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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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Enfranchisement and Citizenship: Addresses and Papers

Edward Lillie Pierce - Citizenship - 1896 - 397 pages
...a wise public policy. We have not attempted to " draw up an indictment against a whole people," or to " apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest." We challenge a comparison with other civil wars; and we claim that the suppression of no rebellion...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through." o. BACON — Apotheffins. No. 181. Y— 0 Philomela Fair. Lend me your song, ye Nightingales ! an whole people, jo. BCRKE — Speech on the Conciliation of America. Our wrangling lawyers * * * are...
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International Conciliation, Issues 16-39

Arbitration, International - 1909
...Expenditure for naval armaments is everywhere growing by leaps and bounds. Edmund Burke said that he did not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people; but perhaps it may be easier to detect some of the signs of emotional insanity than to draw an indictment...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...though they could "prosecute that spirit [of American independence] as criminal" and Burke replies: "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people." Conciliation, far from disrupting the empire, was the only way of preserving it. "Such is steadfastly...
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International Law Reports

C. J. Greenwood - Law - 1988 - 790 pages
...exercise their own judgment. (Incidentally, Burke would have favoured State immunity, since he did not "know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people".) That and other considerations derived from ITA 6 persuade me that there is a good deal to be said for...
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They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading ...

Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University, Oklahoma John George Jr. Professor of Political Science and Sociology Central State University - History - 1989 - 192 pages
...22, 1775, entitled, "On Moving His Resolution for Conciliation with the Colonies," Burke declared: "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people." But he was soon being quoted as saying, "You cannot indict a whole people," and the...
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The Transatlantic Persuasion: The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of ...

Robert Lloyd Kelley - History - 1990 - 433 pages
...argued that the colonists were committing a criminal act in being rebellious, he made the famous reply, "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people." And when others began by tortuous legal argument to prove that Britain was right in what she was doing,...
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And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the ...

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham - Reference - 1992 - 499 pages
...of teaching, and the application of knowledge is the mission of public service. — James A. Perkins I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people. — Edmund Burke God must have loved the common people because he made so many of...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke, Ian Harris - History - 1993 - 328 pages
...men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissent ions which may, from time to time, on great questions, agitate the several communities which...know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people. I cannot insult and ridicule the feelings of Millions of my fellow-creatures, as Sir...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - Political Science - 1994 - 363 pages
...some other law passed in its shadow, so be it; there is nothing to be done about it. Burke asserted, "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, intrusted with magistracies of great authority...
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