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" A constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real existence ; and wherever it cannot be produced in a visible form, there is none. "
The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when at the Bar ... - Página 141
por Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - 1810
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Reflections on the Revolution in France,: And on the Proceedings in Certain ...

Edmund Burke - 1790 - 356 páginas
...fufficient that we adopt the word ; we muft fix alfo a ftandard fignification to it. A conftitution is not a thing in name only, but ' in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real exiftence ; and wherever it cannot be produced in a vilible form, there is none. A conflitution is...
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The Proceedings, at Large, on the Trial of John Horne Tooke, for High ...

John Horne Tooke, John Hill Blanchard - 1795
...of Man, being an anfwer to Mr. Burke-s attack on the Fre-nch Revolution. (Page 56.) " A conftitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real exiftence ; and wherever it cannot be produced in a vifible form, there is none. A conftitution is...
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The Political Writings of John Dickinson, Esquire: Late President ..., Volumen2

John Dickinson - 1801
...is therefore sacred. It is then an oflence against heaven, to violate that trust.* * A constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact it has not an Ideal but a real existence, and wherever it cannot be produced in a visible form, there is none. A constitution is a thing antecedent...
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A pocket encyclopædia, or library of general knowledge, Volumen2

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
...president of the United States, appear -to tie entitled to attention : ' A constitution,' says Mr. Paine, ' is not a thing in name only but in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real existence ; and whereerer it cannot be produced in a visible form, there is none.' Mr. Paine should have gone farther,...
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Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volumen1

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
...president of the United States, appear to be entitled to attention : ' A constitution,' says Mr. Paine, ' is not a thing in name only but in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real existence ; and where. ever it cannot be produced in a visible form, there is none.' Mr. Paine should have gone farther,...
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A Collection of Cases Decided by the General Court of Virginia, Chiefly ...

Virginia. General Court, William Brockenbrough, Hugh Holmes - 1815 - 336 páginas
...effect, as the act of the people, may not be improper. " A constitution," says the celebrated Paine, " is not a " thing in name only, but in fact. It has not an ideal, but " a real existence; and wherever it cannot be produced " in a visible form, there is none. A constitution is a " thing antecedent...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...

Thomas Bayly Howell - 1818
...book. In that book these doctrines, with respect to Great Britain, are laid down : " a constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact ; it has...parliament to do any thing by way of reform, because the countryhad as yet no constitution formed by the people. Mr. Paine proceeds : " Can Mr. Burke produce...
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volumen24

1818
...book. In that book these doctrines, with respect to Great Britain, are laid down : " a constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact ; it has...the whole evidence that I have to lay before you, h will appear that they did not only distinctly disavow making any application to parliament, but the...
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Letters from Washington, on the Constitution and Laws: With Sketches of Some ...

George Watterston - 1818 - 139 páginas
...existence to the free consent of the people. This is undeniable. . , t A constitution, according to Paine, is not a thing in name only, but in fact. It has not an ideal but a real existence ; and whenever it cannot be produced in a visible form there is none. A constitution is a thing antecedent...
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The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ...

Thomas Paine - 1826 - 425 páginas
...sufficient that we adopt the word ; we must fix also a standard signification to it. A constitution is not a thing in name only, but in fact. It has not an ideal, but a real existence ; and wherever it cannot be produced in a visible form, there is none. A constitution is a thing antecedent...
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