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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volumen4
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Vista de fragmentos - 1968
alliance allies already appeared Assembly Austria authority become believed body Burke carried Catholic cause character Church classes Commons complete conduct Constitution continued course Court danger debt desired directed doctrine duty effect Emperor England English established Europe existing expressed extreme favour followed force foreign France French give Government hand House importance increased influence interest King King's less letters Lord maintained measure ment minister nature necessary never object obtained once opinion opposition Paris Parliament party passed peace period person Pitt Poland political popular position possible present Prince Prince of Wales principles probably produced proposed Prussia question reason reform refused relating religious represented respect royal says secure seemed showed soon sovereign speech spirit success taken tion trade treaty true whole wrote
Página 464 - Our political system is placed in a just correspondence and symmetry with the order of the world, and with the mode of existence decreed to a permanent body composed of transitory parts; wherein, by the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race...
Página 466 - We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason ; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations, and of ages.
Página 464 - To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed towards a love to our country, and to mankind.
Página 467 - The nature of man is intricate, the objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity, and therefore no simple disposition or direction of power can be suitable either to man's nature or to the quality of his affairs.
Página 467 - ... it is with infinite caution that any man ought to venture upon pulling down an edifice which has answered in any tolerable degree for ages the common purposes of society, or on building it up again, without having models and patterns of approved utility before his eyes.
Página 526 - If a great change is to be made in human affairs, the minds of men will be fitted to it ; the general opinions and feelings will draw that way. Every fear, every hope will forward it; and then they who persist in opposing this mighty current in human affairs, will appear rather to resist the decrees of Providence itself, than the mere designs of men.
Página 465 - You see, Sir, that in this enlightened age I am bold enough to confess that we are generally men of untaught feelings : that, instead of casting away all our old prejudices, we cherish them to a very considerable degree...
Página 175 - The others, the infidels, are outlaws of the constitution; not of this country, but of the human race. They are never, never to be supported, never to be tolerated. Under the systematic attacks of these people, I see some of the props of good government already begin to fail ; I see propagated principles, which will not leave to religion even a toleration. I see myself sinking every day under the attacks of these wretched people — How shall I arm myself against them?