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" I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable, as an argument such as this. To hold out a menace, without ever seriously meaning to enforce it, constitutes, in common language, the true description of a bully; applied to the transactions of a... "
The Analytical Review, Or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, on an ... - Page 316
1792
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The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of ...

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1792
...indeed, in our political arithmetic! In this calculating age, we,afcertain to a fcruple what an object is really worth. Thus it feems that Oczakow was worth....argument fuch as this. To hold out a menace, without ever fe^ rioufly meaning to enforce it, conftitutes, in common Janguage, the true defcription of a bully;...
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The parliamentary register; or, History of the proceedings and ..., Volume 31

Parliament proc - 1792
...age, we afcertain to a fcruple what an object is really worth. Thus it feems that Oczakow was worth aa armament, but not worth a war : it was worth a threat,...execution. Sir, I can conceive nothing fo degrading and dishonourable, as an argument fuch as this. To hold out a menacej without ever ferioufly meaning to...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 4

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1807
...! In this calculating age, we ascertain to a scruple what an object is really worth. Thus it seems that Oczakow was worth an armament, but not worth...threat into execution. Sir, I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable, as such an argument. To hold out a menace, without ever seriously meaning...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 4

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1807
...! In this calculating age, we ascertain to a scruple what an object is really worth. Thus-it seems that Oczakow was worth an armament, but not worth...threat into execution. Sir, I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable, as such an argument. To hold out a menace, without ever seriously meaning...
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, in the House of ...

Charles James Fox - Great Britain - 1815
...In this calculating age, we ascertain to a Scruple what an object is really worth. Thus, it seems, that Oczakow was worth an armament, but not worth...threat into execution. Sir, I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable, as an argument such as this. To hold out a menace, without ever seriously...
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The Life and Times of Charles James Fox, Volume 2

Earl John Russell Russell - 1859
...have stated it, they ought to be censured for disarming without having gained it. ... Thus it seems Oczakow was worth an armament, but not worth a war;...threat into execution. Sir, I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable as an argument such as this. To hold out a menace, without ever seriously...
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The Treasury of British Eloquence: Specimens of Brilliant Orations by the ...

Robert Cochrane - Orators - 1877 - 544 pages
...arithmetic. In this calculating age we ascertain to a scruple what an object is really worth. Thus it seems that Oczakow was worth an armament, but not worth...threat into execution ! Sir, I can conceive nothing so degrading and dishonourable as such an argument. To hold out a menace without ever seriously meaning...
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The treasury of British eloquence, compiled by R. Cochrane

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer) - 1877
...arithmetic. In this calculating age we ascertain to a scruple what an object is really worth. Thus it seems ut it is that popularity which follows, not that which...sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the so degrading and dishonourable as such an argument. To hold out a menace without ever seriously meaning...
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