A letter to ... Edmund Burke ... in reply to his Appeal from the new to the old Whigs

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Debrett, 1791 - 126 pages

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Page 4 - It looks to me as if I were in a great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe, perhaps of more than Europe. All circumstances taken together, the French revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened in the world.
Page 25 - I shall in another discourse endeavour to give an account of the general principles of law and government and of the different revolutions they have undergone in the different ages and periods of society...
Page 28 - Political liberty consists in the power of doing whatever does not injure another. The exercise of the natural rights of every man, has no other limits than those which are necessary to secure to every other man the free exercise of the same rights ; and these limits are determinable only by the law.
Page 113 - Think of a genius not born in every country, or every time ; a man gifted by nature with a...
Page 113 - ... from his loins) a man capable of placing in review, after having brought together, from the...
Page 71 - Society requires not only that the passions of individuals should be subjected, but that even in the mass and body, as well as in the individuals, the inclinations of men should frequently be thwarted, their will controlled, and their passions brought into subjection.
Page 26 - Government, have resolved to set forth, in a solemn declaration, these natural, imprescriptible, and inalienable rights: that this declaration being constantly present to the minds of the members of the body social, they may be...
Page 28 - V. The law ought to prohibit only actions hurtful to society. What is not prohibited by the law should not be hindered; nor should any one be compelled to that which the law does not require.
Page 67 - His majefty's heirs and fucceffors, each in his time and order, will come to the crown with the fame contempt of their choice with which his majefty has fucceeded to that he wears.
Page 31 - XIV. Every citizen has a right, either by himself or his representative, to a free voice in determining the necessity of public contributions, the appropriation of them, and their amount, mode of assessment, and duration. XV. Every community has a right to demand of all its agents an account of their conduct.

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