The Works of Edmund Burke, Band 2

C. C. Little & J. Brown, 1839

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Seite 86 - entitled, An act for the impartial administration of justice, in cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England." " That it is proper to repeal an act, made in the
Seite 39 - Nothing worse happens to you, than does to all nations, who have extensive empire ; and it happens in all the forms into which empire can be thrown. In large bodies, the circulation of power must be less vigorous at the extremities. Nature has said it. The Turk cannot govern Egypt, and Arabia, and Curdistan, as he governs Thrace
Seite 83 - and material; and who therefore, far from being qualified to be directors of the great movement of empire, are not fit to turn a wheel in the machine. But to men truly initiated and rightly taught, these ruling and master principles, which, in the opinion of such men as I have mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth every VOL.
Seite 86 - entitled, An act for the better regulating the government of the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England." " That it is proper to explain and amend an act, made in the 35th year of the reign of King Henry VIII. entitled, An act for the trial of treasons committed out of the King's dominions."
Seite 54 - delinquency. But the colonies will go further.—Alas ! alas ! when will this speculating against fact and reason end? What will quiet these panic fears which we entertain of the hostile effect of a conciliatory conduct ? Is it true, that no case can exist, in which it is proper for the sovereign to accede to the
Seite 85 - 6* the said colonies, and more beneficial and conducive to the public service, than the mode of giving and granting aids and subsidies in parliament to be raised and paid in the said colonies." "That it may be proper to repeal an act, made in the 7th year of the reign of his present
Seite 39 - he the same dominion in Crimea and Algiers, which he has at Brusa and Smyrna. Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster. The Sultan gets such obedience as he can. He governs with a loose rein, that he may
Seite 59 - as the said inhabitants have always hitherto been bound by the acts and statutes made and ordained by your said highness, and your most noble progenitors, by authority of said court, as far forth as other counties, cities, and boroughs have been, that have had their knights and burgesses within your said court of
Seite 37 - is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege. Not seeing there, that freedom, as in countries where it is a common blessing, and as broad and general as the air, may be united with much abject toil, with great misery, with all the exterior of servitude, liberty looks, amongst them, like something that is more noble and liberal.
Seite 37 - they have a vast multitude of slaves. Where this is the case in any part of the world, those who are free, are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom,

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