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" How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous, is the opinion, that laws can do every thing ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, that measures, not men, are to be attended to... "
Inchiquin the Jesuit's Letters, During a Late Residence in the United States ... - Pagina 66
door Charles Jared Ingersoll - 1810 - 165 pagina’s
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

1811
...gnit tt la ftrmtte d un ,«,( hmmt, <l"i luttt coatrc Its /«>£« * '* KUltitudt. Ei- ™r la Morun. And the late Mr Fox expresses a similar sentiment...to/' Hist, of James II. introd. p. 14. So too the philosophising poet, dilating indeed the sentiment with a poet's license, exclaims, Of forms of government...
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A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second: With an ...

Charles James Fox - 1808 - 201 pagina’s
...administration, which all the so much admired checks of the constitution were not able to prevent. How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous, is the opinion, that laws...it, that measures, not men, are to be attended to! A'lministra- The first years of this reign, under the administras'outhamp tion of Southampton and Clarendon,...
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The Literary Panorama, Volume 4

1808
...administration, which all these much admired checks of tlyj constitution were not able to preveni. How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous is the opinion, that laws can do every thing'! and bow weak and pernicious ihe maxim fouruled upon it, that measures, not' ineii, are to be attended to...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on ..., Volume 4

1808
...prevent. How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous, is the opinion, that law* can do every tiling ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, that measures, not men, arc to be attended to !" P. 20 — 22. After the fall of Clarendon, the king entered into his career...
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The Annual review and history of literature, A. Aiken ed, Volume 7

Arthur Aikin - 1809
...administration, which all the so much admired checks of ihe constitution were not able to prevent. How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous is the opinion, that laws can do every tiling ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, that meatures, not men, are to be attended...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...

Thomas Bayly Howell - 1810
...administration, which all the so much admired checks of the constitution were not able to prevent. How vain then, how idle, how presumptuous, is the opinion, that laws...every thing ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim rounded upon it, tint measures, not men, are to be attended to."— Fox's Hist, of the Reign of James...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and ..., Volume 50

Edmund Burke - 1810
...not able to prevent. How vain -then, how idle, liiMV presumptuous, is the opinion, that laws can du every thing ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, that measure«, not men, are to be attended to! " The first years of this reign, under the administration...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 50

Edmund Burke - 1810
...v. inch al! the so much admired checks of the constitution were not able to prevent. How ?ain then, how idle, how presumptuous, is the opinion, that laws can do every thiug ! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, th.it measures, not men. are to be attended...
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A Vindication of Mr. Fox's History of the Early Part of the Reign of James ...

Samuel Heywood - 1811 - 424 pagina’s
...of the con" stitution were not able to prevent," and then he draws this conclusion. " How vain then, how idle, " how presumptuous is the opinion, that...it, that measures not men are " to be attended to." That laws alone cannot afford security is no where stated to arise from the government being monarchical....
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An Alphabetical Digest of the Public Statute Law of South-Carolina, Volume 1

Joseph Brevard, South Carolina - 1814
...imperfection of human constitutions ! How vain, howidle, how presumptuous is the opinion that laws do every thing! and how weak and pernicious the maxim founded upon it, that measures, and not men, are to be attended to !" » The oppression of an obscure individual, one Francis 'Jenks,...
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