The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Nide 5

F & C. Rivington, 1803

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Sivu 77 - all and fingular the rights and liberties afferted " and declared are the true ancient and indubitable " rights and liberties of the people of this king" dom." You will obferve, that from magna charta to * i W. and M. the declaration of right, it has been the! uniform policy of our conftitution to
Sivu 149 - the fentiments which beautify and foften private fociety, are to be diflblved by this new conquering empire of light and reafon. All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off. All the fuperadded ideas, furnifhed from the wardrobe of a moral imagination, which the heart owns, and the
Sivu 149 - of things, a king is but a man, a queen is but a woman; a woman is but an animal; and an animal not of the higheft order. All homage paid to the fex in general as fuch, and without diftincl views, is to be regarded as romance and folly. Regicide, and parricide, and facrilege, are but
Sivu 148 - is gone, that fenfibility of principle, that chaftity of honour, which felt a ftain like a wound, which infpired courage whilft it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itfelf loft half its evil, by
Sivu 182 - be taken up for a little temporary intereft, and to be diffolved by the fancy of the parties. It is to be looked on with other reverence; becaufe it is not a partnerfhip in things fubfervient only to the grofs animal exiftence of a temporary and
Sivu 150 - mind would be difpofed to relifh. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. But power, of fome kind or other, will furvive the fhock in which manners and opinions perifh; and it will find other and worfe means for its fupport. The ufurpation which, in order to fubvert
Sivu 119 - authority, and direction which each individual ought to have in the management of the ftate,- that I muft deny to be amongft the direct original rights, of man in civil fociety; for I have in my contemplation the civil focial man, and no other. It is a thing to be fettled by convention.
Sivu 181 - to hack that aged parent in pieces, and put him into the kettle of magicians, in hopes that by their poifonous weeds, and wild incantations, they may regenerate the paternal conftitution, and renovate their father's life. Society is indeed a contract. Subordinate contracts for objects of mere occafional intereft may be
Sivu 430 - of little avail. To make a government requires no great prudence. Settle the feat of power ; teach obedience: and the work is done. To give freedom is ftill more eafy. It is not neceflary to guide; it only requires to let go the rein. But to form a. free government; that is, to temper together
Sivu 75 - as an inheritance from our forefathers. Upon that body and ftock of inheritance we have taken care not to inoculate any fcion alien to the nature of the original plant. All the reformations we have hitherto made, have proceeded upon the principle of reference to antiquity; and I hope, nay I am persuaded, that all

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