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" This study renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance.... "
New Englander and Yale Review - Page 350
1888
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - 1756
...inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple, and of a less mercurial cast,...snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. The last cause of this disobedient spirit in the colonies is hardly less powerful than the rest, as...
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The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 5

1775
...defence, full of- refources. In other countries, the people, more fimple and of a lefs mercurial caft, judge of an ill principle in government only by an...grievance; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the prelVuie of the grievance by the badnefs 'of the principle. They augur mifgovernmentat adiftance; and...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - 1792
...defence, full of refources. In other countries, the people, more fimple and of a lefs mercurial caft, judge of an ill principle in government only by an...; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the preffure of the grievance by the badnefs of the principle. They augur mifgovernment at a diftance;...
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The Beauties of the Late Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Selected from the Writings ...

Edmund Burke - 1798 - 499 pages
...defence, full of refourees. I n other countries, .the people, more fimple and of a lefs mercurial caft, judge of an ill principle in government only by an...; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the preffure of the grievance by the badnefs of the principle. They augur mifgovernment at a diftince;...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - 1801
...defence, full of refources. In other countries, the people, more fimple and of a lefs mercurial caft, judge of an ill principle in government only by an...; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the preffure of the grievance by the badnefs of the principle. They augur mifgovernment at a diftance ;...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - 1803
...defence, full of refources. In other countries, the people, more fimple, and of a lefs mercurial caft, judge of an ill principle in government only by an...; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the preffure of the grievance by the badnefs of the principle. They augur mifgovernment at a diftance ;...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - 1808
...inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast,...snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. The last cause of this disobedient spirit in the colonies is hardly less powerful than the rest, as...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - 1808
...inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast,...snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. The last cause of this disobedient spirit in the colonies is hardly less powerful than the rest, as...
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The Eloquence of the British Senate: Being a Selection of the Best ..., Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1809
...acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast,...snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. from the Speech on Mr. Fox's East India Bill. THE several irruptions of Arabs, Tartars, and Persians...
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The American Review of History and Politics, and General ..., Volume 1

1811
...lofty sentiments; — who " do not judge of an ill principle only by an actual grievance, " but who anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the " grievance by the badness of the principle; — who snuff the M approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze." It could scarcely be credited that...
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