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Page 15 - Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?
Page 17 - If the spirit of the constitution be dead in the hearts of the people, no human industry can revive it. To affirm, that extensive mischief may be done by a statement of facts or arguments which make no general impression on the public mind, is a proposition that contradicts itself, and requires no other refutation.
Page 4 - ... agreement think, that these two fundamental measures will furnish the power and the means of correcting the abuses which appear to them to have arisen from a neglect of the acknowledged principles of the constitution, and of accomplishing those subordinate objects of reform which they deem to be essential to the liberties of the people, and to the good government of the kingdom.
Page 31 - We view man as he is, the creature of habit as well as of reason. We think it therefore our bounden duty to propose no extreme changes, which, however specious in theory, can never be accomplished without violence to the settled opinions of mankind, nor attempted without endangering some of the most inestimable advantages we enjoy.
Page 15 - That time is the greatest innovator ; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and if wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end...
Page 26 - But should they, on this occasion, prove faithfully instrumental in effecting a substantial reform in the representation of the people, and the duration of parliaments, it will be the first time that the nation hath not found itself in an error, when it placed confidence in associated members of parliament, for the recoveries of the constitutional and inestimable rights of the people.
Page 54 - The Friends of the People, associated for the purpose of obtaining a Parliamentary Reform...
Page 28 - Sir, trusts that the purity of principle which actuated individual members of Parliament, who joined the...
Page 17 - The abuses in the government of France were suffered to gather and accumulate, until nothing but an eruption could put an end to them. The discontent of the people was converted into despair. Preventive remedies were either not thought of in time, or were not proposed until it was too late to apply them with effect. The subversion of the ancient government ensued.