Burke Volume 1 (Paperback)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... 1. 3. These attempts will naturally vary in their mode, according to times and circumstances. 'Seldom have two ages the same fashion in their pretexts and the same modes of mischief. Wickedness is a little more inventive. Whilst you are discussing fashion, the fashion is gone by. The very same vice assumes a new body. The spirit transmigrates; and far from losing its principle of life by the change of its appearance, it is renovated in its new organs with the fresh vigour of a juvenile activity.' And so further in Burke's very best style, vol. ii. ubi sup. 1. 7-Furniture of ancient tyranny, &c. 'You will find nothing in their houses but the refuse of Knave's Acre: nothing but the rotten stuff, &c. Sic. It is nearly two thousand years since it has been observed thar these devices of ambition, avarice, and turbulence, were antiquated.' Appeal from New to Old Whigs. 'They have totally abandoned the shattered and oldfashioned fortress of Prerogative, ' Sec., infra, p. 55. 1. 10. to fall into the identical snare. 'The unpitied calamity of being repeatedly caught in the same snare, ' infra, p. 79. 'Oh, foolish Israel never warned by ill I Still the same bait, and circumvented still ' Drydcn, Absalom and Achitophel. 1. 13. ship-money. See Hallam, Constitutional History, ch. viii. An Extension of the Forest Laws. As by Charles I. See Hallam, ibid; Macaulay, History of England, i. 195 (of Clarendon). 1. 17. Exaction of two hundred pullets, &c. 'Uxor Hugonis de Nevill dat Domino Regi ducentas gallinas, eo quod possit jacere una nocte cum Domino suo Hugone de Nevill.' Madox, Hist. Exch. c. xiii. p. 326. (Burke.) 1. 19. Every age has its own manners, Sec. Burke sums up, as usual with him, in a single sentence, the conclusions of the two preceding...

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