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" Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. "
The Political Text Book: Comprising a View of the Origin and Objects of ... - Página 45
por William Carpenter - 1833 - 248 páginas
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Junius Finally Discovered

William H. Graves - 1917 - 193 páginas
...Government; our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means of which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...Kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise Wherefore, security being the true design and end of Government, it unanswerably follows, that whatever...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - 1977 - 582 páginas
...were in the first instance disaffection from the King of Heaven. The resultant government by kings "is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear . . . and irresistibly...
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Evolution et révolution(s) dans la Grande-Bretagne du XVIIIe siècle

Paul-Gabriel Boucé - 1993 - 205 páginas
...where he is arguing that "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil," and says : "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence ; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise" (the passage illustrates, incidentally, what Paul Fussell...
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Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

David Duff - 1994 - 276 páginas
...universal felicity'. 91 On the first page of his tract Common Sense (1776), Paine had written that 'Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise.' B2 With the dismantling of the monarchy in France, it seemed to the likes of Paine and Spence that...
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Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition

Claude Julien Rawson - 2000 - 309 páginas
...)1776), where he is arguing that "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil', and adds: 'Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise'79 )the passage illustrates, incidentally, what Fussell never...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1

Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 829 páginas
...Meanwhile, in Europe, the hereditary succession of kings is "unanswerably" a parallel to original sin. Since "the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise," it follows that "reconciliation and ruin are nearly related." Scientifically, monarchy is an unwanted...
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Collected Writings

Thomas Paine - 1995 - 906 páginas
...government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistably obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary...
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Milton and Republicanism

David Armitage, Armand Himy, Quentin Skinner - 1998 - 281 páginas
...in the same pamphlet, though a commonplace of radical thinking, has a Miltonic resonance and pathos: 'Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence. The palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise.'23 Adams was the new republic's first ambassador in England,...
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Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in ...

Michael Meranze - 1996 - 338 páginas
...lost innocence," a sign that the original cooperation of humanity that instituted society had failed, "for were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform...irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other law-giver." Such lack of government, he implied, was the case in original society. But—and here Paine typifies...
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Edmund Spenser, a Reception History

David Hill Radcliffe - 1996 - 239 páginas
...to express political abstractions in concrete images that were at once "sensual" and "consensual": "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of Paradise" (1776; Foner 1:4-5). The Chinese dissidents who recendy signaled...
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