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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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Wordsworth's Second Nature: A Study of the Poetry and Politics

James Chandler - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 313 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" (3:274). One can easily enough see the relation of this sort of comment to second-nature thinking as...
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Constitutional History of the American Revolution: The Authority ..., Volume 1

John Phillip Reid - History - 2003 - 374 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...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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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old ...

John W. Boyer - History - 1987 - 465 pages
...Societies in London Relative to that Event, 3d edition (London: J. Dodsley, 1790), pp. 47-65,85-92, 112-19. people of this kingdom without any reference whatever...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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Politics, Language, and Time: Essays on Political Thought and History

J. G. A. Pocock - Political Science - 1971 - 290 pages
...liberties as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted by us to our posterity; as an estate especially belonging...whatever to any other more general or prior right. He goes on to say that this practice is "the happy result of following nature, which is wisdom without...
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Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Marx: Key Debates

Jack Lively, Andrew Reeve - Political Science - 1989 - 311 pages
...derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted by us 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. He goes on to say that this practice is 'the happy result of following nature, which is wisdom without...
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Thomas Paine

A. J. Ayer - History - 1990 - 195 pages
...109. 3 ibid., p. 1 1 8. 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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Constitutional History of the American Revolution: The Authority ..., Volume 1

John Phillip Reid - History - 2003 - 374 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...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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Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law

E. P. Thompson - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 234 pages
...entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity. . . We have 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. Burke was concerned...
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Masters and Lords: Mid-19th-Century U.S. Planters and Prussian Junkers

Shearer Davis Bowman - History - 1993 - 384 pages
...the conception, perilous in execution." Although Englishmen should and did take pride, said Burke, in "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," the English well understood...
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George Eliot and the Politics of National Inheritance

Bernard Semmel - History - 1994 - 176 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." Thus England had "an inheritable crown, an inheritable peerage, and a House of Commons and a people...
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