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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 183
by Edmund Burke - 1803
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Machiavelli to Marx: Modern Western Political Thought

Dante Germino - Political Science - 1972 - 401 pages
...venerate and to demonstrate loyalty to the nation; one should "approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude."22 Society is indeed a contract [he wrote in one of the most famous and eloquent passages...
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A New Science: The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Bruce Mazlish - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 333 pages
...previous generation. In Burke's impassioned words, a 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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Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution

Peter James Stanlis - 1967 - 129 pages
...dream of beginning its reformation by its subversion," but would "approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude," and would "look with horror on those children of their country who are prompt rashly to...
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The French Revolution and British Popular Politics

Mark Philp - History - 2004 - 252 pages
...the state should do so with reverence and caution, approaching (he says) ' to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling sollicitude'.27 Also, to maintain the credibility and value of the state religion, it was necessary...
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Religious Liberty in Western Thought

Noel B. Reynolds, W. Cole Durham, Jr. - Religion - 1996 - 312 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.44 The established church is a bulwark against hasty and incautious change. Burke's view...
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Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

David Wootton - Philosophy - 1996 - 946 pages
...of beginning its reformation by its subversion, that he should approach to the faults of the state their forts, garrisons, and guns upon the frontiers of the solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1997 - 702 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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Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume ...

Jerry Z. Muller - Philosophy - 1997 - 450 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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Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing Since 1790

Seamus Deane - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 269 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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Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and ...

Audrey Bilger - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 261 pages
...between family and state when he advised the social critic to "approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude" and urged the critic not to "hack that aged parent in pieces" (417). The force of such...
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