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" But when the reason of old establishments is gone, it is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcass not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve it. "
The Black Book: Or, Corruption Unmasked! - Page 113
by John Wade - 1820
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A Speech of Edmund Burke Esq: At the Guildhall, in Bristol, Previous to the ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1780 - 68 pages
...This is fuperftitioufly to embalm a carcafs not worth an ounce of the gums that are ufed to preferve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; it is to offer meat and drink to the dead,^— not fo much an honour to the deceafed, as a difgrace to the furvivors. Our palaces are vaft inholpitable...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1792
...This is fuperftitioufly to embalm a carcafs not worth an ounce of the gums that are ufed to preferve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; it is to offer meat and drink to the dead, — not fo much an honour to the deceafed, as a difgrace to'the furviyor.s. Our palaces are vaft; inhofpitable...
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Memoirs of the right honourable Edmund Burke; or, An impartial review of his ...

Charles M'Cormick - 1798
...This is fuperftitioufly to embalm a carcafs not worth an ounce of the gums that are ufed to preferve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb : it is to offer meat and drink to the dead, — not fo much an honour to the deceafed, as a difgrace to the furvivors. Our palaces are vaft, inhofpitable...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - France - 1801
...This is fuperftitioufly to embalm a carcafs not worth an ounce of the gums that are ufed to preferve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; it is to offer meat and drink to the dead, — not fo much an honour to the deceafed, as a difgrace to the furvivors,. Our palaces are vaft inhofpitable...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1803
...This is fupcrftitioufly to embalm a carcafs not worth an ounce of the gums that are ufed to prelerve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; it is to offer meat and drink to the 'dead, — not fo much an honour to -the deceafed, as a difgrace to the furvivors-. Our- palaces are vaft inhofpitable...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 2

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808 - 2337 pages
...is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcase not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve...much an honour to the deceased, as a disgrace to the survivers. Our palaces are vast inhospitable halls. There the bleak winds, there " Boreas, and Eurus,...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Oratory - 1808
...is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcase not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve...to offer meat and drink to the dead, not so much an honor to the deceased, as a disgrace to the survivors. Our palaces are vast inhospitable halls. There...
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Parliamentary speeches from 1761 to 1802

William Hazlitt - Orators - 1810
...gonf, it is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcass not worth an ounce of the gums that are used...in the tomb; it is to offer meat and drink to the dead,—not so much an honour to the deceased, as a disgrace to the survivors. Our palaces are vast...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1814
...gone, it is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcass not worth an ounce of the gums that are used...preserve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb ; ft is to offer meat and drink to the dead, — not so much an honour to the deceased, as a disgrace...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 21

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1814
...gone, it is absurd to preserve nothing but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm a carcass not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve it. It is to burn precious oils in th tomb U n to offer meat and drink 20 GEORGE III. Mr: Burke' Speech on presenting [32 to the...
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