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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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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 pages
...EXAMPLES. 1. Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. — G-IBBON. 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 backward to their ancestors. — BUKKE. 3. High on...
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Laconics: or, The best words of the best authors

John Timbs - Reference - 1856
...not, according to the charity of those into whose hands it shall happen to fall. — Sterne. DCXXXV. 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. — Burhe. DCXXXVL Education...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 pages
...EXAMPLES. 1. Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. — GIBBON. 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 backward to their ancestors. — BURKE. 3. High on...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...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...reflection, and above it. A spirit of innovation is geneENGLISH REVERENCE FOR ANTIQUITY. 357 rally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People...
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The prose and prose writers of Britain, from Chaucer to Ruskin

Robert Demaus - 1860
...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...reflection, and above it. A spirit of innovation is geneENGLISH REVERENCE FOR ANTIQUITY. 357 rally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...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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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 536 pages
...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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A manual of English literature, and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1863 - 536 pages
...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 American Law Register, Volume 3

Law - 1864
...them. This is the way to serve your country, and to make her great, flourishing, and respected ; " the happy effect of following nature, which is wisdom without reflection, and above it." The members of the profession, then, must, as a body, take upon them the office and duties of the Sexviri...
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The works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Philosophy - 1865
...privileges, franchises, and liberties from (a long line of ancestors. This policy appears to mo to bo 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. Besides, the people...
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