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" My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Seite 145
von Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - 1993 - 328 Seiten
...121 likely to have France and Spain. empire, my trust is in her interest in the British constitution. My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection...though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. 122 Let the Colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your Government; -...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 Seiten
...Rebellion of 1916, 1866 Iron curtain has descended, 234 curtain is drawn down, 234 he's got i. teeth, 1708 ties which though light as air, are as strong as links of i., 694 Irony of this involvement with size, 50 Irrecoverably principles of a free constitution are...
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - 1994 - 363 Seiten
...too." 61 In short, Burke hoped that, where force did not serve, generosity might work. In his words: "my hold of the colonies is in the close affection...though light as air, are as strong as links of iron." 62 From his own day to the present, Burke's American speeches have undergone extensive criticism from...
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Heathcliff and the Great Hunger: Studies in Irish Culture

Terry Eagleton - 1995 - 355 Seiten
...their own freedom with the sovereignty that holds them down: 'Let the colonies always keep the idea of civil rights associated with your government; - they will cling and grapple to you ... the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience'.37 Burke has understood...
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Community Denied: The Wrong Turn of Pragmatic Liberalism

James Hoopes - 1998 - 192 Seiten
...community is a fictitious body" by invoking Burke s declaration that a person is bound to his country by "ties which though light as air, are as strong as links of iron." Altering James's metaphor for the continuity of consciousness into a figurative description of the...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 Seiten
...service, whether of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her interest in the British Constitution. My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred hlood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are...
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Origins of the Welfare State, Band 2

Nicholas Deakin - 2000 - 9 Seiten
...But come what may, fire or tears or victory7 we dare not let it go. CHAPTER V AND OUR EMPIRE? "... My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection...cling and grapple to you ; and no force under heaven would be of power to tear them from their allegiance. But let it be once understood that your government...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - 2000 - 525 Seiten
...service, whether of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her interest in the British constitution. My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from 33 Paradise Lost 4.96-97. common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection....
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Edmund Burke: Modernity, Politics and Aesthetics

Stephen K. White - 2002 - 97 Seiten
...bond that is the real foundation of Great Britain's "hold" over its colonies: "Close affection . . . grows from common names, from kindred blood, from...which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron."25 But governments can corrode these links by abusive policies. Against the recourse to "absolute...
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La Cultura Mediatica

Josep V. Gavaldà Roca - 2002 - 275 Seiten
...290) the reconciliation of Great Britain with her American colonies: My hold of Ihc colonies is in (he close affection which grows from common names, from...similar privileges, and equal protection. These are lies which, though light as air, are as strong as links of steel. Let the colonies always keep the...
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