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" Proceeding on these grounds, he has, all along, been guided by his own judgment alone, without ever consulting any of his ministers or superior officers, not so much from the low opinion he entertains of their abilities, as from a conviction, from his... "
Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris, First Earl of Malmesbury - Page 140
by James Harris Earl of Malmesbury - 1844 - 1563 pages
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The History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King ..., Volume 2

John Adolphus - Great Britain - 1841 - 688 pages
...will, and conducive to the carrying into execution whatever might tend to extend his power and augment his dominions. Proceeding on these grounds, he has,...assume a will of their own, and, instead of remaining accessories, endeavour to become principals. To persevere in this system, it was necessary for him...
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The Balance of Power, 1715-1789

Arthur Hassall - Balance of power - 1896 - 486 pages
...those over whom he was destined to reign, as beings created merely to be subservient to his will. . . . Proceeding on these grounds, he has all along been...instruments, they would in time assume a will of their own.' * Though his government may have been the most efficient in Europe, it lacked organic vitality, and...
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Periods of European History ...: The Balance of Power 1715-1789

Europe - 1896 - 468 pages
...those over whom he was destined to reign, as beings created merely to be subservient to his will. . . . Proceeding on these grounds, he has all along been...instruments, they would in time assume a will of their own., 1 Though his government may have been the most efficient in Europe, it lacked organic vitality, and...
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The Balance of Power, 1715-1789

Arthur Hassall - Europe - 1896 - 494 pages
...those over whom he was destined to reign, as beings created merely to be subservient to his will. . . . Proceeding on these grounds, he has all along been...instruments, they would in time assume a will of their own." * Though his government may have been the most efficient in Europe, it lacked organic vitality, and...
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The Balance of Power, 1715-1789

Arthur Hassall - Balance of power - 1896 - 456 pages
...merely to be subservient to his will. . . . Proceeding on these grounds, lie has all along been.guided by his own judgment alone, without ever consulting...instruments, they would in time assume a will of their own.' 1 Though his government may have been the most efficient in Europe, it lacked organic vitality, and...
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Frederic the Great and Kaiser Joseph: An Episode of War & Diplomacy in the ...

Harold William Vazeille Temperley - Biography & Autobiography - 1915 - 346 pages
...of His Prussian Majesty's Conduct, from the Time He mounted the Throne, to this day, seems to have been the considering Mankind in general, and particularly...from a Conviction, from His own Feelings, that if He imployed them otherwise than as simple Instruments, they would in time assume a Will of their own ;...
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