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" Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water... "
Macaulay's Essays on Addison and Milton - Page 43
by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - 1898 - 212 pages
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Selections from the Edinburgh review: comprising the best articles in that ...

Maurice Cross - 1835
...conflict, and begin to coalesce. And at length a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be * Orlando FurioBO, Canto 43. free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...conflict, and begin to coalesce. And at length a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be * Orlando Furioso, Canto 43. free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, Volume 1

Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - Literary Criticism - 1840 - 568 pages
...ought to be * Orlando Furioso, Canto 43. free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim ia worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1843
...conflict, and begin to coalesce. And at length a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim! If men are to. wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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The New Englander, Volume 6

Social sciences - 1848
...brilliancy leads many to overlook his profound political philosophy. " Many politicians of our time arc in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition,...not to go into the water till he had learned to swim I If men are to wait for liberty till they have become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 1

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1844
...conflict, and begin to coalesce. And at length a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...the old story, who resolved not to go into the water until he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery,...
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Recollections of Mexico

Waddy Thompson - Mexico - 1846 - 304 pages
...conflict, and begin to coalesce ; at length a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. " Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty, till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 758 pages
...conflict, and begin to coalesce. And at length a system of justice and onler is educed out of the chaos. er about the transactions in his family, flew into...proceeded to invent stories which might justify its a am fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 6

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1848
...the words of a writer, whose brilliancy leads many to overlook his profound political philosophy. " Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...go into the water till he had learned to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they have become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait forever....
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