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" Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. "
Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks - Page 176
edited by - 1808 - 2337 pages
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Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the ..., Volume 5

New York (State) - 1868
...distant from the lasting convictions of the heart. Let me say, with Edmund Burke, magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together. It is the love of the people, it is their attachment to their government, from the sense of the deep...
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Early difficulties in writing Latin

George Perkins - Latin language - 1869
...people ; alienate not from your body the affections of a whole empire. 19. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire...station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America, with the old warning of the church, Sursum corda. We ought to elevate...
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Typical Selections from the Best English Authors: With Introductory Notices

English authors - English literature - 1869 - 400 pages
...his most elevated style. It is there that his celebrated aphorism occurs : ' Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.' In the former speech are found his famous portraits of his most eminent contemporaries — the great...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

English prose literature - 1872 - 534 pages
...mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire...conscious of our situation, and glow with zeal to fill our places as becomes our station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America...
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The Sixth Progressive Reader, Or Oratorical Class-book: With a Treatise on ...

Patrick O'Shea - 1873 - 474 pages
...have no substantial ex istence, are, in truth, everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. Let us get an American revenue as we have got an American empire. English privileges have made it all...
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A Practical and Critical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1874 - 312 pages
...a word used to connect propositions or similar parts of propositions; as, "Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together." — Burke. Here the first and connects two propositions; the second and conuccts two logical subjects,...
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Select British Eloquence: Embracing the Best Speeches Entire, of the Most ...

Chauncey Allen Goodrich - Great Britain - 1875 - 947 pages
...hare no sub • in in in 1 existence, are in truth every thing and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire...station and ourselves, we ought to auspicate all our public proceedings on America with the old warning of the Church, Sursum forda .'*" We ought to elevate...
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The Literary Reader: Typical Selections from Some of the Best British and ...

George Rhett Cathcart - Readers - 1874 - 426 pages
...mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. If we ure conscious of our situation, and glow with zeal to fill our places as becomes our station and ourselves,...
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Beeton's Public speaker, a collection of specimens of British and foreign ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1875
...have no substantial existence — are, in truth, everything, and all in all. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together We ought to elevate our thoughts to the greatness of that trust to which the order of Providence has...
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Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Lexington, April ...

Lexington (Mass.) - Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775 - 1875 - 170 pages
...illustrated her civic wisdom, and Sumter and Marion her martial prowess. " Magnanimity," says Mr. Burke, " is not seldom the truest wisdom ; and a great ^empire and little minds go ill. together." Fellow-citizens, I offer you to-day the fraternal, patriotic greetings of South Carolina, — of all...
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