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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:324
AUTHOR:Edward Gibbon (1737–94)
QUOTATION:The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
ATTRIBUTION:EDWARD GIBBON, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chapter 3, third paragraph, p. 33 (1838).
SUBJECTS:Constitution of the United States
 
 
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