The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Том 16

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Сторінка 417 - There is one thing, and one thing only, which defies all mutation, — that which existed before the world, and will survive the fabric of the world itself: I mean justice, — that justice which, emanating from the Divinity, has a place in the breast of every one of us...
Сторінка 416 - My Lords, at this awful close, in the name of the Commons, and surrounded by them, I attest the retiring, I attest the advancing generations, between which, as a link in the great chain of eternal order, we stand.
Сторінка 417 - My Lords, your House yet stands ; it stands as a great edifice ; but let me say, that it stands in the midst of ruins ; in the midst of the ruins, that have been made by the greatest moral earthquake that ever convulsed and shattered this globe of ours.
Сторінка 418 - ... if it should happen that your lordships, stripped of all the decorous distinctions of human society, should, by hands at once base and cruel, be led to those scaffolds and machines of murder upon which great kings and glorious queens have shed their blood, amidst the prelates, amidst the nobles, amidst the magistrates, who supported their thrones — may you in those moments feel that consolation which I am persuaded they felt in the critical moments of their dreadful agony!
Сторінка 409 - Company shall be at such time engaged by any subsisting treaty to defend or guarantee), either to declare war or commence hostilities, or enter into any treaty for making war, against any of the country princes or states...
Сторінка 420 - ... monarchy, together with the ancient laws and liberties of this great and illustrious Kingdom, may you stand as unimpeached in honor as in power ; may you stand, not as a substitute for virtue, but as an ornament of virtue, as a security for virtue ; may you stand long, and long stand the terror of tyrants ; may you stand the refuge of afflicted Nations ; may you stand a sacred temple, for the perpetual residence of an inviolable justice ! 62.
Сторінка 55 - SIR : When this note is delivered to you by Hoolas Roy, I have to desire that you order the two prisoners to be put in irons, keeping them from all food, etc., agreeably to my instructions of yesterday.
Сторінка 436 - Sir, that the great contests for freedom in this country were from the earliest times chiefly upon the question of taxing. Most of the contests in the ancient commonwealths turned primarily on the right of election of magistrates, or on the balance among the several orders of the state.
Сторінка 417 - ... to some of those frightful changes which we have seen — if it should happen that your lordships, stripped of all the decorous distinctions of human society, should, by hands at once base and cruel, be led to those scaffolds and machines of murder, upon which great kings and glorious queens have shed their blood, amidst the prelates, amidst the nobles, amidst the magistrates who supported their thrones, may you in those moments feel that consolation which I am persuaded they felt in the critical...
Сторінка 420 - I trust you will — together with the fortune of this ancient monarchy, together with the ancient laws and liberti^s of this great and illustrious kingdom, may you stand as unimpeached in honor as in power ; may you stand, not...

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