Cape of Good Hope Government and Legislature Considered

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1851 - South Africa - 303 pages
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Page 27 - There shall be a session of the Parliament of Canada once at least in every year so that twelve months shall not intervene between the last sitting of the parliament in one session and its first sitting in the next session.
Page 182 - To tamper, therefore, in this affair, or try experiments merely upon the credit of supposed argument and philosophy, can never be the part of a wise magistrate, who will bear a reverence to what carries the marks of age; and though he may attempt some improvements for the public good, yet will he adjust his innovations as much as possible to the ancient fabric, and preserve entire the chief pillars and supports of the constitution.
Page 36 - SIR : I am directed by his excellency the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 1 - Is Intended for Insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer; not necessarily for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any view or opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents. Attention Is called to the " Wants
Page 197 - Chamber, and the possession of 500/. worth of fixed property, or a clear income of 701. a-year, should be the qualification for a voter to that Chamber. This we consider would be bringing the educational test into conjunction with that of property. Few persons of intelligence receive a smaller income than this amount (70/). A class of members will thus be secured who will legislate more for their country's good than for the honour of re-election, and who, being possessed of a certain independence...
Page 159 - The great evil of universal suffrage is the irresistible temptation it affords to a needy set of adventurers to make politics a trade, and to devote all their time to agitation, electioneering, and flattering the passions of the multitude. The natural aristocracy of a republic consists of the most eminent men in ' the liberal professions — lawyers, divines, and physicians of note, merchants in extensive business, literary and scientific men of celebrity ; and men of all these classes are apt to...
Page 46 - I have the honour to be, Sir, Your Excellency's most obedient and most Humble Serv1 Rob? H. Morris Copy of the Patent under Seal of N. York appointing Rob' Hunter Morris Esq1: Chief Justice of New Jersey.
Page 223 - ... some strange oversight omitted all provisions for religion in the colony ; and that accordingly, as would surely be the case, you found amongst religious people of all classes, but especially amongst the higher classes, and amongst the better sort of women of every class, a strong repugnance to having anything to do with you. If you had made no provisions for religion in your colony, and if people here only cared enough about you to find that out, your scheme would be vituperated by religious...
Page 213 - ... society, especially every society of British birth or origin, will always discover within themselves for obviating the dangers incident to measures resting on any broad and solid principle of truth and justice.
Page 228 - ... which can distinguish a man from his fellows, with the sole exception of wealth — when we see that even wealth does not lead to distinction or open the road to any other ambition than that of excelling in habits of selfindulgence, it can hardly be...

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