The Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: In the House of Commons, and in Westminster-Hall, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - Great Britain
 

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Page 249 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this house...
Page 65 - ... look upon all their subjects as on a level : they are rather apt to hate than to love their nobility on account of the occasional resistance to their will, which will be made by their virtue, their petulance, or their pride. It must indeed be admitted, that many of the nobility are as perfectly willing to act the part of flatterers, tale-bearers, parasites, pimps, and buffoons, as any of the lowest and vilest of mankind can possibly be.
Page 454 - He will remember that obloquy is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory: he will remember that it was not only in the Roman customs, but it is in the nature and constitution of things, that calumny and abuse are essential parts of triumph.
Page 39 - This is superstitiously to embalm a carcass not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; it is to offer meat and drink to the dead, — not so much an honour to the deceased, as a disgrace to the survivors.
Page 380 - These charters have made the very name of a charter dear to the heart of every Englishman. — But, Sir, there may be, and there are charters, not only different in nature, but formed on principles the very reverse of those of the great charter.
Page 41 - On that rock his whole adventure split — His whole scheme of economy was dashed to pieces ; his department became more expensive than ever ; — the civil list debt accumulated...
Page 336 - I lost no time in giving the necessary orders to prohibit the further prosecution of offensive war upon the continent of North America, adopting, as my inclination will always lead me to do with decision and effect, whatever I collect to be the sense of my Parliament and my people. I have pointed all my views and measures as well in Europe as in North America to an entire and cordial reconciliation with those colonies.
Page 19 - ... if there is any one eminent criterion, which, above all the rest, distinguishes a wise government from an administration weak and improvident, it is this : — " well to know the best time and manner of' yielding, what it is impossible to keep.
Page 401 - But there we are ; there we are placed by the Sovereign Disposer ; and we must do the best we can in our situation. The situation of man is the preceptor of his duty.
Page 457 - that they should deliver up the seals of their offices, and send them by the under Secretaries, Mr. Frazer and Mr. Nepean, as a personal interview on the...

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