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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. "
The Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application - Page 130
by Adams Sherman Hill - 1881 - 306 pages
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Speeches: With Memoir and Historical Introductions

1862 - 456 pages
...overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. <fhe~ question with me is, not whether yon have a right to render your people miserable ; but...them happy. ^ It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I Jnxcff~Ao; but wfiaTlTumanflyT'reason, and justice tell me, I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse...
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THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE EDMUND BURKE

1869
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to vbe overwhelmed hi that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what huifnanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. is a politic act the worse for being a generous...
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The Parr & Salmon Controversy: With Authentic Reports of the Legal Judgments ...

Henry Flowerdew - Fisheries - 1871 - 147 pages
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to J39 be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...humanity, 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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Illustrated History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period

Mary Francis Cusack - Ireland - 1873 - 671 pages
...appealed to their self-interest, and he lowered himself to his audience. The question he said was, " not whether you have a right to render your people...humanity, reason, and . justice, tell me I ought to do." The common idea about the separation of the States from England, is simply that they resisted a stamp...
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The Congressional Globe, Part 1

United States. Congress - Law - 1834
...advice. And I think the House will see the wisdom of the following passage, which I shall now read: " Tho question with me is not whether you have a right to...lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, andjustice tell me I ought to do. Is a politic act tho worao for being a generous one? Is no concession...
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The Illustrated History of Ireland

Mary Frances Cusack - Ireland - 1875 - 670 pages
...audience. The question he said was, "not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, bu; whether it is not your interest to make them happy....humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do." The common idea about the separation of the States from England, is simply that they resisted a stamp...
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Centennial Offering: Republication of the Principles and Acts of the ...

Hezekiah Niles - United States - 1876 - 522 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...me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tells me I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper,...
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The Great Conversers: And Other Essays

William Mathews - 1876 - 304 pages
...sunk.' I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question is not, whether you have a right to render your people...whether it is not your interest to make them happy." Again, of the distinctions of rights, he says: "I do not enter into these metaphysical distinctions:...
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The Treasury of British Eloquence: Specimens of Brilliant Orations by the ...

Robert Cochrane - Orators - 1877 - 544 pages
...594. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in this bog, though in such respectable company. The i|uestion tion; with this special observance, that you o'erslep..."Eloquence, in this empire, is power. Give a man nerve, ou.Jht to do. Is a politic act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper but that...
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The treasury of British eloquence, compiled by R. Cochrane

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer) - 1877
...far. Lost, il. 594. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in this bog, though in such respectable company. bnt whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do,...
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