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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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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...only mystery of able men. Mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones.—Chesterfield. 821. 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.—Burke. 822. good company,...
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The Works of Edmund Burke ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1839
...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...generally the result of a selfish temper and confined viewsi People will not look forward to posterity. who never look Tmckward to their ancestors. Besides,^...
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Review of the session, speech on August 23, 1839, Volume 1

John Singleton Copley (1st baron Lyndhurst.) - 1839
...; and a People inheriting privileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of Ancestors." " 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. Besides, the People...
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The Works of Edmund Burke ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1839
...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 the happy effect cf following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it. A spirit of innovation is generally...
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Results of Reading

James Stamford Caldwell - Literature and morals - 1843 - 351 pages
...leads nowhere : Gthly, He was reckoned a fine writer, and seemed always to mean more than he said. 2 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 back to their ancestors. The people of England well...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...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 Wisdom and Genius of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: Illustrated in a ...

Peter Burke - 1845 - 426 pages
...inheritingprivileges, franchises, and liberties, from a long line of ancestors. The 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 1 W. and M. c backward to their ancestors. Besides,...
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Shilling Magazine VOL.VI.July-December

Douglas Jerrold's - 1847
...all the Whigs — Edmund Burke. Speaking of our Constitution, he says : " This policy appears to me the result of -profound reflection; or rather the...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. . . . Our political...
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DOUGLAS JERROLD'S SHILLING MAGAZINE

DOUGLAS JERROLD - 1847
...all the Whigs — Edmund Burke. Speaking of our Constitution, he says : " This policy appears to me the result of profound reflection; or rather the happy...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. . . . Our political...
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Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, Volume 6

Douglas William Jerrold - 1847
...all the Whigs — Edmund Burke. Speaking of our Constitution, he says : " This policy appears to me the result of profound reflection; or rather the happy...result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. . . . Our political...
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