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Essays: Political, Historical and Miscellaneous - Page 471
by Sir Archibald Alison - 1850 - 2060 pages
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - Political Science - 1997 - 702 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honor, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which...
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - Fiction - 1998 - 656 pages
...the glowing eloquence of his valediction to the spirit of chivalry. "It is gone," cries Mr. Burke; "that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour,...ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice lost half ils evil by losing all its grossness." In the last clause of this beautiful sentence we have...
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The British Monarchy and the French Revolution

Marilyn Morris - History - 1998 - 229 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprize is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle,...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone. It is gone, that sensibility of principle,...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost...
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Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook 1700-1820

Emma Clery, Robert Miles - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 306 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle,...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost...
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Allegories of Union in Irish and English Writing, 17901870: Politics ...

Mary Jean Corbett - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 228 pages
In this book, Mary Jean Corbett explores fictional and non-fictional representations of Ireland's relationship with England throughout the nineteenth century. Through ...
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The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American ...

Linda Raine Robertson - History - 2003 - 481 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defense of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle,...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity. This mixed system of opinion and sentiment had its origin in the ancient...
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Chivalry and Romance in the English Renaissance

Alex Davis - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 263 pages
...sophisters, oeconomists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever ... It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost...
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Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime

Luke Gibbons - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 304 pages
...oeconomists, and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever. . . It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost...
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The Vagabond

George Walker - Fiction - 2004 - 389 pages
...unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroick enterprize is gone! It is gone, that sensibility of principle,...felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated society, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half...
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