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" ... give it more precision, more energy, more effect by their declarations, such laws enter into the sanctuary, and participate in the sacredness of its character. But the man who quotes as precedents the abuses of tyrants and robbers pollutes the very... "
The Works of Edmund Burke - Page 59
by Edmund Burke - 1839
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The Life of William H. Seward with Selections from His Works

William Henry Seward - 1855 - 410 pages
...destroys the foundations of all law, and therefore removes the only safeguard against evil men, whelher governors or governed; the guard which prevents governors...becoming tyrants, and the governed from becoming rebels." There was deep philosophy in the confession of an eminent English judge. When he had condemned a young...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 7

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1857
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers, pollutes the very fountain of Justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against...brought forward at our bar, has been repeated at your lordships' bar, and has been put upon the records of both Houses. I hope your lordships will not think...
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The Private Journal of the Marquess of Hastings, Volume 1

Francis Rawdon-Hastings Marquess of Hastings - Governors general - 1857
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers, pollutes the very fountain of Justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against...brought forward at our bar, has been repeated at your lordships' bar, and has been put upon the records of both Houses. I hope your lordships will not think...
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Speeches: With Memoir and Historical Introductions

Edmund Burke - 1862 - 456 pages
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers, pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundation of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether governing or governed — the guard which prevents governors from becoming tyrants, and the governed...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Volume 11

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1877
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against...brought forward at our bar, has been repeated at your Lordships' bar, and has been put upon the records of both Houses. I hope your Lordships will not think...
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The cabinet of Irish literature, with biogr. sketches and literary notices ...

Charles Anderton Read - 1879
...foundation of all Ħaw, and thereby removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether governing or governed — the guard which prevents governors...becoming tyrants, and the governed from becoming rebels. Debi Sing and his instruments suspected, and in a few oises they suspected justly, that the country...
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Parallel passages for translation into Greek and English [ed.] by E.C. Mackie

Ellis Charles Mackie - 1885
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers, pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundation of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether governours or governed : — the guard which prevents governours from becoming tyrants, and the governed...
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Treasury of Irish Eloquence: Being a Compendium of Irish Oratory and Literature

English literature - 1887 - 910 pages
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers, pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundation of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether governing or governed — the guard which prevents governors from becoming tyrants, and the governed...
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Writings and Speeches, Volume 11

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1901
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against...brought forward at our bar, has been repeated at your Lordships' bar, and has been put upon the records of both Houses. I hope your Lordships will not think...
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A Selection from the World's Great Orations Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - Orators - 1904 - 518 pages
...the abuses of tyrants and robbers pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundation of all law, and thereby removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether governing or governed — the guard which prevents governors from becoming tyrants, and the governed...
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