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" This House is not a representative of the people of Great Britain. It is the representative of nominal boroughs, of ruined and exterminated towns, of noble families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates. "
The Industrial Revolution - Page 75
by Charles Austin Beard - 1919 - 105 pages
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - Great Britain - 1874 - 411 pages
...diminished, and it was no Eadical reformer of our day, but Mr. Pitt, speaking in 1783, who said : ' This House is not the representative of the people...ruined and exterminated towns, of noble families, of w ealthy individuals, of foreign potentates.' He stated that one of these foreign potentates, the Nabob...
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Catalogue - Harvard University

Harvard University - 1874
...with an asterisk may be substituted for the same number not •o marked. 1. Mr. Pitt said in 1783 : " This House is not the representative of the people of Great Britain. It ia the representative of nominal boroughs ; of ruined and exterminated towns; of noble families; of...
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A Short History of the English People

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1874 - 847 pages
...pounds, and we can hardly wood? that the younger Pitt cried indignantly at a later time, " This Hoc* is not the representative of the People of Great Britain. It is tk representative of nominal boroughs, of ruined and exterminate towns, of noble families, of wealthy...
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A Short History of the English People

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1877 - 847 pages
...thousand pounds, and we can hardly wonder that the younger Pitt cried indignantly at a later time, " This House is not the representative of the People...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." The meanest motives naturally told on a body returned by such constituencies, cut off from the influence...
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The British Parliament ... The pearls and mock pearls of history ...

Abraham Hayward - Biography - 1878
...proportionally diminished, and it was no Radical reformer of our day, but Mr. Pitt, speaking in 1783, who said: 'This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates.' He stated that one of these foreign potentates, the Nabob of Arcot, had eight nominees in the House....
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History of the English People, Volume 4

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1880
...176O1767. The intellectual advance. could allege without a chance of denial, " This House is not a representative of the people of Great Britain. It...exterminated towns, of noble families, of wealthy individual.*, of foreign potentates." The meanest motives naturally told on a body returned by such...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 89

1881
...question that it practically worked well. "This House," remarked Pitt, in his Reform speech in 1783, "is not the representative of the people of Great Britain. It is the representative of ruined and exterminated towns, of noble families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates."f...
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The Dublin review

1881
...speech in 1783, "is not the representative of the people of Great Britain. It is the representative of ruined and exterminated towns, of noble families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates."! True. But let us hear Mr. Gladstone on. the other side :— " Before 1832 the Parliamentary constitution...
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History of the English People, Volume 5

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1882
...We can hardly wonder that a reformer could allege without a chance of denial, " this house is not a representative of the people of Great Britain. It...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." The meanest motives naturally told on a body returned by such constituencies, cut off from the influence...
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First (-Fourth) historial reader, Issue 4

David Morris (B.A.) - 1883
...men of the day. Thus a few years later in the reign the son of Pitt, the " Great Commoner," said, " This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." One of the plainest remedies for parliamentary corruption was to make the House of Commons responsible...
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