The Works of Edmund Burke, Volume 5

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C. C. Little & J. Brown, 1839
 

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Página 360 - And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Página 369 - An alliance between church and state in a Christian commonwealth, is, in my opinion, an idle and a fanciful speculation. An alliance is between two things that are in their nature distinct and independent, such as between two sovereign states. But in a Christian commonwealth, the church and the state are one and the same thing, being different integral parts of the same whole.
Página 369 - It is the interest, and it is the duty, and because it is the interest and the duty, it is the right of government to attend much to opinions; because, as opinions soon combine with passions, even when they do not produce them, they have much influence on actions. Factions are formed upon opinions, which factions become in effect bodies corporate in the state...
Página 404 - Why, what have you to answer in favor of the prior rights of the crown and peerage but this — our constitution is a prescriptive constitution ; it is a constitution whose sole authority is, that it has existed time out of mind.
Página 275 - ... as are consistent with the laws of Ireland, or as they did enjoy in the reign of king Charles II. ; and their majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman catholics such further security in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
Página 514 - ... the hand of God in those immense revolutions by which at certain periods he so signally asserts his supreme dominion, and brings about that great system of change, which is, perhaps, as necessary to the moral as it is found to be in the natural world.
Página 297 - What a sad thing it is, that the grand instructor, Time, has not yet been able to teach the grand lesson of his own value ; and that, in every question of moral and political prudence, it is the choice of the moment which renders the measure serviceable or useless, noxious or salutary.
Página 433 - I am accused, I am told abroad, of being a man of aristocratic principles. If by aristocracy they mean the peers, I have no vulgar admiration, nor any vulgar antipathy towards them ; I hold their order in cold and decent respect. I hold them to be of an absolute necessity in the Constitution ; but I think they are only good when kept within their proper bounds.
Página 375 - Early and provident fear is the mother of safety ; because in that state of things the mind is firm and collected, and the judgment unembarrassed. But when the fear and the evil feared come on together, and press at once upon us, deliberation itself is ruinous, which saves upon all other occasions ; because, when perils are instant, it delays decision : the man is in a...
Página 57 - As fine as daubers' hands can make it, In hopes that strangers may mistake it ; We think it both a shame and sin To quit the good old Angel Inn.

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