Friday, 1 September 2000

From "Essays on Several Subjects"

By Sir Thomas Blount.

Now, from this Diversity of Mens Tempers, proceed the several Forms, and Constitutions of Government; and thence it is, that in the same Countreys we find little Variation as to Government, but that in all Ages they have still kept to much one and the same Form; the same Genius or Temper ever continuing under the same Climat: And whenever any Country, either by perswasion, have Voluntarily, or by force have been compell'd to quit their old Form of Government; yet in process of Time they naturally return into the old Channel.

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