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The eighteenth-century commonwealthman : studies in the transmission, development, and circumstance of English liberal thought from the restoration of Charles II until the war with the thirteen colonies

Author: Caroline Robbins
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, [2004]
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Robbins, Caroline.
Eighteenth-century commonwealthman.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, [2004]
(OCoLC)649584359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Robbins
ISBN: 0865974276 9780865974272
OCLC Number: 52575338
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1959.
"Reprinted from the 1968 Atheneum edition by arrangement with Harvard University Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. The name of a commonwealthman --
Ideas --
Dissemination of the ideas --
Measure of achievement --
II. Some seventeenth-century commonwealthmen. Links with the interregnum --
Neville and Harrington --
Sidney --
Ludlow and Nedham --
Milton and Marvell --
III. The Whigs of the Revolution and of the Sacheverell trial. Whig and commonwealthman in "88 --
Locke and Newton --
James Tyrrell and Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough --
John, Lord Somers, and the Whigs of the Sacheverell trial --
The old and the new Whigs --
IV. Robert Molesworth and his friends in England, 1693-1727. "Old Whigs" --
Robert Molesworth's life and friends --
An account of Denmark --
Projects and reforms --
Trenchard and Gordon, tow independent Whigs --
Toland and Shaftesbury --
V. The case of Ireland. Liberal ideas before Grattan and Tone --
William Molyneux and his Case of Ireland --
Brisk asserters of Irish liberties : King, Maxwell, Dodds, and Swift --
Reflections and resolutions proper for the gentlemen of Ireland : Molesworth, Madden, Berkeley, Prior --
Civil and religious liberty. The interest of Scotland. Scotland in 1700 --
Buchanan and Fletcher --
Francis Hutcheson and Adam Smith --
Ferguson, the Rankenians, Wallace --
Later Republicans at Aberdeen and Glasgow--
Blackwell, Ogilvie and Millar --
VII. The contribution of conformity. Unpopularity, schism, and decline --
Schism : Barrington and Bradbury --
Historians, preachers, and tutors : Neal--
the historians and journalists ; Foster ; Watts ; Grove ; Doddridge --
Poets, publishers, laymen --
VIII. Staunch Whigs and Republicans of the reign of George II (1727-1760). Complacency and politics --Parliamentmen, historical, constitutional, and legal commentators --
Anglican innovators and reformers--
the Hoadlyites --
Edmund Law and John Brown --
Thomas Pownall's Principles of polity --
IX. Honest Whigs under George II, 1761-1789. Character of radicalism in the period --
The Blackburne connection --
Price, Priestley, and some other dissenters --
Political disquisitions, societies, and associations --
X. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Caroline Robbins.

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