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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 strong as links of iron. "
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: A vindication of natural ... - Page 507
by Edmund Burke - 1889
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The Old Country: A Book of Love and Praise of England

Ernest Rhys - 1922 - 360 pages
...favourite point, which by way of eminence becomes the criterion of their happiness." . . . " My hold on the colonies, is in the close affection which grows...similar privileges, and equal protection. These are the ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the...
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Questions Set at the Examinations, Volume 1922

College Entrance Examination Board - 1922 - 124 pages
...preparation, of his generosity, of his foresight, of his vivid imagination, of his statesmanship ? b) "For that service, for all service, whether of revenue,...trust is in her interest in the British Constitution." How did Burke propose to acknowledge America's interest in the British Constitution ? To what extent...
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The Art of Public Speaking

Lucy D. Bell - 1923 - 136 pages
...with such passages an even more notable example of his style is the paragraph beginning : " My hold of the colonies is in the close affection...blood, from similar privileges and equal protection ' ' and at the end occurs possibly the grandest sentence ever enunciated by any British statesman :...
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Studies in Rhetoric and Public Speaking in Honor of James Albert Winans

Alexander Magnus Drummond - 1925 - 322 pages
...the writer hears them are enclosed in brackets, and the heavy "time beat" accents marked : My hold on the colonies is in the close affection [which grows/ from com/mon names/, from com/mon blood,] from similar privileges and equal protection. [These/ are ties/ which though light/...
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Selected Literary and Political Papers and Addresses of Woodrow Wilson, Volume 3

Woodrow Wilson - 1921 - 442 pages
...quality of the race, its intense and elevated conviction. "My hold on the colonies," he declares, " is in the close affection which grows from common...similar privileges, and equal protection. These are the ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the...
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History

1927 - 430 pages
...the same good effect. This is my model with regard to America." And, lastly, those famous phrases : " My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection...protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are strong as links of iron." Had Burke founded a school, the claim of the colonies to the origination...
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The Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Volume 12

William Roscoe Thayer - 1904 - 790 pages
...Edmund Burke, when declaring that the one real hold of the Mother Country on the American Colonies was in " the close affection which grows from common names,...blood, from similar privileges and equal protection." It is these sentimental ties " light as air, strong as links of iron," that draw the hearts of Harvard...
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Imperialism: A Study

John Atkinson Hobson - 1965 - 412 pages
...by any sentiments of attachment towards Great Britain. " My hold of the colonies," wrote Burke, " is the close affection which grows from common names,...which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron."1 But in these ties, save the last only, there is nothing to demand or to ensure political union....
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America's Nation-time, 1607-1789

Benjamin Woods Labaree - 1976 - 276 pages
...justice. Rather than attempting to hold the empire together by coercion, the mother country should foster "the close affection which grows from common names,...blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. . " Instead of insisting on Parliament's right to tax the colonies, or demanding that the individual...
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DHEW Publication No. (OE).

1976 - 136 pages
...essential part of it, he drew forth for his hearers the impalpable essence of interimperial co-operation: 'the close affection which grows from common names,...blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection . . . ties which though light as air are as strong as links of iron'. As an essential preliminary to...
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