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" ... those, when there is a want of a proper number of men of middling fortune, the poor extend their power too far, abuses arise, and the government is soon at an end. We ought to consider as a proof of what I now advance, that the best lawgivers themselves... "
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life ... - Page 459
by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams - 1851
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A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America ...

John Adams - Constitutional history - 1794
...rich, and the other poor. We ought to confider, as a proof of this, that the beft lawgivers were thole in the middle rank of life, among whom was Solon,...Lycurgus, for he was not a king, and Charondas, and indeed moft others. Hence fo many free ftates have changed either to democracies or oligarchies : for whenever...
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The Politics and Economics of Aristotle, Volume 10

Aristotle - Political science - 1853 - 338 pages
...what we now advance, that the best lawgivers themselves were those in the middle rank of life; amongst whom was Solon, as is evident from his poems, and Lycurgus, (for he was not a king,2) and Charondas, 1 Thus in Eurip. Ion, 632, the prayer occurs, tiij 7* 1/ioi £yy ^lfrpuz. and...
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Aristotle's Politics: A Treatise on Government

Aristotle, William Ellis (Curate of Stroud.) - Political science - 1895 - 284 pages
...what I now advance, that the best lawgivers themselves were those in the middle rank of life, amongst whom was Solon, as is evident from his poems, and...not a king, and Charondas, and indeed most others. What has been said will show us why of so many free States, some have changed to democracies, others...
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