Popular Government: Four Essays
J. Murray, 1886 - Constitutional history - 261 pages
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Page 101 - House, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 101 - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the senate and assembly ; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon...
Page 101 - Senators, and shall be published, for three months previous to the time of making such choice, and if in the Legislature so next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to...
Page 158 - If a second chamber dissents from the first, it is mischievous ; if it agrees with it, it is superfluous...
Page 152 - ... together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young, but, in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression.
Page 114 - It is indisputable that much the greatest part of mankind has never shown a particle of desire that its civil institutions should be improved since- the moment when external completeness was first given to them by their embodiment in some permanent record.
Page 207 - Article provides (in s. 3) that " the Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislatures thereof, for six years.
Page 199 - Montesquieu, what Homer has been to the didactic writers on epic poetry. As the latter have considered the work of the immortal Bard, as the perfect model from which the principles and rules of the epic art were to be drawn, and by which all similar works were to be judged; so this great political critic appears to have viewed the constitution of England, as the standard, or to use his own expression, as the mirror of political liberty; and to have delivered in the form of elementary truths, the...
Page 26 - An enemy lays waste a country by fire and sword, and destroys or carries away nearly all the movable wealth existing in it ; all the inhabitants are ruined, and yet, in a few years after, everything is much as it was before.
Page 153 - Thus, by preserving the method of nature in the conduct of the state, in what we improve we are never wholly new ; in what we retain, we are never wholly obsolete.