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" a corporation has neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned. "
The United States Democratic Review - Page 410
by Conrad Swackhamer - 1846
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Sketches of the Irish Bar, Volume 1

Richard Lalor Sheil - Ireland - 1854 - 388 pages
...allude to what was really a shocking occurrence. A Corporation has been defined to be " a thing having neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned." With this definition before him, Mr. O'Connell did not imagine that he exceeded the limits of public...
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The Reliques of Father Prout ...

Francis Sylvester Mahony - Italian poetry - 1860 - 578 pages
...unproductive Trin. Coll. Dub. ; he may defy the lloyal Irish Academy, a learned assembly, which, alas ! has neither a body to be kicked, nor a soul to be damned ; and may rest secure of the applause which sterling merit challenges from every freeboru inhabitant...
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The reliques of Father Prout

1860
...unproductive Trin. Coll. Dub. ; he may defy the Eoyal Irish Academy, a learned assembly, which, alas ! has neither a body to be kicked, nor a soul to be damned ; and may rest secure of the applause which sterling merit challenges from every freeborn inhabitant...
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A positivist primer: being a series of familiar conversations on the ...

David Goodman Croly - Foreign Language Study - 1871 - 141 pages
...for this wide-spread evil is individual responsibility. The corporation, as has been well said, has neither " a body to be kicked, nor a soul to be damned." Twelve men, who in their personal relations are honest and upright, associated together in a Board,...
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Work amongst working-men

Jane Ellice Hopkins - 1879
...of individual responsibility which Sydney Smith characterized in his caustic remark, that ' they had neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned.' Turn which way you will that is to say if the vested interests permitted us to turn at all, which...
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The True Principles of Legislation: With Regard to Property Given for ...

Courtney Stanhope Kenny - Charity laws and legislation - 1880 - 280 pages
...even more evident than at the time when it was coarsely embodied in the aphorism that " Corporations have neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned." Both legislators and administrators have laid the lesson to heart. " It has been the current of modern...
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The Works of Father Prout: (the Rev. Francis Mahony).

Francis Sylvester Mahony - Authors, Irish - 1881 - 502 pages
...unproductive Trin. Coll. Dub. ; he may defy the Royal Irish Academy, a learned assembly, which, alas ! has neither a body to be kicked, nor a soul to be damned ; and may rest secure of the applause which sterling merit challenges from every frceborn inhabitant...
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The Herring and the Herring Fishery: With Chapters on Fishes and Fishing ...

John William De Caux - Herring fisheries - 1881 - 159 pages
...the law, and acted in such a manner as to give rise to the well-known saying, that "a corporation has neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned." From the earliest times Great Yarmouth had 94 " Heyning Money " claimed and received annually from...
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Forensic anecdotes; or, Humour and curiosities of the law. By Jacob Larwood

Herman Diederik J. van Schevichaven - 1882
...serve the purposes of the law. IMMORTAL WITHOUT A SOUL. CORPORATION has been defined as a thing having neither a body to be kicked, nor a soul to be damned. It would seem that no argument is necessary to prove the latter part of this legal action. Chief Baron...
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Speeches of Lord Randolph Churchill: with a sketch of his life

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill - 1885 - 272 pages
...to give you time. He has got to do with a local body, a corporation, which, as people say, has got neither a body to be kicked nor a soul to be damned, whose only business is to collect taxes, and which would sell him out ruthlessly on the day that he...
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