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" The question with me is not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. "
FREE GOVERNMENT IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA: - Side 570
av S.M. JOHNSON. - 1864
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The Parr, Salmon, Whitling & Yellow-fin Controversy: with Authentic Reports ...

Henry Flowerdew - 1883 - 217 sider
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Is a politic measure the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper but that which is made from your...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volum 3

1883
...giving away a man's money be a power excepted and reserved out of the general trust of Government. . . . The question with me is not whether you have a right...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. I am not determining a point of law ; I am restoring tranquillity, and the general character and situation...
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The Wisdom of Burke: Extracts from His Speeches and Writings

Edmund Burke - 1886 - 261 sider
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.— Sfeech on Condl. with America. I was true to my old, standing, invariable principle, that all things...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volum 7

Leslie Stephen - 1886
...hours. With the question of the right of taxation he would have nothing to do. ' It is not,' he said, ' what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.' The resolutions were negatived by 270 to 78. Burke's health seems to have suffered from his unavailing...
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The Living Age ..., Volum 177

1888
...literary Jacobin. So was Burke, — the author of those wise sentences that still ring in our ears : " The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, tut whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do,...
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Problems in American Society: Some Social Studies

Joseph Henry Crooker - 1889 - 293 sider
...anywhere else, in his speech on "Conciliation with America," of which the following is a specimen : "The question with me is, not whether you have a right...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do." Burke used his voice for fourteen years against Warren Hastings in one prolonged and eloquent plea...
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Speeches on the American War: And Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

Edmund Burke - 1891 - 242 sider
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not 5 whether you have a right to render your people miserable...the worse for being a generous one? Is no concession 10 proper, but that which is made from your want of right to keep what you grant ? Or does it lessen...
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Herbert Baxter Adams - 1892 - 84 sider
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Herbert Baxter Adams - 1892 - 84 sider
...question of constitutional law ; he was for restoring tranquillity. " The question with me is," he says, " not whether you have a right to render your people...do; but what humanity, reason and justice tell me 1 Speech on Taxation, Payne's Select Works of Burke, Vol. I, p. 153-4. I ought to do."1 Burke would...
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Queen's Quarterly, Volum 28

1921
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