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" For forms of government let fools contest— That which is best administered is best... "
Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention ... - Page 394
by Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention, Harvey Fowler - 1853
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Familiar Letters from Italy, to a Friend in England, Volume 1

Peter Beckford - Italy - 1805 - 454 pages
...every part upside down. This house is admirably situated for the race of San GIOVANNI. LETTER XXI. For forms of Government let Fools contest, That which is best administered is best. I • POPE. ARE all forms of Government then alike, and is no distinction to be made between a Divan...
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the jesuit's letters

unknown foreigner - 1810
...and influential was Gesing poet, dilating indeed the sentiment with a poet's license, exclaims, Of forms of government let fools contest ; That which is best administered is best. neral Hamilton, a man of splendid and versatile talents, of a romantic temper and noble sense of honour,...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...institutions are only intended to guard and preserve inviolate. In this sense, we might say with Pope, For forms of government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best. The means, however, cannot be indifferent to the end proposed, and the object of forms of government is...
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Voyage en Angleterre, pendant les anneés 1810 et 1811: avec des ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - Great Britain - 1817 - 530 pages
...que l'enveloppe, le coffre-fort, qui garde et conserve ce trésor. C'est en ce sens que Pope a dit : For forms of government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best. Cette remarque spirituelle est au surplus moitié juste et moitié superficielle ; car le choix des...
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Voyage en Angleterre pendant les années 1810 et 1811; avec des ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - 1817
...que l'enveloppe, le coffre-fort, qui garde et conserve ce trésor. C'est en ce sens que Pope a dit ; For forms of government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best. Cette remarque spirituelle est au surplus moitié juste et moitié superficielle; car le choix des...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1817 - 477 pages
...ill administration. Though we cannot acquiesce in the political honesty of the poet, who says : " FOP forms of government, let fools contest— " That which is best administered, is best," —yet we may safely pronounce, that the true test of a good government is, its aptitude and tendency...
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Constantine and Eugene, Or An Evening at Mount Vernon

Charles Kelsall - Imaginary conversations - 1818 - 252 pages
...you will not put me off in the rodomontade manner that Pope does his readers , when he asserts : « For forms of government let fools contest ; That which is best administered is best. » which is much as satisfactory as if a pedant were to interrupt the discussions of an assembly of...
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The History of the Peloponnesian War, Volume 1

Thucydides - Greece - 1818
...to a good administration, and might possibly think of government, as Mr. Pope hath wrote : For modes of government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best. That studied obscurity, in which he hath veiled himself, will not let us discover, whether on instant...
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The Republican, Volume 10

Richard Carlile - Free thought - 1824
...systems correctly by single words. 1'ope was perfectly correct, as far as he went, when he said: — " For forms of government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best." So say I; but I conclude thatithe best administrations of government will never be found with a hereditary...
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Anti-negro Emancipation: An Appeal to Mr. Wilberforce

James Rondeau - Slavery - 1824 - 31 pages
...sacred ties between man and wife. In this part of our subject our poet's remark seems applicable — For forms of Government let fools contest, That which is best administered is best. But who does not know, that in every form of government there may be and must be occasionally, unworthy...
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