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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 Public and Domestic Life of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke - Page 84
by Peter Burke - 1854 - 316 pages
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Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1804
...is innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters...sort of reason is that, in which the determination 150 precedes the discussion ; in which one set of men deliberate, and another decide ; and where those...
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Maxims and Opinions: Moral, Political, and Economical, with Characters from ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1804
...is innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters...sort of reason is that, in which the determination 150 precedes the discussion ; in which one set of men deliberate, and another decide ; and where those...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Oratory - 1808
...is innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters...deliberate, and another decide ; and where those, who from the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? " To...
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The American Review of History and Politics, and General ..., Volume 4

Europe - 1812
...is innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters...reason and judgment, and not of inclination; and, what . ment of a senator of the United States from Virginia, who doth not hold himself bound to obey sucll...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 33

England - 1833
...question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, not of inclination. And what sort of reason is that,...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments? * Authoritative instructions, mandates, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly...
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Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Volume 4

John Sanderson - United States - 1823
...but his judgment; and he betrays, 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 argument? 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 Honourable Edmund Burke: With a Portrait ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1823
...hearers, though they were before of a different opinion. The substance of his argument was this : " Government and legislation are. matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination ; but what sort of reason is that, in which the determination precedes the discussion, in which one...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 5

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1829
...government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment; not of inclination: and what sort_pf reason is that, in which the determination precedes...decide? And where those who form the conclusion, are some hundred miles distant from those who hear the argument? " To deliver an opinion is the right of...
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Men and Manners in America, Volume 2

Thomas Hamilton - African Americans - 1833
...question, ought to be superior. ' But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, not of inclination. And what sort of reason is that,...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? " Once more. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, 119 " Authoritative instructions, mandates, which the member...
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Men and Manners in America. By the Author of Cyril Thornton, Etc, Volume 2

Thomas Hamilton - 1833
...question, ought to he superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, not of inclination. And what sort of reason is that,...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments ? " Once more. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. 119 " Authoritative instructions, mandates, which the member...
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