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" ... approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. "
The Works of ... Edmund Burke - Page 181
by Edmund Burke - 1803
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The Enlightenment

David Williams - History - 1999 - 529 pages
...of beginning its reformation by its subversion; that he should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country...
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Political Actors: Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the ...

Paul Friedland - Drama - 2002 - 351 pages
...to reconstitute a body from the dismembered parts: [Man] should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country,...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 452 pages
...dispute. For was it not Burke who had urged men to 'approach the faults of 15 Hntbf. I- u. 98-9. the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude'?16 A letter Gibbon wrote to his aunt Hester at the time of his father's death is relevant...
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Romantic Austen: Sexual Politics and the Literary Canon

Clara Tuite - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 242 pages
...dream of beginning its reformation by its subversion; that he should approach the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror upon those children of [France]...
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A History of Irish Thought

Thomas Duddy - History - 2002 - 362 pages
...of beginning its reformation by its subversion; that he should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude' (1998: 146). Despite the patrician sentimentality and special pleading of many passages...
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - Psychology - 2003 - 509 pages
...written in the aftermath of the French Revolution: [One] should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country...
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William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Saree Makdisi - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 394 pages
...a kind of father. We should, Burke writes in the Reflections, "approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude." He adds, with obvious reference not merely to France but to the antiaristocratic radicals...
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Edmund Burke and the Natural Law

Peter James Stanlis - 2015 - 311 pages
...the weaknesses of the state. He believed that citizens "should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude." 41 Burke's feeling of "filial reverence" toward the state was no mere ornamental figure...
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The War on Terrorism and the Terror of God

Lee Griffith - Political Science - 2004 - 399 pages
...of beginning its reformation by its subversion; that he should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude." Even though the Terror in France was state terror, it was Edmund Burke who bequeathed...
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Avuncularism: Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Nineteenth-century English Culture

Eileen Cleere - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 238 pages
...of beginning its reformation by its subversion; that he should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country...
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