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" The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes : and in proportion as they are metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be discerned. "
The Constitution Under Social Justice - Page xviii
by Antonio Rosmini - 2007 - 191 pages
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Maxims and opinions, moral, political and economical, with characters, from ...

Edmund Burke - 1804
...others might be totally neglected, or perhaps materially injured, by the overcare of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. Th6 rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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Letters from France, in 1802, Volume 2

Henry Redhead Yorke - France - 1804
...observation respecting his " Age of * Again ! What will Mr. Paine now alledge against Mr. Burke's " and in proportion as they are metaphysically trueğ they are morally and politically false." Reason," Reason," the publication of which I said had lost, him the good opinion of numbers...
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Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in Certain ...

Edmund Burke - 1814 - 246 pages
...might be totally neglected, or perhaps materially injured, by the over-care of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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Maxims, Opinions and Characters, Moral, Political, and Economical, Volume 2

Edmond Burke - English literature - 1815
...others might be totally negJected, or perhaps materially injured, by the overcare of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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Thoughts on the Abolition of the Slave Trade: And Civilization of Africa ...

Joseph Marryat - Slave trade - 1816 - 235 pages
...near. With them, Africa is every thing; Great Britain, nothing. The pretended rights contended for by these theorists, are all extremes; and in proportion,...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. Although nothing appears more reasonable and laudable, than our making all mankind as free,...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 21

British prose literature - 1821
...might be totally neglected, or, perhaps, materially injured, by the over-care of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes;...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...might be totally neglected, or perhaps materially injured, by the over-care of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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The Beauties of Burke: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1828 - 160 pages
...might be totally neglected, or perhaps materially injured, by the over-care of a favourite member. The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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Remarks on the use and abuse of some political terms

sir George Cornewall Lewis (2nd bart.) - 1832
...French Revolution, is in answer to those who maintained the doctrine of the natural rights of men. " The pretended rights of these theorists are all extremes...metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volumes 1-2

Bela Bates Edwards - Theology - 1833
...or mathematically, true moral denominations, ut the pretended rights of these theorists are all in extremes ; and in proportion as they are metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. These metaphysic rights, entering into common life, like rays of light which pierce into a dense...
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