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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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History of the English People, Volume 4

John Richard Green - Great Britain - 1883
...17601767. The intellectual advance. could allege without a chance of denial, " This House is not a representative of the people of Great Britain. It...nominal boroughs, of ruined and exterminated towns, of uoble families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." The meanest motives naturally told...
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English constitutional history

Thomas Pitt Taswell- Langmead - Constitutional history - 1886 - 826 pages
...Government and 267 private patrons, of whom 144 were peers.3 Well might the younger Pitt exclaim : ' This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates.' Bribery of A House of Commons thus tainted at its source was members. pecuiiariy Open to tne attacks...
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The prophet of the Renaissance [Michael Angelo] The eighteenth century. The ...

William Samuel Lilly - Europe - 1886
...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." l...
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The Pilgrims and the Anglican Church

William Deverell - Church history - 1887 - 328 pages
...of the Whig and Tory sections of what was ever practically the one and indivisible ruling caste, " This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." And such was the monstrous parliamentary hydra which enthroned itself in 1 688, on the ruins alike...
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The Pilgrims and the Anglican Church

William Deverell - Church history - 1887 - 328 pages
...the one and indivisible ruling caste, " This House is not the representative of the people of Grea' Britain. It is the representative of nominal boroughs,...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." And such was the monstrous parliamentary hydra which enthroned itself in 1688, on the ruins alike of...
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A Short History of the English People

John Richard Green - 1889 - 872 pages
...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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A Short History of Anglo-Saxon Freedom: The Polity of the English-speaking ...

James Kendall Hosmer - Anglo-Saxon race - 1890 - 420 pages
...image of the feelings of the nation." Still more emphatically another declared: "This House is not a representative of the people of Great Britain. It is the representative of nomination-boroughs, of ruined and exterminated towns, of noble families, of wealthy individuals, of...
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Macaulay's Second Essay on the Earl of Chatham

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Readers - 1891 - 144 pages
...The House of Commons had lost its representative character. The younger Pitt said at a later time, " This House is not the representative of the People...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." P. 9, 1. 2. Well qualified. Horace Walpole wrote, " Mr. Pitt does everything, and the Duke gives everything."...
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 15

Pennsylvania - 1891
...of eight millions there were only one hundred and sixty thousand electors. The House of Commons was the " representative of nominal boroughs, of ruined...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." 2 Public morals had sunk to the lowest point of degradation. Seats in Parliament were bought and sold...
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 15

Pennsylvania - 1891
...of eight millions there were only one hundred and sixty thousand electors. The House of Commons was the " representative of nominal boroughs, of ruined...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." J Public morals had sunk to the lowest point of degradation. Seats in Parliament were bought and sold...
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