THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HOMORABLE EDMUND BURKE

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Seite 260 - Will you. to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by the law? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?
Seite 52 - Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
Seite 123 - AN ACT DECLARING THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF THE SUBJECT, AND SETTLING THE SUCCESSION OF THE CROWN.
Seite 77 - the most stupendous and glorious edifice of liberty which had been erected on the foundation of human integrity in any time or country," he afterwards, when pushed by Mr.
Seite 169 - In a state of rude nature there is no such thing as a people. A number of men in themselves have no collective capacity. The idea of a people, is the idea of a corporation. It is wholly artificial, and made, like all other legal fictions, by common agreement.
Seite 155 - But, after all, what is this metaphor called a crown, or rather what is monarchy? Is it a thing, or is it a name, or is it a fraud? Is it a "contrivance of human wisdom," or of human craft to obtain money from a nation under specious pretences?
Seite 272 - Regna bellaque per Gallias semper fuere, donec in nostrum ius concederetis. nos , quamquam totiens lacessiti, iure victoriae id solum vobis addidimus quo pacem tueremur. nam neque quies gentium sine armis neque arma sine stipendiis neque stipendia sine tributis haberi queunt.
Seite 305 - It was a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance; and as well fitted for the oppression, impoverishment and degradation of a people, and the debasement, in them, of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man.
Seite 158 - Mankind will then scarcely believe that a country calling itself free would send to Holland for a man, and clothe him with power on purpose to put themselves in fear of him, and give him almost a million sterling a year for leave to submit themselves and their posterity, like bondmen and bondwomen, for ever.
Seite 138 - The nation kept the same ranks, the same orders, the same privileges, the same franchises, the same rules for property, the same subordinations, the same order in the law, in the revenue, and in the magistracy ; the same lords, the same commons, the same corporations, the same electors.

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