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" Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could, Not kings alone, not ecclesiastic pride, But Parliaments, and all mankind beside. "
Jure Divino: a Satyr: In Twelve Books - Page 108
by Daniel Defoe, Author of The True-born-Englishman - 1706 - 280 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a ..., Volume 1

Walter Wilson - Authors, English - 1830
...several lines from the poem, in which are to be found the following " Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could. In vain bold heroes venture to redeem A people willing more to sink than swim ; The other pamphlet...
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SPEECH AND WRITINGS OF Hon. THOMAS F. MARSHALL

1858
...he was a candidate for Congress, and in it he said : (This is charming :) " There is such a tincture in the blood That all men would be tyrants if they could. And if they did not their neighbor devour, It is not from want of will? but want of power/' And there...
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An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History and Literature, Volume 7

Edward Arber - English literature - 1883
...the argument confute, Where Power prevails, and no man dares dispute ? Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be Tyrants, if they could ! Not Kings alone, not Ecclesiastic pride; But Parliaments ! and all mankind beside. All men, like...
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Early history of Vermont, Volume 2

La Fayette Wilbur - Vermont - 1900
...which, it is supposed, led to the writing of the following lines, viz : ''Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could. If they forbear their neighbors to devour, -Tis not for want of will, but want of power." On the expulsion...
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Later Stuart Tracts

George Atherton Aitken - Great Britain - 1903 - 404 pages
...argument confute, Where Power prevails, and no man dares dispute ? . Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be Tyrants, if they could ! Not Kings alone, not Ecclesiastic pride; But Parliaments ! and all mankind beside. All men, like...
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Defoes Gesellschaftskonzeption

Klaus Degering - Literary Criticism - 1977 - 512 pages
...2.1. Das Verständnis von 'Gesellschaft' 2.1.1. Ursprung und Funktion "Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could: If they forbear their neighbours to devour, 'Tis not for want of will, but want of power; • « •...
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Wit and Wisdom: A Public Affairs Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Political science - 1982 - 357 pages
...lines with which the German Communist Party used to close its meetings. Nature has left this tincture in the blood That all men would be tyrants if they could. DANIEL DEFOE Hobbes, in 'Leviathan', emphasized that a perpetual and restless desire for power was...
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English Historical Documents, 1660-1714

David Charles Douglas, Andrew Browning - History - 1996 - 966 pages
...the argument confute, Where power prevails, and no man dare dispute t Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could, Not kings alone, not ecclesiastic pride, But Parliaments, and all mankind beside. All men, like Phaeton,...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...to have your trouble doubled. 2737 The History of the Kentish Petitlon Nature has left this tincture ! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have 2738 A Hymn to the Pillory Actions receive their tincture from the times. And as they change are virtues...
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Dictatorship

Paul Dowswell - Dictatorship - 2005 - 48 pages
...totalitarian govemments, and the crushing effect this has on the human spirit. Nature has left this tincture in the blood, that all men would be tyrants if they could. JV The eighteenth-century novelist and joumalist Daniel Defoe saw dictatorship as a natural but base...
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