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" Gentlemen, the melancholy event of yesterday reads to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman * who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle... "
Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ... - Page 75
by Edward Latham - 1906 - 318 pages
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The Rochesterian: Selected Writings, Volume 2

Joseph O'Connor - 1911 - 360 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us...of the election, and in the middle of the contest, while his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we...
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The Political Philosophy of Burke

John MacCunn - Philosophy - 1913 - 290 pages
...course of an election contest : ' the melancholy event of yesterday,' so runs Burke's comment, '. . . has feelingly told us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.' An enemy attacks his well-earned pension, and evokes that Letter to a Noble Lord (1776) which Lord...
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George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of The ..., Volume 2

George Otto Trevelyan - Great Britain - 1914 - 464 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman, who has been snatched from us...what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue." to rejoice that the services of this truly great man were restored to the nation. The concourse of...
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George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of The ..., Volume 2

George Otto Trevelyan - Great Britain - 1914 - 502 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman, who has been snatched from us...the contest, whilst his desires were as warm, and bis hopes as eager, as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue."...
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The Oxford Book of English Prose

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch - English prose literature - 1925 - 1124 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy Gentleman, who has been snatched from us...us, what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue. It has been usual for a candidate who declines, to take his leave by a letter to the Sheriffs ; but...
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A Review of English Grammar

John Earle Uhler - English language - 1926 - 200 pages
...from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure. 33. The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us...of the election, and in the middle of the contest, while his desires were as warm, and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows...
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Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution

Peter James Stanlis - Natural law - 1958 - 292 pages
..."against being too much troubled about the objects of ordinary ambition." Coombe was snatched away "whilst his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours," and his fate "has feelingly told us what shadows we are and what shadows we pursue."2 The wheel of...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 602 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman * who has been snatched from...us what shadows we are and what shadows we pursue. It has been usual for a candidate who declines to take his leave by a letter to the sheriffs : but...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: On Conciliation with America ...

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 602 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman* who has been snatched from us...us what shadows we are and what shadows we pursue. It has been usual for a candidate who declines to take his leave by a letter to the sheriffs : but...
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Relfe brothers' model reading-books, in prose and verse, ed., with ..., Volume 6

Richard Fletcher Charles - 1882 - 488 pages
...to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition. The worthy gentleman, who has been snatched from us...us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue. Edmund Burke. LXXXVII. THE POWER OF ENGLAND. THE resources created by peace are means of war. In cherishing...
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