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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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Modern Thinkers Principally Upon Social Science: What They Think, and Why

Van Buren Denslow - 2003 - 400 páginas
...suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the...being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender np a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to...
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The American Founding and the Social Compact

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - 2003 - 283 páginas
...supply the defect of moral virtue": "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence. . . . For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver."57 On the other hand, the Founders did trust enough in human nature to believe in what they...
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Speaking of Liberty

...government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. . . . Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. Incidentally, Paine was sound on a whole host of issues from...
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Common Sense

Thomas Paine - 2004 - 256 páginas
...government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same...
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Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

David Hackett Fischer, Harmondsworth Professor of American History and Fellow David Hackett Fischer - 2005 - 851 páginas
...Joseph E. Temple I'u REPUBLICAN VISIONS OF LIBERTY & FREEDOM Thomas Paine s Common Sense of the Subjeet Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. — THOMAS PAINE, COMMON SENSE, NEW EDITION, FEBRUARY 14, 1776 BEFORE THE RE vo L UT io N , most Americans...
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The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

Merrill Jensen - 2004 - 735 páginas
...and prepare in time an asylum for mankind." Government, at its best, was "but a necessary evil," for "government like dress is the badge of lost innocence;...are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise." 1 Joseph Reed to [Charles] Pettit, 30 March, Reed, Life, I, 182. 2 "Essay on the Revolutionary History...
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The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America

Lee Ward - 2004 - 459 páginas
...necessary because of "the defect of moral virtue." With an appeal to Miltonic rhetoric, Paine asserts: "Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise." 16 If we could count on conscience to direct government. For radical Whig republicans like Sidney and...
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Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Catherine Spooner - 2004 - 224 páginas
...truth, recalling Paine's equation of clothing and government as similar indications of a fallen state: 'Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence;...palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise.'41 Reversing the association of radicalism and lack of corsetry, the caricaturist Gillray...
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Facing the Other: Ethical Disruption and the American Mind

Linda Bolton - 2004 - 209 páginas
...state is but a necessary evil," for "government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence. . . . For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform,...irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver" (ColW, 7). This assertion sounds distinctly Rousseauian. Paine embraces the ideal of a natural, initially...
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Tom Paine and Revolutionary America

Eric Foner, Professor of History Eric Foner - 2005 - 326 páginas
...in another celebrated passage, which invoked the religious imagery of the fall of man, he explained: Government, like dress, 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, uniform and irresistably...
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