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IN WHICH IT IS COMPARED

BOTH WITH THE REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT,
AND THE OTHER MONARCHIES IN EUROPE.

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BY J. L. DE LOLME.

WITH A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE.

Ponderibus librata suis.-Ovid. Met. lib. i. v, 13.

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS OF THE
ENGLISH CLASSICS,

BY J. F. DOVE, ST. JOHN'S SQUare.

1826.

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Life

Dedication

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Introduction

CONTENTS.

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VII. The subject continued.-The advantages that accrue to the

people from their appointing representatives are very incon-

siderable, unless they also entirely trust their legislative authority

VIII. The subject concluded.-Effects that have resulted, in the

English government, from the people's power being completely

delegated to their representatives

to them

149

IX. A farther disadvantage of republican governments.-The

people are necessarily betrayed by those in whom they trust

X. Fundamental difference between the English government and

the governments just described. In England, all executive au-

thority is placed out of the hands of those in whom the people

trust.-Usefulness of the power of the crown
XI. The powers which the people themselves exercise.-Élection

of members of parliament

. 139

XII. The subject continued.-Liberty of the press

XIII. The subject continued.

XIV. Right of resistance

182

. 192

XV. Proofs, drawn from facts, of the truth of the principles laid

down in the present work,-1. The peculiar manner in which re-

have
in

XVI. Second difference. The manner after which the laws for

the liberty of the subject are executed in England

XVII. A more inward view of the English government than has

.hitherto been offered to the reader in the course of this work.-

Very essential differences between the English monarchy, as a

monarchy, and all those with which we are acquainted
. 213

Second Part of the same chapter
227

XVIII. How far the examples of nations who have lost their 11-

berty are applicable to England

253

XIX. A few additional thoughts on the attempts that at particular

times may be made to abridge the power of the crown, and some

of the dangers by which such attempts may be attended

XX. A few additional observations on the right of taxation, which

is lodged in the hands of the representatives of the people.

of be

XXI. Conclusion.A few words on the nature of the divisions

that take place in England

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