The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 6

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F. & J. Rivington, 1852 - Great Britain

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Page 95 - And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Page 102 - An alliance between church and state in a Christian commonwealth, is, in my opinion, an idle and a fanciful speculation. An alliance is between two things that are in their nature distinct and independent, such as between two sovereign states. But in a Christian commonwealth, the church and the state are one and the same thing, being different integral parts of the same whole.
Page 366 - RIGHT springing up, involved in superstition and polluted with violence; until by length of time and favourable circumstances it has worked itself into clearness: — the Laws, sometimes lost and trodden down in the confusion of wars and tumults; and sometimes over-ruled by the hand of power; then victorious over tyranny; growing stronger, clearer, and more decisive by the violence they had suffered; enriched even by those foreign conquests, which threatened their entiredestruction;2 softened and...
Page 360 - No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned or disseized, or outlawed, or banished, or any ways destroyed, nor will we pass upon him, nor will we send upon him, unless by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 130 - Why, what have you to answer in favour of the prior rights of the crown and peerage but this — our constitution is a prescriptive constitution ; it is a constitution whose sole authority is, that it has existed time out of mind.
Page 100 - The others, the infidels, are outlaws of the constitution ; not of this country, but of the human race. They are never, never to be supported, never to be tolerated.
Page 99 - ... who by attacking even the possibility of all revelation, arraign all the dispensations of Providence to man. These are the wicked Dissenters you ought to fear; these are the people against whom you ought to aim the shaft of the law ; these are the men, to whom, arrayed in all the terrors of government, I would say, you shall not degrade us into brutes...
Page 152 - I am accused, I am told abroad, of being a man of aristocratic principles. If by aristocracy they mean the peers, I have no vulgar admiration, nor any vulgar antipathy towards them ; I hold their order in cold and decent respect. I hold them to be of an absolute necessity in the Constitution ; but I think they are only good when kept within their proper bounds.
Page 431 - They disclaim, however, all desire of employing compulsory measures for that purpose, but recommended every mode of encouragement, and particularly by augmented wages, " in order " to induce manufacturers of wrought silk to " quit that branch, and take to the winding of

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