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" Such a latitude, it is true, allows a scope for politicians to speculate, like merchants with false weights, artificial credit, or base money, and to deceive the people, by making the same word adored by one party, and execrated by another. "
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life ... - Page 452
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
...with falfe weights, artificial credit, or bafe money j and to deceive the people, by making the fame word adored by one party, and execrated by another. The union of the people, in any principle, rule^ Orf)ftem, is thus rendered impoffiblej because fuperftition, prejudice, habit, and pafliotis, are fo...
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The Lost Soul of American Politics: Virtue, Self-Interest, and the ...

John P. Diggins - History - 1986 - 409 pages
...writers, much less nations, agree in using words in the same sense. Such a latitude, it is true, allows for politicians to speculate, like merchants with...words, that you can scarcely make any nation understand itself.41 How then can a nation be made to understand itself? The first obligation of the political...
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Representative Words: Politics, Literature, and the American Language, 1776-1865

Thomas Gustafson - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 469 pages
...in John Adams's words, the "latitude" for differences of definition in the language of legislation "allows a scope for politicians to speculate, like...word adored by one party, and execrated by another" QAW, V, 452). "The union of a people," he adds, is rendered impossible "because superstition, prejudice,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound

Ira B. Nadel - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 318 pages
...Adams's views on the "latitude" for differences of definition in the language of legislation which "allows a scope for politicians to speculate, like...word adored by one party, and execrated by another" (Adams, Works, V, 452). Adams's choice of metaphors is strikingly Poundian in its reading of language's...
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