Note 45
Non, ut olim, universae legiones deducebantur cum tribunis, et centurionibus, et sui cujusque ordinis militibus, ut consensu et caritate rempublicam afficerent; sed ignoti inter se, diversis manipulis, sine rectore, sine affectibus mutuis, quasi ex alio genere mortalium, repente in unum collecti, numerus magis quam colonia. —Tacitus. Annal. 1. 14, sect. 27.

All this will be still more applicable to the unconnected rotatory, biennial national assemblies, in this absurd and senseless constitution.

Note to the chapter Changes To The Constitution in Part Two of "Reflections On The Revolution"
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