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" It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. "
Orations from Homer to William McKinley - Page 2150
edited by - 1902 - 11114 pages
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1792
...diflentions which may, from time to time, on great queftions, agitate the feveral communities which compofe a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal juftice to this great public conteft. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment againft...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 62, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1792
...which may, from time to time, •on great queftionc, agitate the Jeveral communities which compofe a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply tlie ordinary ideas of criminal juflice 10 •this great public conteft. I do not knvw the .metttd...
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The Beauties of the Late Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Selected from the Writings ...

Edmund Burke - English essays - 1798 - 499 pages
...diffentions which may, from time to time, on great queftions, agitate the feveral communities which compote a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal juftice to this great public conteft. I do not knew the method of drawing up an indictment againft...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...exposes as impossible in \ the execution, and consequently absurd in the attempt. ' I,' says he, ' do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.' He went on to other effects which might be expected from perseverance in an endeavour which the colonies...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808
...individuals, or even of bands of men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissentions which may, from time to time, on great questions,...compose a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantick, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great publick contest. I do not...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808
...individuals, or even of bands of men, who disturb order within the state, and the civil dissentions which may, from time to time, on great questions,...compose a great empire. It looks to me to be narrow and pedantick, to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great publick contest. I do not...
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An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain Respecting the United States ...

Robert Walsh - Public opinion - 1819 - 512 pages
...nor virtue left on the earth. Mr. Burke said, in his speech on the Conciliation with America — " I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. 1 cannot insult and ridicule the feelings of millions of my fellow creatures. I am not , ripe to pass...
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The North American Review, Volume 165

North American review - 1897
...me, when a whole people are concerned, that acts of lenity are not means of conciliation." . . . " I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people." These are sentences which will outlast many constitutions, and, like so much of what Burke said, they...
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Otis' Letters in Defence of the Hartford Convention: And the People of ...

Harrison Gray Otis - Electronic books - 1824 - 103 pages
...in his Excellency's collection, by the sides of those of Cataline and Cethegus. LETTER VI. HG OTIS. "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies, entrusted with magistracies of great authority...
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Otis' Letters in Defence of the Hartford Convention: And the People of ...

Harrison Gray Otis - Digital images - 1824 - 103 pages
...in his Excellency's collection, by the sides of those of Cataline and Cethegus. HG OTJS. LETTER VI. "I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. I am not ripe to pass sentence on the gravest public bodies, entrusted with magistracies of great authority...
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