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" A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. "
The public and private life of His late...Majesty, George the Third ... - Page 79
by Robert Huish - 1821 - 724 pages
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Extracts from English literature

John Rolfe - History - 1867 - 383 pages
...reformation. And lastly, that the novelty though it be not rejected yet be held for a suspect. BACON. Essays. A SPIRIT of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. BURKE. CUSTOM. CUSTOM...
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Reflections on the revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain ...

Edmund Burke - 1868
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...result of a selfish temper, and confined views. People will not look foward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people...
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English Grammar for Beginners

Stephen Watkins Clark - English language - 1873 - 192 pages
...EXAMPLES. 1. Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. GIBBON. 2. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. BUKKE. 3. High on...
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Select British Eloquence: Embracing the Best Speeches Entire, of the Most ...

Chauncey Allen Goodrich - Great Britain - 1875 - 947 pages
...privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The policy appears to me to bo the result of profound reflection, or, rather, the...the result of a selfish temper and confined views. Pcnple will not look forward to po$tcrily, who never look backward to their ancestor!. Besides, the...
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - Readers - 1876 - 636 pages
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...result of a selfish temper, and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Quotations, English - 1876 - 764 pages
...he that is hurt, for a wrong, and imputeth it to the author. LORD BACON: Essay XXV., Of Innovations. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. BURKE : Reflections...
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Burke: Select Works

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1877
...franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. i W. and M. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection; or rather...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people...
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Burke, Select Works: Reflections on the revolution in France. 1881

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1881
...franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. I W. and M. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and con- ^1 J ^ fined views. People wiLLaet-lookforward-tQ rjosteritVjjwho *> e never look j)ack-ward to...
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The cabinet of Irish literature, with biogr. sketches and literary notices ...

Charles Anderton Read - 1879
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection; or rather...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. It leaves acquisition...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 752 pages
...he that is hurt, for a wrong, and imputelh it to the author. LORD BACON: Essay XXV., Of Innovations. able in conversation and common lile. Great talents, such will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. BURKE : Reflections...
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