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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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Present Irish Questions: By William O'Connor Morris

William O'Connor Morris - 1901 - 436 pages
...blown to the winds, when put to the test. But ' the circumstances,' to adopt the words of Burke, ' are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind ; ' * what were the circumstances in the present instance ? England and Catholic Ireland had been long...
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Hume, Volume 7

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1902 - 216 pages
...effects." " Circumstances," he says, never weary of laying down his great notion of political method, "give, in reality, to every political principle its...render every civil and political scheme beneficial or obnoxious to mankind." This is at once the weapon with which he would have defended his own consistency,...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1905 - 404 pages
...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 cir25 cumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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Burke's Speech on American Taxation

Edmund Burke - 1905 - 88 pages
...a man's opinion of the Revolution should be formed slowly, upon knowledge of the circumstances, for "circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." * Not all kinds of liberty are worthy of approval, — only a manly, moral, regulated liberty. The...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 39; Volume 102

1884
...every political principle its distinguishing color 1884. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF GAMBETTA. March, and discriminating effect ; the circumstances are...render every civil and political scheme beneficial or obnoxious to mankind. Every problem, for Gambetta, allowed of a positive solution, not necessarily...
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The Romantic Revolt

Charles Edwyn Vaughan - 1907 - 507 pages
...study of literature. For all of these, each in its own way, it is as true as it is for politics that " circumstances, which with some gentlemen pass for nothing, give in reality to every principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect." And it is on an ever-deepening conviction...
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Periods of European Literature, Volume 10

George Saintsbury - 1907
...study of literature. For all of these, each in its own way, it is as true as it is for politics that " circumstances, which with some gentlemen pass for nothing, give in reality to every principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect." And it is on an ever-deepening conviction...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - 1919 - 679 pages
...simple view of the object as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude color, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer on Charges Made Against Dept. of Justice ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules - 1920
...view of the object, as it stands stripped of ••very 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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Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer on Charges Made Against Department of ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules - 1920 - 726 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of «'\ery 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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