The Early Modern Commons

Revolutionary Thoughts

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"Was ever any Nation under Heaven capable of being happier than the British—our most invaluable..."

26 August 2016

“Was ever any Nation under Heaven capable of being happier than the British—our most invaluable Constitution; & the immense extent of the british Dominions filled with...

"Our All is at Stake, & the little Conveniencys & Comforts of Life, when set in Competition..."

5 April 2016

“Our All is at Stake, & the little Conveniencys & Comforts of Life, when set in Competition with our Liberty, ought to be rejected not with Reluctance but with Pleasure.”...

"I think the fortuitous influence of chance so much more decisive of the success or miscarriage of..."

11 March 2016

“I think the fortuitous influence of chance so much more decisive of the success or miscarriage of statesmen’s schemes, than the skill or dexterity of the most able and...

"I think it is the mystery of the past that makes it so wonderful. We never can know quite enough..."

8 February 2016

“I think it is the mystery of the past that makes it so wonderful. We never can know quite enough about it. All legends are like pictures seen through a fog; it lifts and shows...