Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs; And on Mr. Paines's Rights of Man. in Two Parts Volume 4

Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs; And on Mr. Paines's Rights of Man. in Two Parts Volume 4

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ... and acknowledged, under what names or distinctions is perfectly indifferent. The nation may for aught I know be " ejfen tially the source (or fountain if you will) ofsovereignty and the king be nevertheless the fountain of honour; in this there is no fort of contradiction; for it is only to suppose the king to be a reservoir supplied by the great fountain, and every thing may flow on again in its due course to the end of time. Labitur labetur in omni volubilis avo--For the rest, the English have seen what the French may find out too late, that the more they take from the real force of their executive power, the more they ought to cloath him with all the attributes and distinctions of personal dignity that can create respect and veneration j to supply the want of coercive powers by the influence of opinion; and they who have in their hands the real power should be the first to set the example. Mr. Paine does not fee that these marks of reverence and submission have been been carefully preserved by our ancestors as necessary substitutes for the real prerogative which they took away; that when we fay we do most humbly and faithfully submit ourselves, heirs, and posterities, for ever; this is the voluntary submission of freemen to an institution which-they have judged necessary to the preservation of a national permanent freedom. When they deprived their kings of the power to do them harm, they very wiiely and safely entrusted them with power of doing good, because they considered the preservation of the monarchy as essential to the preservation of that constitution which frqm reason and experience they best approved. We therefore love and venerate our limited monarch, because we believe that he preserves us from a ferocious venal...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640721
  • 9781236640727