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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. "
The public and domestic life of His late ... Majesty, George the Third ... - Page 197
by Edward Holt - 1820
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1756
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable...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...
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A View of the History of Great-Britain: During the Administration of Lord ...

Finance - 1782 - 411 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 ..., Volume 2

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1792
...not whether you 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
...question with me is, not whether you have a right to vender your people miserable; but whether it'is not your interest to make them happy? It is not what...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....
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - France - 1801
...not whether you 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 - Great Britain - 1803
...inquire whether you 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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a compendious view of universal history

charles mayo, l.l.b. - 1804
...which you now lose to those by which you formerly gained.""—The question with me, said he, is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable,...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...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 2

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1807
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable...', but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a politick act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 pages
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable...; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me, I ought to do. Is a politick act the worse for being a generous one ? Is no concession proper, but...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 pages
...intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company. 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 hap-' py. It is not, what a lawyer tells me, I may do ; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell...
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