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" My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Page 145
by Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 5

1775
...protection — u,- -_j :./-..... .. i__ .uğ ._: :_ Thefe are ties, which, though lightasair. are as ftrong as links of iron. Let the Colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights alTbciated with your government; — they will clingand grapple to you; and no force under heaven will...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Collected in Three Volumes ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1792
...fimilar privileges, and equal protection. Thefe are ties, which, though light as air, are as ftrong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights affociated with your government; — they will cling and grapple to you ; and no force under heaven...
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The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House ..., Volume 3

Thomas Hardy, Joseph Gurney - Great Britain - 1795 - 444 pages
...fimilar privileges, *' and equal protection. Thefe are ties which, though light as air, " are as ftrong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep ** the idea of their civil rights aflbciated with your Govern*' ments, they will cling and grapple to you, and no force un~ ** der heaven...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - France - 1801
...fimilar privileges, and equal protection. Thefe are tics, which, though light as air, arc as ftrong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights affociated with your govcrn' ment ; ment ; — they will cling and grapple to you ; and no force under...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 198

1903
...dispersal. Material ties are no guarantee, as Burke long ago pointed out, for union and loyalty. ' My hold of the colonies is in the close affection...though light as air are as strong as links of ' iron.' Even if our commerce were endangered by freedom, which is far from being the case, we should remember...
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The Works of ... Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - English literature - 1803
...fimilar privileges, and equal protection. Thefe are ties, which, though light as air, are as ftrong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights affociated with your government ; I ment ; — they will cling and grapple to you ; and no force under...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 1

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1808
...service, whether of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her interest in the British constitution. My hold of the colonies is in the close affection...equal protection. These are ties, which, though light a& air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights...
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The speeches of the hon. Thomas Erskine ... when at the Bar, on ..., Volume 3

Thomas Erskine (1st baron.) - 1810
..." whether "of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her " interest in the British constitution. My hold of " the colonies is in the close affection..." idea of their civil rights associated with your go" vernments, they will cling and grapple to you, and " no force under heaven will be of power to...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when ..., Volume 3

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1810
...whether " of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her " interest in the British constitution. My hold of " the colonies is in the close affection which grows *t from common names, from kindred blood, from " similar privileges, and equal protection. These **...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when ..., Volume 3

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1813
..." whether "of revenue, trade, or empire, my trust is in her "interest in the British constitution. My hold of " the colonies is in the close affection..." idea of their civil rights associated with your go" vernment, they will cling and grapple to you, and " no force under heaven will be of power to tear...
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