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" State, and the civil dissensions which may, from time to time, on great questions, agitate the several communities which compose a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: A vindication of natural ... - Page 476
by Edmund Burke - 1756
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: In the House of Commons ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1816
...men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissentions which may, from time to time, on great questions, agitate the several communities which...insult and ridicule the feelings of millions of my fellow creatures, as Sir Edward Coke insulted one excellent individual (Sir Walter Raleigh) at the...
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Specimens of Irish Eloquence: Now First Arranged and Collected, with ...

Charles Phillips - English prose literature - 1819 - 435 pages
...men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissentions which may, from time to time, on great questions, agitate the several communities which...insult and ridicule the feelings of millions of my fellow creatures, as Sir Edward Coke iusulted one excellent individual (Sir Walter Raleigh) at the...
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An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain Respecting the United States ...

Robert Walsh - Slavery - 1819 - 512 pages
...nor virtue left on the earth. Mr. Burke said, in his speech on the Conciliation with America — " I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. 1 cannot insult and ridicule the feelings of millions of my fellow creatures. I am not , ripe to pass...
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The North American Review, Volume 165

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1897
...me, when a whole people are concerned, that acts of lenity are not means of conciliation." . . . " I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people." These are sentences which will outlast many constitutions, and, like so much of what Burke said, they...
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Letters in defence of the Hartford Convention, and the people of Massachusetts

Harrison Gray Otis - Hartford Convention - 1824 - 103 pages
...in his Excellency's collection, by the sides of those of Cataline and Cethegus. HG OTJS. LETTER VI. "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies, entrusted with magistracies of great authority...
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Otis' Letters in Defence of the Hartford Convention: And the People of ...

Harrison Gray Otis - Digital images - 1824 - 103 pages
...in his Excellency's collection, by the sides of those of Cataline and Cethegus. LETTER VI. HG OTIS. "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies, entrusted with magistracies of great authority...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834 - 2 pages
...which may, from time to time, on great questions, a.Htate the several communities which compose a peat empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic«, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal l"-ti' с to tliis great publick contest. 1 do not know ih- rnrtluxl of drawing up an indictment against...
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The Works of Edmund Burke: With a Memoir, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1835
...men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissensions which may, from time to time, on privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears to an whole people. I cannot insult and ridicule the feelings of millions of my fellow-creatures, as Sir...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1836
...supported by eleven provinces more. He felt, as Burke at the same period truly and finely said, that he did not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.* There remained then only the hope, perhaps too sanguine, yet such as full success had crowned in the...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1837
...men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissensionswhich may, from time to time, on we are looking for them beneath the arctick circle,...that they have pierced into the opposite region of pedantick, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great publick contest. \ I do not...
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