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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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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - Great Britain - 1908 - 781 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. . . . Would it not,...
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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - Great Britain - 1908 - 781 pages
...from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection,—or rather the happy effect of following Nature, which...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. . . . The French Would...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...God's help and Christ's example we may have the victory of Uethscmane. — K. É. Chapín. INNOVATION. tious in not wearing black.— .SeWen. Open biographical volumes whereveryou please, and the m will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. — Burke. It will...
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Selections of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - Philosophy, English - 1909 - 443 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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 24

Charles William Eliot - Aesthetics - 1909 - 421 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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English Prose: Eighteenth century

Sir Henry Craik - English literature - 1911
...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 back to their ancestors. Besides, the people of England...
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ARISTOCRACY AND JUSTICE

PAUL ELMER MORE - 1915
...experience of the false, yet having himself a mind that grasped at general principles, he turned to " the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." In that "discipline of nature" he looked for the genuine guidance of society, and one of the memorable...
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Aristocracy and Justice: Shelburne Essays, Ninth Series, Volume 9

Paul Elmer More - American literature - 1915 - 242 pages
...renders a of the false, yet having himself a mind that grasped at general principles, he turned to "the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." In that "discipline of nature" he looked for the genuine guidance of society, and one of the memorable...
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Shelburne Essays: Aristocracy and justice

Paul Elmer More - English literature - 1915
...experience of the false, yet having himself a mind that grasped at general principles, he turned to "the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." In that "discipline of nature" he looked for the genuine guidance of society, and one of the memorable...
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A Study in the Thought of Addison, Johnson and Burke

Lilian Beeson Brownfield - English literature - 1904 - 131 pages
...8. evident from passages in The Reflections on the Revolution in France.1 "This policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection ; or rather...the result of a selfish temper and confined views. The people will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides,...
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