The British Constitution And Government; A Description Of The Way In Which The Laws Of England Are Made And Administered by Frederick WicksThe British Constitution And Government; A Description Of The Way In Which The Laws Of England Are Made And Administered by Frederick Wicks

The British Constitution And Government; A Description Of The Way In Which The Laws Of England Are…

byFrederick Wicks

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1873 Excerpt: ... 140 CHAPTER XV.--A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE GROWTH OF THE CONSTITUTION. UPON ALL CONTROVEBTED POINTS DEALT WITH IS THIS CHAPTER THE CONCLUSIONS OF HALLAH ARE ADOPTED; AND THE STUDENT WHO DESIRES TO PURSUE THE SUBJECT IS REFERRED TO THE EIGHTH AND NINTH CHAPTERS OF HIS " VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE W THE MIDDLE AGES," AND TO HIS "CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND." Living in a country where the laws are made with the concurrence of tho representatives of the people, and administered in open Court with justice and impartiality, we are apt to regard such perfection of freedom as a matter of course, and seldom think of the condition of those in past times, whose industry and persevorence won for us the liberty we enjoy. It is good therefore to follow them in the struggle they engaged in, especially as the incidents of that struggle constitute the most important part of the history of our country, and to some the most interesting. THE ABORIGINES. Of the state of the country and its government under its aboriginal inhabitants, we have scarcely any record, and the little we have comos from ancient Greek historians. From them we learn that the people were very rude and little better than barbarians; that they led a pastoral life, supporting themselves by their herds, and clothing themselves in the skins of animals; that for purposes of defence they formed themselves into petty States, under separate chieftains; and that having few roads, and those bad ones, the people of one State knew little of those in another. Still, means of intercommunication did exist, and they were used not only for the purposes of repelling invasion, but for trade. Strabo and Herodotus tell us that the Phoenician merchants found their way hero long before the Romans, as early, indeed, as 450 B.c...
Title:The British Constitution And Government; A Description Of The Way In Which The Laws Of England Are…Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217067719

ISBN - 13:9780217067713

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