The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 9

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C. and J. Rivington, 1818 - Great Britain

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Page 42 - In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law; but 'tis not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence.
Page 351 - All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they may alter the mode and application, but have no power over the substance of original justice.
Page 160 - Canada is broken ; a great tract of country is open for the supply of the troops ; the river Hudson opens a way into the heart of the provinces ; and nothing can, in all probability, prevent an early and offensive campaign. What the Americans have done is, in their circumstances, truly astonishing ; it is, indeed, infinitely more than I expected from them. But having done so much, for some short time I began to entertain an opinion that they might do more.
Page 433 - It is the new fanatical religion, now in the heat of its first ferment, of the Rights of Man, which rejects all establishments, all discipline, all ecclesiastical, and in truth all civil order, which will triumph, and which will lay prostrate your Church, which will destroy your distinc tions, and which will put all your properties to auction, and disperse you over the earth.
Page 378 - II ; and their Majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a Parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman Catholics such further security in that particular as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
Page 372 - In general, the vices and follies of individual owners of property are borne with, because they are scattered, single cases, and do not strike at the root of order.
Page 269 - Men, who see their lives respected and thought of value by others, come to respect that gift of God themselves. To have compassion for oneself, or to care, more or less, for one's own life, is a lesson to be learned just as every other ; and I believe it will be found, that conspiracies have been most common and most desperate, where their punishment has been most extensive and most severe.
Page 190 - Parliament, freedom niust be left to the Colonies. A military Government is the only substitute for civil liberty. That the establishment of such a power in America will utterly ruin our finances (though its certain effect) is the smallest part of our concern. It will become an apt, powerful, and certain engine for the destruction of our freedom here.
Page 61 - As fine as daubers' hands can make it, In hopes that strangers may mistake it, We think it both a shame and sin To quit the true old Angel Inn.
Page 318 - There are many things in reformation which would be proper to be done, if other things can be done along with them, but which, if they cannot be so accompanied, ought not to be done at all. I therefore wish, when any new matter of this deep nature is proposed to me, to have the whole scheme distinctly in my view, and full time to consider of it. Please God, I will walk with caution, whenever I am not able clearly to see my way before mo.

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