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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. "
Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application - Page 130
by Adams Sherman Hill - 1878 - 317 pages
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 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...; but whether it is not your interest to make them hap-' py. It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Csar, to ..., Volume 12

David Hume - Great Britain - 1810
...right; I do not inquire whether you " have a right to render your people miserable ; but, whe" ther it is not your interest to make them happy. It is...but what humanity, " reason, and justice, tell me, that I ought to do. By your kl old mode of treating the colonies, they were well affected VOL. I. Z...
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The History of the Reign of George III, to the Termination of the ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1810
...right; I do not inquire whether you " have a right to render your people miserable ; but, who " ther it is not your interest to make them happy. It is...what a lawyer tells me, I may do; but what humanity, " reasjon, and justice, tell me, that I ought to do. By your " old mode of treating the colonies, they...
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The History of the Reign of George III to the Termination of the ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1816
...trouble had prevailed. " I do not (said he) examine the abstract " question of right ; I do not inquire whether you have a right " to render your people miserable...interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer telle f me, I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell '' me, that I ought to do. By your...
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The History of the Reign of George III.: To which is Prefixed, A ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - Great Britain - 1820
...trouble had prevailed. " I do not (said he) examine the abstract question of right ; I do not inquire whether you have a right to render your people miserable...; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, that I ought to do. By your old mode of treating the colonies, they were well affected to you, M 3...
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The North American Review, Volume 165

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1897
...majority. " The question with me," he said, " is not whether you have a right to render your people 1 miserable, but whether it is not your interest to...humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. I am not determining a point of law ; I am restoring tranquillity, and the general character and situation...
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Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect ...

Hezekiah Niles - United States - 1822 - 495 pages
...whole have sunk. 1 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...to make them happy? It is not what a lawyer tells m I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tells me I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse...
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Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect ...

Hezekiah Niles - Etats-Unis - 1822 - 495 pages
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though is not correctly right. , in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your If then the removal of the causes of this spirit of American liberty he, for the greater part, orj...
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The Irish Monthly Magazine of Politics and Literature. ..., Volume 1

1833
...comply with the American spirit as neces. sary, or, if you please, to submit to it as a necessary evil. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice, tells me I ought to do. Of what avail are titles and arms, 1832.] The Spirit of Anglo-Irish Legislation....
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834 - 2 pages
...whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in snch respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right...humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do." Again : " I do not know, that the colonies have, in any general way, or in any cool hour, gone much...
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