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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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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 679 pages
...inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to me ion as a primary object of patriotic desire. Is there... Greenlaw Edwin Almiron" Edwin Almiron Greenlaw( will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. Besides, the people...
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Burke, Paine, Godwin, and the Revolution Controversy

Marilyn Butler - Fiction - 1984 - 260 pages
Analysis of the great Revolution debate of late eighteenth century England, inspired by the French Revolution, reveals how the passions of oppositional writers were ...
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Wordsworth's Second Nature: A Study of the Poetry and Politics

James Chandler - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 313 pages
...of comment to second-nature thinking as soon as Burke goes on to add that "this policy appears to me to be the result of profound reflection, — or rather...which is wisdom without reflection, and above it. " But it would be quibbling to insist on the one rubric over the other. Insofar as Burkean "tradition"...
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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7: The Old ...

John W. Boyer, Keith M. Baker - History - 1987 - 465 pages
The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new ...
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Radical Literary Education: A Classroom Experiment with Wordsworth's "Ode"

Jeffrey Cane Robinson - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 201 pages
...exert over Wordsworth a calming and restorative influence; and the poet experienced what Burke called "the happy effect of following Nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." 5 A revolutionary age and temperament is characterized by disruptions and passions; Burke ascribed...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 262 pages
...Burke, whose social views rest on a religious foundation very different from Hume's, speaks like Hume of "the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it" (Reflections 119). A common investment in perpetuating the social order explains the remarkable similarity...
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Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications

Daniel E Ritchie - Philosophy - 1990 - 291 pages
...Burke reminds one at times of the antiintellectual side of Rousseau: when, for instance, he speaks of the "happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection and above « it.' The resemblance is, however, only superficial. The wisdom that Rousseau proclaimed was not above reflection...
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Edmund Burke

Peter James Stanlis - 1967 - 129 pages
...was skeptical of the claims of such innovators, who were often the vanguard to radical revolution: "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."45 Burke claimed that...
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Revolution und Gegenrevolution 1789-1830: zur geistigen Auseinandersetzung ...

Roger Dufraisse, Elisabeth Müller-Luckner - Deutschland - History - 1991 - 274 pages
...Bewegung nicht von oben gesteuert, sondern von unten getragen wurde. Wenn Burke kategorisch erklärte: „A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper, and confined views"10, so hätte Pestalozzi ob derart ungebrochen konservativer Selbstzufriedenheit, die ihm von...
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