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" Was I an Irishman on that day, that I boldly withstood our pride ? or on the day that I hung down my head, and wept in shame and silence over the humiliation of Great Britain ? I became unpopular in England for the one, and in Ireland for the other. What... "
The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Page 417
by Edmund Burke - 1852
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The Friendship of Books and Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - Books and reading - 1880 - 384 pages
...to end. I will read only these sentences : " I became unpopular in England for ' one of these acts,' in Ireland for the other. What, then ! What obligation...pleased with my service was their affair, not mine." The citizens of Bristol were not pleased with this service ; they dismissed him. He was returned, however,...
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Celebrated Speeches of Chatham, Burke, and Erskine: To which is Added the ...

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - Forensic orations - 1880 - 540 pages
...that I hung dc,wn my head, and wept in shame and silence over the humiliation of Great Britain ? I became unpopular in England for the one and in Ireland...lay on me to be popular? I was bound to serve both kingdomsTo be pleased with my service, was their affair, not mine. I was an Irishman in the Irish business,...
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The Friendship of Books and Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - Books and reading - 1880 - 384 pages
...became unpopular in England for ' one of these acts,' in Ireland for the other. What, then ! WThat obligation lay on me to be popular ? I was bound to...pleased with my service was their affair, not mine." The citizens of Bristol were not pleased with this service ; they dismissed him. He was returned, however,...
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Letters, Speeches and Tracts on Irish Affairs

Edmund Burke - Ireland - 1881 - 439 pages
...day that I hung down my head, and wept in shame and silence over the humiliation of Great Britain ? I became unpopular in England for the one, and in Ireland...principles, I wished you to concede to America at a time 132 SPEECH AT THE 1780. when she prayed concession at our feet. Just as much was I an American when...
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The Wisdom of Burke: Extracts from His Speeches and Writings

Edmund Burke - 1886 - 261 pages
...day that I hung down my head, and wept in shame and silence over the humiliation of Great Britain ? I became unpopular in England for the one, and in Ireland...To be pleased with my service was their affair, not mine.—Speech at Guildhall, Bristol. In this House we submit, though with troubled minds, to that...
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Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachussets

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts - 1887
...became unpopular in England for one act ; in Ireland for another. What then ? What obligation lay upon me to be popular ? I was bound to serve both kingdoms....pleased with my service was their affair, not mine." That is the statesman in immortal contrast to the politician. We have a parallel to Burke's superb...
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Classical English Reader: Selections from Standard Authors with Explanatory ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1888 - 452 pages
...writing anywhere that conveys so much thought in so few words. And it is as wise as it i* thoughtful. for the one, and in Ireland for the other. What then? What obligation lay on me to be popular 1 I was bound to serve both kingdoms. To be pleased with my service was their affair, not mine. I was...
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The Friendship of Books: And Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - Books and reading - 1889 - 298 pages
...to end. I will read only these sentences : " I became unpopular in England for ' one of these acts,' in Ireland for the other. What, then ! What obligation...pleased with my service was their affair, not mine." The citizens of Bristol were not pleased with this service ; they dismissed him. He was returned, however,...
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Orations and Arguments by English and American Statesmen

Cornelius Beach Bradley - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1894 - 378 pages
...that I hung down my head, and wept in shame and 15 silence over the humiliation of Great Britain ? I became unpopular in England for the one, and in Ireland...pleased with my service was their affair, not mine. 20 I was an Irishman in the Irish business, just as much as I was an American, when, on the same principles,...
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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volumes 48-49

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1894
...later on exacted, he had felt equally distressed, " I became," he says, " unpopular in England for tbe one, and in Ireland for the other. What then, what...pleased with my service was their affair, not mine." The lapse of one hundred years has induced Parliamentary representatives to waive this superiority...
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