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" We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. "
Memoirs, correspondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. by T.J ... - Page 288
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson ..., Volume 4

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829 - 552 pages
...themselves, were they to rise from the dead. I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate...blood. Their monarchs, instead of wisely yielding to tne gradual changes of circumstances, of favouring progressive accommodation to progressive improvement,...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, Volume 4

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when...yielding to the gradual changes of circumstances, of favoring progressive accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old abuses, entrenched...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of ..., Volume 4

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1829
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, 290 as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. It is this...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 13

English literature - 1830
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when...accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old abuses, entrenched themselves behind steady habits, and obliged their subjects to seek, through...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...circumstances, institution-! must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when...yielding to the gradual changes of circumstances, of favoring progressive accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old abuses, entrenched...
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Life of Thomas Jefferson: With Selections from the Most Valuable Portions of ...

B. L. Rayner - 1834 - 431 pages
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when...yielding to the gradual changes of circumstances, of favoring progressive accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old abuses, entrenched...
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The rationale of political representation, by the author of Essays on the ...

Samuel Bailey - 1835
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when...accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old abuses, entrenched themselves behind steady habits, and obliged their subjects to seek through...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States ..., Volume 2

George Tucker - 1837
...institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man still to wear the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized...instead of wisely yielding to the gradual changes of circumstances,of favouring progressive accommodation to progressive improvement, have clung to old...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 5

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional history - 1838
...circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society 1o remain ever under the iegimen of their barbarous ancestors. It is tliis preposterous idea which...
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The Right of the People to Establish Forms of Government: Mr. Hallett's ...

Benjamin Franklin Hallett - Constitutional history - 1848 - 71 pages
...and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain over under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." * * " Each generation is as independent of...
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