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ENGLISH GOVERNMENT;

IN-WHICH'IT IS COMPARED WITH THE
REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT,

AND OCCASIONALLY
WITH THE OTHER MONARCHIES IN EUROPE.

J. L. DE LOLME, ADVOCATE,

CITIZEN OF GENEVA.

- A NEW EDITION;
WITH NOTES AND ADDITIONS, BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.

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. London:
PRINTED AT THE REVIVED APOLLO PRESS,

BY JOHN BELL, PROPRIETOR OF THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, CORNER OF

CLARE-COURT, DRURY-LANE.

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Chap. I. Some Advantages peculiar to the English Consti.

tution. 1. The Unity of the Executive Power 107

II, The Subject concluded. The Executive Power is

more easily confined when it is one ................. 117

III. A second Peculiarity. The Division of the Legis-

lative Power.............

........ 119

IV. A tbird Advantage peculiar to the English Govern-

ment. The Business of proposing Laws lodged

in the Hands of the People ............................ 125

V. In which an Inquiry is made, whether it would be

an Advantage to public Liberty that the Laws

should be enacted by the Votes of the People at

large ...................

............................ 131

11. Advantages that accrue to the People from appointe

ing Representatives........... ........................ 140

VII. The Subject continued. The Advantages that

accrue to the People from their appointing Re-

presentatives, are very inconsiderable, unless

they also entirely trust their Legislative Autho-

rity to them .................................................. 149

VIII, The Subject concluded. Effects that have resulted,

in the English Government, from the People's

Power being completely delegated to their Re-

presentatives............ ........................ 145

IX. A farther Disadvantage of Republican Govern-

ments. The People are necessarily betrayed

by those in whom they trust........................... 148

X. Fundamental Difference between the English Go-

vernment and the Governments just described.

In England all Execntive Authority is placed

ont of the Hands of those in whom the People

trust. Usefulness of the Power of the Crown..., 153
CHAP. XI, The Powers which the People themselves exer-

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