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" I cannot stand forward, and give praise or blame to any thing which relates to human actions, and human concerns, on a simple view of the object, as it stands, stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction.... "
The British Prose Writers - Page 11
1821
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The Wisdom of Burke: Extracts from His Speeches and Writings

Edmund Burke - 1886 - 261 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.—Reflect, on Rev. in France. I never govern myself, no rational man ever did govern himself,...
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The Historical Basis of Modern Europe (1760-1815): An Introductory Study to ...

Archibald Weir - 1886 - 616 pages
...a political character nor to neglect those of an economical nature. " Circumstances," said Burke, " are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." The tendency of industrial development has been to invest with social importance all those members...
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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke - 1890 - 484 pages
...simple view of the object as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...government, as well as liberty, is good ; yet could II, in common sense, ten years ago, have felicitated France on her enjoyment of a government (for she...
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Occam's Razor: The Application of a Principle to Political Economy, to the ...

Francis William Bain - 1890 - 179 pages
...law, it is not a true general law. Now, this is of vital importance. ' Circumstances,' says Burke, ' which with some gentlemen pass for nothing, give in...distinguishing colour and discriminating effect.' Well would it have been for those who have written on Evolution if they had weighed these words. But...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 18

1891
...measure of an analogous kind in Ireland. Here, however, we should bear in mind the remark of Burke, ' the circumstances are what render every civil and...political scheme, beneficial or noxious to mankind;' and in this matter there is a striking difference between the circumstances of the greater and the...
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The Foundations of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - 1893 - 371 pages
...Ttacany (who afterwards mounted the Imperial throne), and by the ambassador of the Empress Queen. (d) Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. (d) If it is true, as this new teacher says, that the artist is the...
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The Foundations of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - 1893 - 375 pages
...afterwards mounted the Imperial throne), and by the ambassador of the Empress Queen. (d) Circurnxtancex (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. (d) If it is true, as this new teacher says, that the artist is the...
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The Advancement of Learning, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1895
...simple view of the object as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. " — Reflections on the Revolution in France. 6. an uniformity of method, Bacon is alluding to the...
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The French Revolution and English Literature: Lectures Delivered in ...

Edward Dowden - 1897 - 285 pages
...she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all." " Circumstances," he writes again, " (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil or political scheme...
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Writings and Speeches, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - 1901
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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