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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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The Governments of Europe

Frederic Austin Ogg - Europe - 1920 - 775 pages
...Votes (Springfield. 1918), I, 91-112. "This house," said Pitt on the floor of the Commons in 1783, "is not the representative of the people of Great...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." tion center, of the country shifted rapidly toward the north. In the hitherto almost uninhabited valleys...
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Modern European History

Hutton Webster - Europe - 1920 - 671 pages
...declared, " This House is not a representative of the people of Great Britain; it is the representation of nominal boroughs, of ruined and exterminated towns,...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." , The restricted franchise in the boroughs made it easy to corrupt elections to the House of Commons....
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Modern Europe

Charles Downer Hazen - 1923
...exclaim : "This House is not the representation of the people of Great Britain; it is the representation of nominal boroughs of ruined and exterminated towns,...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." The government of England was not representative, but was oligarchical. Closely identified with the...
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Modern Europe

Charles Downer Hazen - Europe - 1920 - 855 pages
...exclaim : "This House is not the representation of the people of Great Britain ; it is the representation of nominal boroughs of ruined and exterminated towns,...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." The government of England was not representative, but was oligarchical. Closely identified with the...
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Life of William Pitt

John Holland Rose - Europe - 1924 - 632 pages
...Romilly, who was present, quotes a sentence of the speech, which did not appear in the official report: "This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." He then pointed out some of the worst anomalies of the existing system. There were some boroughs wholly...
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The Southern Oligarchy: An Appeal in Behalf of the Silent Masses of Our ...

William Henry Skaggs - Southern States - 1924 - 472 pages
...exclaim: "This House is not the representation of the people of Great Britain ; it is the representation of nominal boroughs, of ruined and exterminated towns,...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates. ' ' The government of England was not representative, but was oligarchical. Thus it will be seen that...
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Canada's Founding Debates

Janet Ajzenstat - History - 2003 - 502 pages
...that would have made parliament more representative of the people. In frustration he once exclaimed, ''This House is not the representative of the people...families, of wealthy individuals, of foreign potentates." (Quoted in Theodore FT Plucknett, Taswell-Langmead's English Constitutional History, llth ed. [London:...
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A History Of The English People, 1760-1815

John Richard Green - History - 2004 - 256 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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