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" You will observe, that from magna charta to the declaration of right, it has been the uniform policy of our constitution to claim and assert our liberties, as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity... "
Maxims and Opinions: Moral, Political, and Economical, with Characters from ... - Page 145
by Edmund Burke - 1804
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Human Rights: Concept and Context

Brian Orend - Law - 2002 - 272 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...prior right. By this means our constitution preserves unity in so great diversity of its parts.17 New-fangled rights that defy historical reality and political...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2001 - 493 pages
...inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to posterity; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom without any...other more general or prior right.' By this means i The Magna Carta (1215) and the Bill of Rights (1689) both set limits to the powers of the crown....
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 247 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom without any...whatever to any other more general or prior right." These facets of the revolutionary narrative in Burke's historical thought had the further effect of...
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Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology

Peter Viereck - Conservatism - 1949 - 168 pages
...is a prescriptive constitution . . . [whose] sole authority is that it has existed time out of mind without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right. Burke shocked his century by his brutal frankness in defending "illusions" and "prejudices" as socially...
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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - Political Science - 191 pages
...prescriptive constitution [whose] . . . sole authority is that it has existed time out of mind . . . without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right." The latest research of the philosopher Leo Strauss confirms that Burke never resolved that contradiction....
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Constitutions - 1963 - 585 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity — as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...inheritable peerage, and a House of Commons and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears...
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 396 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity — as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...prior right. By this means our constitution preserves a unity in so great a diversity of its parts. We have an inheritable crown, an inheritable peerage,...
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Troubled Legacies: Narrative and Inheritance

Allan Hepburn - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 297 pages
...derived to use from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity - as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...whatever to any other more general or prior right' (33). Thus, the crown, the peerage, the House of Commons, the franchise, and protected rights of Englishmen...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 588 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity, — as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...diversity of its parts. We have an inheritable crown, an inherit able peerage, and a House of Commons and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 588 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity, — as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom, without any...diversity of its parts. We have an inheritable crown, an inherit able peerage, and a House of Commons and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties...
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