The Constitution Of England; Or, An Account Of The English Government; In Which It Is Compared…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJean Louis De Lolme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...form of the public meetings. When they did not find it poffible by fuch means to direct the refolutions of the Aflemblies, they pretended that the omens were not favourable, and under this pretext, or others of the fame kind, they diflblved them (a). And the Tribunes, when, they had fucceeded fb far as to effect an union among themfelves, thus were obliged to fubmit to the pungent mortification of feeing thofe projedts which they had purfued with infinite labour, and even through the greateft dangers, irrecoverably defeated by the moft defpicable artifices. When, at other times, they faw that a confederacy was carrying on with uncommon warmth againft them, and defpaired of fuc-" filence full of veneration, that they were more aflefted " by his authority, than by the neceffity of providing " for their own fubfiftence."--Tacete, quafa, Quirites. Plus enim ego qttam vos quid reipublica txpidiat intelligo. Qua vote auditd, omnes plena veiterationis Jilentia, major cm fjiu out ort tat is quam alimentorum fuorum curam egerunt. (a) Quid enim ntajtu efi,ft de jure Augurum qu#rimus., fays Tully, who himfelf was an Augur, and a Senator into the bargain, quam poffe a fummis imperils £3" fummis pgte-fatibus Comitatus &f Concilia, vcl injtituta Jimittere, vel habit a refiindere! Quid gravius, quam rem fufceptam dirimi, Ji unus Augur Alium (id eft, alium diem) dixerit!--Sep Dc Legib. lib. ii. $ i2. ceeding by employing expedients of the a-bove kind, or were afraid of diminifhing their efficacy by a too frequent ufe of them, they betook themfelves to other ftratagems. They then conferred on the Confuls, by the means of a fhort form of words for the oc-cafion (a) an abfolute power over the lives of the Citizens, or even appointed a Dictator. The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...form of the public meetings. When they did not find it poffible by fuch means to direct the refolutions of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217625614

ISBN - 13:9780217625616

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