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Quote from Edward Gibbon,

"A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince."


Edward Gibbon (more quotes by Edward Gibbon or books by/about Edward Gibbon)

(1737-1794) English historian and Member of Parliament


The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 53 (Modern Library Ed. 1983)


Arms, Consitution, Property


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