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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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Irish Literature, Volume 1

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - Authors, Irish - 1904
...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 Library of Original Sources, Volume 5

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...robbers, pollutes the very fountains of justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and therefore removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether...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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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - Presbyterian Church - 1910
...abuses of tyrants and robbersi, pollutes the very fountain of justice, destroys the foundations 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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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1997 - 702 pages
...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...becoming tyrants, and the governed from becoming rebels. . . . Second Day: Friday, May 30, 1794 . . . Wherever existing laws were applicable, the prisoner at...
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The Library Of Original Sources: 1833-1865

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 452 pages
...robbers, pollutes the very fountains of justice, destroys the foundations of all law, and therefore removes the only safeguard against evil men, whether...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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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Constitutions - 1963 - 585 pages
...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...becoming tyrants, and the governed from becoming rebels. . . . Second Day: Friday, May 30, 1794 . . . Wherever existing laws were applicable, the prisoner at...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 472 pages
...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 Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 472 pages
...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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