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" A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the idea of inheritance furnishes... "
Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from ... - Página 146
por Edmund Burke - 1811
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The Founders, the Constitution, and Public Administration: A Conflict in ...

Michael W. Spicer - 1995 - 128 páginas
...opinion" (162). As such, like all inheritances, it furnishes what Edmund Burke (1955) referred to as "a sure principle of conservation and a sure principle...without at all excluding a principle of improvement" (38). Common-law decision making provides a link between the knowledge held by past administrators...
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A Textual Introduction To Social and Political Theory

Richard Bellamy, Richard Paul Bellamy, Angus Ross - 1996 - 344 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume ...

Jerry Z. Muller - 1997 - 450 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.29 Besides, the people of England well know, that the...family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever.30 By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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Scenes of Clerical Life

George Eliot - 1998 - 369 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors ... the people of England well know that the idea of inheritance furnishes XXIH a sure principle of conservatism... without at all excluding the principle of improvement.' 40...
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Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook 1700-1820

Emma Clery, Robert Miles - 2000 - 306 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we hold, we...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - 2000 - 397 páginas
...system according to a patrilineal model of inherited wealth, backed up by organic notions of continuity: the people of England well know, that the idea of...conservation, and a sure principle of transmission; . . . Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding on these maxims, are locked fast as in...
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Allegories of Union in Irish and English Writing, 1790–1870: Politics ...

Mary Jean Corbett - 2000
...family, property, and civil society as immemorial and indissoluble.5 Burke's concern here is to furnish "a sure principle of conservation and a sure principle...without at all excluding a principle of improvement" (29); while he does not rule out political change and economic expansion, the two watchwords of the...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - 2001 - 493 páginas
...confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England well know, that the...sort of family settlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain1 for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the pattern of nature, we receive, we...
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Political Representation

F. R. Ankersmit - 2002 - 266 páginas
...British constitutional history. For when comparing the Glorious Revolution with 1789, Burke writes that "the people of England well know that the idea of...It leaves acquisition free; but it secures what it acquires."57 This is, so to speak, Burkean prescription applied to the constitution. Just as infringements...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - 2003 - 397 páginas
...of inhentance fumishes a sure prmciple of conservation, and a sure principle of transmission; . . . Whatever advantages are obtained by a state proceeding...these maxims, are locked fast as in a sort of family sertlement; grasped as in a kind of mortmain for ever. By a constitutional policy, working after the...
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