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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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2662. ENGLAND, Morality of government.—[continued].
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2662. ENGLAND, Morality of government.—[continued].

England presents a singular
phenomenon of an honest people whose
constitution, from its nature, must render
their government forever dishonest; and accordingly,
from the time that Sir Robert
Walpole gave the constitution that direction
which its defects permitted, morality has been
expunged from their political code.—
To James Ronaldson. Washington ed. v, 554.
(M. 1810)