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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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...marble ; a praise not unworthy a great prince, and to which the present reign has its claims also. But how much nobler will be our Sovereign's boast,...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 United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 28

United States - 1851
...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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A Course of Reading for Common Schools and the Lower Classes of Academies ...

Henry Mandeville - Readers - 1851 - 377 pages
...found law dear, and left it cheap : found it a sealed book, and left it a living letter : found it a patrimony of the rich ; left it the inheritance of...the staff of honesty, and the shield of innocence ! What a proud testimony does it bear to the character of our nation, that it is able to make a proper...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...sealed book — left it a living letter ! found it the patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritanee of the poor! found it the two-edged sword of craft...— left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocenee ! To me, much reflecting on these things, it has always scemed a worthier honor to be the...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 28

United States - 1851
...inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression — left it the stuff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! To me, much...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

Scotland - 1852
...patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of fraud and oppression — left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ? And if for nothing else but to carry through all our courts the reform thus nobly commenced in the...
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The United States Speaker: a Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Readers - 1855
...and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book — left it a living letter ; found it a patrimony of 'he rich — left it the inheritance of the poor ; found...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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Noetes AmbrosianŠ, Volume 4

John Wilson, John Gibson Lockhart, James Hogg - 1854
...patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor— found it the two-edged sword of cratt and oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." — M. 1881.] THE REFORM BILL. 32T When truth is now heard in the Senate at last, And the shout of...
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...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...things, it has always seemed a worthier honour to ie the instrument of making you bestir yourselves in this ttigh matter, than to enjoy all that office...
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