New System of Modern Geography, Or, a Geographical, Historical and Commercial Geography; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World ... to Which Are Added 1. a Geographical Table ... 2. a Table of the Coins of All Volume 1

New System of Modern Geography, Or, a Geographical, Historical and Commercial Geography; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World ... to Which Are Added 1. a Geographical Table ... 2. a Table of the Coins of All Volume 1

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...That coolness, that patriotism and good sense which the national assembly have discovered, prove them to be worthy of the high trust which has been reposed in them. With unwearied pains they have been forming a new constitution, of which the following are sundamental positions, 1. Men are born and always continue free, and equal in respect of their rights. Civil distinctions therefore can be founded only on public utility. 2. The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural, and imprescriptible rights of man; and these rights are liberty, property, security, and refistance os oppresiion. 3. The nation is essentially the souree of all sorereignty, nor can any individual, or any body of men, be entitled to 'any authority which is not expressly derived from it. Though the national assembly have not yet hor-ughly settled the new constitu tion on a firm basis, they have made several excellent regulations, which promise j. to make that kingdom, from one of the most despotic in Europe, a greater seat of liberty than even Britain itself.!'sio institution, however, does the assembly more honour than the unlimited toleration in religious matters which has at length taken place in that once intolerant country; and what is very remarkable, this important point was carried without a division. By this act all 'citizens are admiffible to' civil and military offices, without any other trst than that of being good subjects to the state. All orders and titles of nobility are abolished, and no other distinction known than what arises from a man's personal character. justice is to be executed without any expence to the people. A new division of the kingdom has taken place, and the number of deputies sent to the national assembly by...show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772849
  • 9781236772848