliberate,...
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Further Pages of My Life

William Boyd Carpenter - 1917 - 316 pages
...side," said Mr. Burke to the electors of Bristol, " yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...inclination ; and what sort of reason is that in which one set of men deliberate and another decide, and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps three...
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Burke

John Morley - 1923 - 220 pages
...were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But jgovernment and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, .and not of inclination j and what aort of reason is that in which the determination precedes the discussion, in which one...
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