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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. "
Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application - Page 130
by Adams Sherman Hill - 1878
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1756
...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...tell me I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse ibr being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but that which is made from your want of right...
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A View of the History of Great Britain: During the Administration of Lord ...

Finance - 1782 - 411 pages
...comply with the American fpirit as neceflary, or, if you pleafe, to , fubmit to it as a neceflary evil. It is not what a lawyer * tells me I may do, but what humanity, reafori, and juftice tells me I ought to do. Of what avail are titles and arms, when the reafon of...
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The works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, collected in three ..., Volume 2

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1792
...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 miferable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy? It is not, what a lawyer tells...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...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 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
...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 miferable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells...
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The History of the Reign of George III.: To the Termination of the ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1803
...inquire whether you have a right to render your people miferable; but, whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reafon, and juftice, tell me, that I ought to do. By your old mode of treating the colonies, i they...
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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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a compendious view of universal history

charles mayo, l.l.b. - 1804
...measures by " which you now lose to those by which you formerly gained.""—The question with me, said he, is, not whether you have a right to render your people...what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do."—After a most elaborate speech, tending to shew the necessity of departing from that system of...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 2

Edmund Burke - France - 1807
...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 politick act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but that which is made from...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 pages
...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 politick act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but that which is made from...
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