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In which it is compared with the REPUBLICAN Form of
GOVERNMENT, and occasionally with the

other MONARCHIES in EUROPE.

By J. L. DE LOLME, Advocate,

CITIZEN

OF

GENEVA,

Ponderibus librata fuis.-

Ovid. Met. LI. 13.

2

L O N D ON:
Printed by T. SPILSBURY, in Cook's Court, Carey Street;
And Sold by G. KEARSLEY, in Fleet Street,

MDCCLXXV.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLOUGHBY BERTIE,

EARL OF ABINGDON,

BARON NORREYS OF RYCOTE, &c.

THIS ACCOUNT

OF

THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S

MOST OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT,

J. L. DE LOLME.

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INTRODUCTION

I

CHAP.
I. Causes of the Liberty of the English

Nation. Reafons of the difference
between the Government of France,
and that of England. In England,
the great power of the Crown,
especially under the first Norman
Kings, created an union between the
Nobility and the People

7 II. A second advantage England had over

France-it formed one undivided
State

26 II. The Subject continued

45 III. Of the Legislative Power

68 IV. Of the Executive Power

80 V. The boundaries which the Constitution

bas set to the Royal Prerogative 84 VI. The fame Subject continued

89. VII. New Restrictions VIII. Of private Liberty, or the Liberty of

Individuals
IX. Of Criminal Jufiice

124 X. The Jame Subject continued

141 XI. The Subject concluded, -Laws relative to Imprisonments

162

96

I 12

1

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Β Ο Ο Κ II. 1. $02e Advantages peculiar to the Eng

lish Constitution. 1. The Unity of

the Executive Power II. The Executive Power is more easily

confined when it is CNE

169

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