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" When we know the full extent of any danger, when we can accustom our eyes to it, a great deal of the apprehension vanishes. Every one will be sensible of this who considers how greatly night adds to our dread in all cases of danger, and how much the notions... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Page 107
by Edmund Burke - 1806
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1756
...-anything very terrible, obscurity1 seems in /general to be necessary. When we know the full extent of any danger, when we can accustom our eyes to it, a great...popular tales concerning such sorts of beings. Those despotic governments, which are founded on the passions of men, and principally upon the passion of...
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A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and ...

Edmund Burke - 1787
...confiders how greatly night adds to our dread, in all cafes of danger, and how much the notions of, ghofts and goblins, of which none can form clear ideas, affecT:...which give credit to the popula.r tales concerning fuch forts of beings. Thofe defpotic governments, which are founded on the paffions of men, and principally...
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The works of ... Edmund Burke [ed. by W. King and F. Laurence].

Edmund Burke - 1792
...confiders how greatly night adds to our dread, in all cafes of danger, and how much the notions of ghofts and goblins, of which none can form clear ideas, affect...which give credit to the popular tales concerning fuch forts of beings. Thole defpotic governments, which are founded on the paffions of men, and principally...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1792
...confiders how greatly night adds to our dread, in all cafes of danger, and how much the notions of ghofts and goblins, of which none can form clear ideas, affect...which give credit to the popular tales concerning fuch forts of beings. Thofe defpotic governments, which are founded on the paffions of men, and principally...
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The Beauties of the Late Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Selected from ..., Volume 2

Edmund Burke - 1798
...confiders how greatly night adds to our dread, in all cafes of danger, and how much the notions of ghofts and goblins} of which none can form clear ideas, affect...which give credit to the popular tales concerning fuch forts of beings. Thofe defpotic governments, which are founded on the paffions of men, and principally...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1803
...confiders how greatly night adds to our dread, in all cafes of danger, and how much the notions of ghofts and goblins, of which none can form clear ideas, affect...which give credit to the popular tales concerning fuch forts of beings. Thofe defpotick governments, which are founded on the paffions of men, and principally...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...general to be necessary. When we know the full extent of any danger, when we can accustom ourselves to it, a great deal of the apprehension vanishes....popular tales concerning such sorts of beings. Those despotic governments which are founded on the passions of men, and principally upon the passion of...
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A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and ...

Edmund Burke - 1827
...thing very terrible, obscurity* seems in general to be necessary. When we know the full extent of any danger, when we can accustom our eyes to it, a great...popular tales concerning such sorts of beings. Those despotic governments which are founded on the passions of men, and principally upon the passion of...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 1-37; Volumes 1827-1846

English literature - 1827
...wildernesses." Burke observes upon obscurity, that it is necessary to make any thing terrible, and notices " how much the notions of ghosts and goblins, of which...the popular tales concerning such sorts of beings." He represents also, that no person " seems better to have understood the secret of heightening, or...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834 - 2 pages
...thing very terrible, obscurity! seems in general to be necessary. When we know the full extent of any danger, when we can accustom our eyes to it, a great...form clear ideas, affect minds which give credit to die popular tales concerning such sorts of beings. Those despotick governments, which are founded on...
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