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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. "
Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks - Page 142
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - 1889 - 556 pages
...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. Is a politic act the worse ibr being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but that which is made from...
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A View of the History of Great Britain: During the Administration of ..., Page 2

1782 - 434 pages
...comply with the American fpirit as neceflary, or, if you pleafe, to , fubmit to it as a neceflary evil. It is not what a lawyer * tells me I may do, but what humanity, reafori, and juftice tells me I ought to do. Of what avail are titles and arms, when the reafon of...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - 1792 - 676 pages
...have a right to render your people miferable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy? It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do; but what humanity, reafon, and juftice, tell me, I ought .to do. Is a politic act the worfe for being a generous one ?...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800 - 502 pages
...have a right to vender 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.' In many of Burke's speeches imagination occupies a great share ; passion in not a few. This is the...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - 1801 - 368 pages
...have a right to render your people miferable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reafon, and juftice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a politick act the worfe for being a generous one ?...
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The History of the Reign of George III.: To the Termination of the ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1803 - 520 pages
...have a right to render your people miferable; but, whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reafon, and juftice, tell me, that I ought to do. By your old mode of treating the colonies, i they...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - 1803 - 452 pages
...have a right to render your people miftrable ; but whether it is not your intereft to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reafon, and juftice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a politick act the worfe for being a generous one ?...
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a compendious view of universal history

charles mayo, l.l.b. - 1804 - 570 pages
...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."—After a most elaborate speech, tending to shew the necessity of departing from that system of...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to ..., Volume 12

David Hume - 1810 - 568 pages
...right to render your people miserable ; but, whe" ther 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, 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 Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 18

Great Britain. Parliament - 1813 - 768 pages
...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...reason, and justice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse for being a generous one? Is no concession proper, but that which is made from...
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