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" But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say, that he found law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book — left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor... "
The Parliamentary Debates - Page 247
by Great Britain. Parliament - 1828
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Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 10

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1875
...a great prince, and to which the present reign also has its claims. But how much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say that...reflecting on these things, it has always seemed a worthier honor to be the instrument of making you bestir yourselves in this high matter, than to enjoy all that...
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The Great Triumphs of Great Men

James Mason - Biography - 1875 - 624 pages
...years were lost — that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say that...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence !' There is a lesson to be drawn from our study of these great orators. Cicero, like nearly every other...
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The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of ..., Volume 3

Thomas Erskine May - Constitutional history - 1875
...cheap: found it a sealed book, —left it a living letter: found it the patrimony of the rich,—left it the inheritance of the poor: found it the two-edged...the staff of honesty, and the shield of innocence.' The whole scheme of renovation is not yet complete: but already may this proud boast be justly uttered...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1876
...unworthy a great prince, and to which the present also has its claims. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say, that...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! ISAAC D'ISRAELI. A taste for literary history and anecdote was diffused by MR ISAAC D'ISRAELI (1766-1848),...
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The Treasury of British Eloquence: Specimens of Brilliant Orations by the ...

Robert Cochrane - Orators - 1877 - 544 pages
...have it to say that he found law dear and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book— left it an open 1 To me, much reflecting on these things, it has always seemed a worthier honour to be the instrument...
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Oratory and Orators

William Mathews - Orators - 1878 - 448 pages
...years were lost,— that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say, that...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence I " One of the chief merits of Brougham's oratory is its felicity in description. Having little imagination,...
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Oratory and Orators

William Mathews - Orators - 1878 - 448 pages
...much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say. that he found law dear ami left it cheap; found it a sealed book, left it a living...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence!" One of the chief merits of Brougham's oratory is its felicity in description. Having little imagination,...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - English language - 1878 - 564 pages
...have it to say that he found Law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book, left it an open letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich, left...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." — LORD BROUGHAM. In this passage the comparison by analogy is presented in order to give enhanced...
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The Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 40

Medicine - 1897
...letter; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence. AN ADDRESS ON MALARIAL FEVER.* BY WILLIAM SIDNEY THAYER, MD, Associate Proffessor of Medicine in the...
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Great achievements of military men, statesmen, and others, selected by the ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...years were lost — that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say that...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence 1' There is a lesson to be drawn from our study of these great orators. Cicero, like nearly every other...
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