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" This is to think that men are so foolish that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by polecats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions. "
Miscellaneous tracts - Page 126
by Arthur O'Leary - 1781 - 397 pages
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Two Treatises of Government: By Iohn Locke

John Locke - Liberty - 1764 - 416 pages
...are fo foolim, that .they take care to avoid what mif3 chiefs chiefs may be done them bypole-cafs, or foxes; but are content, nay, think it fafety, to be devoured by lions. -ur.i ', .', • ,.; , . 94. But whatever flatterers may talk to amufe people's underftandings,,...
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Two Treatises on Government

John Locke - Liberty - 1821 - 401 pages
...by impunity. This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats, or foxes; but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions. . 94. But whatever flatterers may talk to amuse people's understandings,...
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The Life and Writings of the Rev. Arthur O'Leary

Michael Bernard Buckley - 1868 - 410 pages
...violence and oppression of their supreme ruler, to fools, ' who take care to avoid what mischief maybe done them by polecats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety to be devoured by lions,'* and illustrates this doctrine with the following example : — '...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...does it. . . .This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by polecats or foxes ; but are content, nay think it safety, to be devoured by lions.6 The only way whereby any one divests himself of his natural liberty,...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...does it. . . .This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by polecats or foxes ; but are content, nay think it safety, to be devoured by lions. 8 The only way whereby any one divests himself of his natural liberty,...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 3

Biography - 1883
...by impunity. This is to think that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions." In these and some of the following strictures, he seems to have in...
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Locke

Thomas Fowler - 1883 - 200 pages
...by impunity. This is to think that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions." In these and some of the following strictures, he seems to have in...
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History of English Literature ...

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1885
.... . .This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may ba done them by polecats or foxes ; but are content, nay think it safety, to be devoured by lions.6 The only way whereby any one divests himself of his natural liberty,...
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English Men of Letters, Volume 11

John Morley - 1894
...by impunity. This is to think that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions." In these and some of the following strictures, he seems to have in...
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Hume, Volume 7

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1902 - 216 pages
...by impunity. This is to think that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions." In these and some of the following strictures, he seems to have in...
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