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" And, when that ruler is a Roman emperor, what an " idea " is this to be written down and meditated by him: — " The idea of a polity in which there is the same law for all, a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech,... "
Essays in Criticism - Page 289
by Matthew Arnold - 1865 - 448 pages
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The Story of Rome as Greeks and Romans Tell it: An Elementary Source-book

George Willis Botsford, Lillie M. Shaw Botsford - Rome - 1903 - 328 pages
...And from him I received the idea of a government in which there is equal law for all, a government administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and an idea of kingly government, which respects most of all the freedom of the governed. Our Relation...
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Contrasts in Social Progress

Edward Payson Tenney - Religions - 1907 - 415 pages
...great to have been an emperor subject to the necessities of state-craft in that dark age — conceived of a polity in which there is "the same law for all,...respects most of all the freedom of the governed." quently proved notorious truce breakers when self-interest has seemed to demand it; and this is equally...
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The Library of Original Sources: The Roman world

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus ; and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kindly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed ; I learned from him also...
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The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Volume 2

Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Whiting Halsey - Literature - 1909
...justice; and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus; and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...respects most of all the freedom of the governed; I learned from him also consistency and undeviating steadiness in my regard for philosophy; and a disposition...
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The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato

Plato - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1909 - 352 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato. Dion, Brutus ; and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...polity administered with regard to equal rights— -7 and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kingly~government which respects most of all the...
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The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, Volume 40

John Milton - Constitutional law - 1911 - 185 pages
...emperor, was at one with other philosophers of his age in eulogizing Marcus Brutus : ' From him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed.'6 He seems to have imbibed these views from the rhetoricians of the day, who taught their...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold - Readers - 1913 - 341 pages
...is a Roman emperor, what an " idea " is this to be written down and meditated by 1 ii 1 1 1 : — " The idea of a polity in which there is the same law...respects most of all the freedom of the governed." 2 And, for all men who "drive at practice," what practical rules may not one accumulate out of these...
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Essays by Matthew Arnold: Including Essays in Criticism, 1865, On ...

Matthew Arnold - Literature - 1914 - 487 pages
...neglect of duties required by our relation to those with whom we live, by alleging urgent occupation.' 20 And, when that ruler is a Roman emperor, what an '...governed.' And, for all men who ' drive at practice,' what practical rules may not one accumulate out of these Meditations : — ' The greatest part of what we...
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Moral Values: A Study of the Principles of Conduct

Walter Goodnow Everett - Ethics - 1918 - 439 pages
...of God, in which all men may claim citizenship. The Emperor had learned, he tells us, " the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech," and of "a government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed," a platform that might have...
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The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-century Literature: Representative Prose ...

Robert Emmons Rogers - English literature - 1921 - 328 pages
...is such a memorandum as the following : — "Not frequently nor without necessity to say to anyone, or to write in a letter, that I have no leisure; nor..." And, for all men who "drive at practice, " what practical rules may not one accumulate out of these "Meditations":— "The greatest part of what we...
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