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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. "
The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Page 266
by Edmund Burke - 1852
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The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 5

1775
...Some yearsago, the repeal of a revenue aft, upon its underftood principle, might ivboie have funk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in fuch refpeclable company. The queltion with "'tis, not whether you have a right to render your people...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1792
...point is the great Serbonian bog^ betwixt Damiata and Mount Cafus old, where armies whole have funk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in fuch refpectable company. The queftion with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...sure footing in the middle. This point is the great Serbonian bog, betzuixt Damiata and Mount Casnis old, where armies whole have sunk. I do not intend...question with me is, not whether you have a right to vender your people miserable; but whether it'is not your interest to make them happy? It is not what...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - France - 1801
...point is the great Serbonfan bog, betwixt Damiata and Mount Ca/ius old, where armies whole have funk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in fuch refpectable company. The queftion with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1803
...\ dq <la not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in fuch refpectable company. The queftion with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miftrable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 pages
...sure footing in the middle. This point is the great Serbonian bog, betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old. .where armies whole have sunk. I do not intend...; but whether it is not your interest to make them hap-' py. It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell...
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The History of the Reign of George III to the Termination of the ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1816
...trouble had prevailed. " I do not (said he) examine the abstract " question of right ; I do not inquire whether you have a right " to render your people miserable...interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer telle f me, I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell '' me, that I ought to do. By your...
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Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect ...

Hezekiah Niles - Etats-Unis - 1822 - 495 pages
...suspicion that the pbn itself not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though is not correctly right. , in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your If then the removal of the causes of this spirit of American liberty he, for the greater part, orj...
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The Works of Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834
...the great Serbonian bog, beluixt Damiaia and Mount Саяиз oíd, where armies whole have »unk. S + d` lawyei tells me, I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a polilic...
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A History of the American Revolution

William Shepherd - United States - 1834 - 278 pages
...taxation, — I will not on this matter dtspute the point of right, but that of policy. ' The question is not whether you have a right to render your people...interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer may tell you, you may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice declare you ought to do.' Having thus...
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