Tomlin's Help to Self-Educators

Tomlin's Help to Self-Educators

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... most perfect conviction of their propriety. Many causes having more power over the human mind than written law, it is extremely difficult, from the mere perusal of a written scheme of government, to foretell what it will prove in action. There may be Governments so bad that it is justifiable to destroy them, and to trust to the probability that a better Government will grow in their stead. But, as the rise of a worse is also possible, so terrible a peril is never to be incurred, except in the case of a tyranny which it is impossible to reform. It may be necessary to burn a forest containing much useful timber, but Published in "Lirdner'sCyclopeedU." Fcp. 8vo. Longmans and Co. 1830. giving shelter to beasts of prey, who are formidable to an infant colony in its neighbourhood, and of too vast an extent to be gradually and safely thinned by their inadequate labour. It is fit, however, that they should be apprised, before they take an irreparable step, how little it is possible to foresee whether the earth, stripped of its vegetation, shall become an unprofitable desert or a pestilential marsh." So indissolubly are political systems interwoven with each other, so much do laws arise out of customs, and legislation out of manners, that it is difficult to know where to begin a treatise on a Political Constitution. Mr. Western goes back to the Roman conquest of our island, but as the Britons as a nation were utterly subdued, and almost destroyed, by the Northern invaders and settlers, it will suffice, for the present purpose, to give an outline of the Saxon system of Government. I take, therefore, the following concise, and in the main correct view of this remote subject, from Mackintosh's "History of England." There have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589211
  • 9781236589217