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Millar, BOLL 74: John Millar, "Circumstances which tend to increase the power of the Sovereign" (1771)

This is part of The OLL Reader: An Anthology of the Best of the OLL which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. It is a chapter from John Millar’s The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks (1771) in which he discusses how a modern monarchy emerges and is soon …