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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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The Works of Edmund Burke: With a Memoir, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1835
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity ; as an estate specially men as I have mentioned, have no substantial existence,...truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears...
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The Book of the Constitution of Great Britain

Thomas Stephen - Constitutional history - 1835 - 788 pages
...our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity. By this means, our constitution preserves a unity in so great a diversity of its parts. We have an hereditary crown, an hereditary peerage, and a house of commons, and a people inheriting privileges,...
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Review of the session, speech on August 23, 1839, Volume 1

John Singleton Copley (1st baron Lyndhurst.) - 1839
...as the Rights of Englishmen, and as a Patrimony derived from their Forefathers." —Pp. 45 and 46. " You will observe, that from Magna Charta to the declaration...Inheritable Peerage; and a House of Commons ; and a People inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of Ancestors." " A spirit of Innovation...
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The Works of Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1839
...transmitted to our posterity ; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom/without any reference whatever to any other more general or...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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The Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Province of Algoa Bay, &c. &c: With ...

John Centlivres Chase - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) - 1843 - 338 pages
...from our forefathers to be transmitted to our posterity, an estate specially belonging to the people, without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right. The people of England well know that the idea of inheritance furnishes a sure principle of conservation...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...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...an inheritable crown ; an inheritable peerage ; and an House of Commons and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties from a long line...
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The Wisdom and Genius of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Illustrated in a ...

Peter Burke - 1845 - 426 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 inheritingprivileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears...
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The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke, Volume 1

Hugh A. Garland - 1850
...be transmitted to our posterity ; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom — an inheritable crown — an inheritable peerage ; and a House of Commons, and a people inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties from a long line of ancestors. With the same masterly...
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The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 4

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1852
...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. The policy appears...
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Select British Eloquence: Embracing the Best Speeches Entire, of the Most ...

Chauncey Allen Goodrich - Great Britain - 1852 - 947 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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