Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution (Google eBook)

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James Watson, 1856 - France - 160 pages
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User Review  - Codfather - Goodreads

Although the English used in this book is from a different age and requires your concentration - why use one word when you can use three ;-) It however tells the tale of the early days of the French ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alejandro - Goodreads

The essential must read for every student and thinking person's guide as to why there is a distinct separation of church and state. Read full review

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Contents

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Page 87 - The more perfect civilization is, the less occasion has it for government, because the more does it regulate its own affairs, and govern itself...
Page 6 - The Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, do, in the name of the people aforesaid [meaning the people of England then living], most humbly and faithfully submit themselves, their heirs and posterities, for EVER.
Page 59 - ... but when contempt is added, it becomes worse ; and to pay for contempt, is the excess of slavery. This species of government comes from Germany ; and reminds me of what one of the Brunswick soldiers told me, who was taken prisoner by the Americans in the late war. "Ah...
Page 24 - We fear God ; we look up with awe to kings ; with affection to parliaments ; with duty to magistrates ; with reverence to priests ; and with respect to nobility...
Page 86 - But she has gone further. She has not only forced man into society by a diversity of wants which the reciprocal aid of each other can supply, but she has implanted in him a system of social affections, which, though not necessary to his existence, are essential to his happiness.
Page 20 - History will record, that on the morning of the 6th of October, 1789, the king and queen of France, after a day of confusion, alarm, dismay, and slaughter, lay down, under the pledged security of public faith, to indulge nature in a few hours of respite, and troubled, melancholy repose.
Page 110 - ... •With respect to the two Houses, of which the English Parliament is composed, they appear to be effectually influenced into one, and, as a legislature, to have no temper of its own. The minister, whoever he at any time may be, touches it as with an opium wand, and it sleeps obedience.
Page 25 - He therefore deposits this right in the common stock of society, and takes the arm of society, of which he is a part, in preference and in addition to his own. Society grants him nothing. Every man is a proprietor in society, and draws on the capital as a matter of right.
Page 26 - The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on whicH they have a right to exist.
Page 54 - The right to property being inviolable and sacred, no one ought to be deprived of it, except in cases of evident public necessity legally ascertained, and on condition of a previous just indemnity.

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