The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 1: Gardens and Governments

Primitive and representative government

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945. All governments may be reduced to two classes, the primitive, or those where the people are governed by the will or laws of one chief independently of the people ; and the representative, or those where people are governed principally by laws formed by a congregated assemblage of their own body. The former are calculated for those early ages, when man, in a stage of infancy, is governed by a king, as children are ruled by their parents ; the latter, for more enlightened times, when a people, like children arrived at manhood, are capable of thinking for themselves and acting in concert.