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" ... black stone, and there a bit of white ; patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans; whigs and tories; treacherous friends and open enemies ; that it was indeed a very curious show ; but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on.... "
Worthies of the world, a series of historical and critical sketches, ed. by ... - Page 256
edited by - 1880
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1756
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsureto stand on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...single office divided between them, who had never spoke to each other in their lives, until they found themselves, they knew not how, pigging together,...
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Annual Register, Volume 18

History - 1778
...utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to itfaiid on. The colleagues whom he. had assorted at ,the same boards, stared at each. 'other, and were obliged to ask, " Sir," your name ?— Sir, J'Hi have, the advantage of'me-^Mr. s'uch a one-^-I beg a thousand pardons — " 1 venture to say,...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...utterly unsafe to touch, 'and unsure to stand on. The colleagues whom h? 1:ad assorted at the same boards stared at each other, and were obliged to ask,...Sir, your name ?— : Sir you have the advantage of me.—Mr. Such-a-one,—I beg a thousand pardons." I venture to say, it did so happen, that persons...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1806
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsnre to stain! on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...single office divided between them, who had never spoke to each other in their lives ; until they found themselves, they knew not how, pigging together,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1806
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...me — Mr. Such-a-one — I beg a thousand pardons — " 1 venture to say, it did so happen, that persons had a single office divided between them, who...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...single office divided between them, who had never spoke to each other in their lives ; until they found themselves, they knew not how, pigging together,...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...single office divided between them, who had never spoke to each other in their lives ; until they found themselves, they knew not how, pigging together,...
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Anecdotes of the Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt, Earl ..., Volume 3

John Almon - 1810
...but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on. The colleagues whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other, and were obliged to...single office divided between them, who had never spoke to each other in their lives until they found themselves, they knew not how, pigging together,...
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Anecdotes of the life of ... William Pitt, earl of Chatham [by J ..., Volume 3

John Almon - 1810
...unsure to stand on. The colleagues Whom he had assorted at the same boards, stared at each other,and were obliged to ask, "Sir, your name ?—Sir, you have the advantage of me— Mr. Such-a-one—I beg a thousand pardons."— I venture to say, it did so happen, that persons had a single...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 1

Henry Headley - English poetry - 1810
...utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on; the colleagues whom he had assorted at the same board, stared at each other, and were obliged to ask, Sir, your name!" To have shed their twinkling radiance the miscellanies o'er, was the highest honour many of those,...
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