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" ... success through almost every important undertaking he has attempted. ... He undoubtedly owes this, in great measure, to his superior talents; yet I think we may find another cause in the character and position of his subjects ; in general they are... "
Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris, First Earl of Malmesbury - Page 142
by James Harris Earl of Malmesbury - 1844 - 1563 pages
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The History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King ..., Volume 2

John Adolphus - Great Britain - 1841 - 688 pages
...and destitute of principle : had they been rich, his nobility could never have been brought to serve serve as subaltern officers, with zeal and ardour...notion of liberty and opposition ; and their want of principles makes them ready instruments to execute any orders they receive, without considering whether...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 176-177

Early English newspapers - 1844 - 792 pages
...and position of his subjects ; in general, they are poor, vain, ignorant, and destitute of principle Their vanity makes them think they see their own greatness...instruments to execute any orders they may receive. .... His Prussian Majesty has well known how to take advantage of this character, by keeping them at...
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