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" But, Sir, in the British Constitution it is surely of importance to keep up a spirit in the people, so as to preserve a balance against the Crown ". JoHNSON : " Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig. — Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 173
by James Boswell - 1823
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 54

1831
...pre* serve a balance against the crown.' — JOHNSON. ' Sir, I perceive ' you are a vile Whig. Why all this childish jealousy of the ' power of the crown ? The crown has not power enough." One of the old philosophers, Lord Bacon tells us, used to say that life and death were just the same...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...against the crown." JOHNSON. " Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig. — Why all tlmchildish jealou-y of the power of the crown ? The crown has not power...governments are alike, I consider that in no government \ There is no Preface to " The Rehearsal," as originally published. Dr. Johnsoo seems to have meant...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...the crown." JOHNSON. " Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.— Why all this childish jealon>y of fhe power of the crown? The crown has not power enough....governments are alike, I consider that in no government J There is no Preface to " The Rehearsal," as originally published. Dr. Johnson seems to have meant...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
..."Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig. — Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the vrown ? The crown has not power enough. When I say that all governments are alike, I consider that in Ťo government power can be abused long. Mankind 'will not bear it. If a sovereign oppresses his people...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...as to preserve a balance against the crown." JOHNSON: "Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.— Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the crown...his people to a great degree, they will rise and cut oft' his head. There U a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...to preserve a balance against the crown." JOHNSON : " Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig. — Why h all its interesting circumstances, and consolations...whatever can be recommended to young persons, wit decree, they will rise and cut ofl' his head. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...so as to preserve a balance against the crown." JOHNSON. "Sir, I perceive you are a vile whig 5. Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the crown....alike, I consider that in no government power can W abused long. Mankind will not bear it. If a sovereign oppresses his people to i great degree, they...
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 15

Monthly literary register - 1833
...medley called " The Life of Johnson," has recorded the following saying of that dictatorial sage, " When I say that all governments are alike, I consider...power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it.'' In fact, it is insufferable : and, in the present day of educated humanity, our common nature shudders...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...as to preserve a balance against the crown.' — JOHNSON. ' Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig. Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the crown ? The crown has not power enough.' One of the old philosophers, Lord Bacon tells us, used to say that life and death were just the same...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...so as to preserve a balance against the crown." JOHNSON. "Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.6 Why all this childish jealousy of the power of the crown...There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, thai will keep us safe under every form of government. Had not the people of France though1 themselves...
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