Absolute monarchies, whatever their practice may be, are nothing to us.
To these nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies.
Until recently there existed in Europe two absolute monarchies—Russia and Turkey.
But Austria and Germany were absolute monarchies—against the world.
Out of these conditions grow limited monarchies or absolute monarchies and national nobilities.
The literati, or lettered class, were the aristocracy in what was the most democratic of absolute monarchies.
I much question whether any of the absolute monarchies in Europe contain, at present, so illegal and despotic a tribunal.
In absolute monarchies eloquence is rare except in the pulpit or at the bar.
How was it that so many of the kingdoms of modern Europe had been transformed from limited into absolute monarchies?
The provinces of absolute monarchies are always better treated than those of free states.