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" But, at the conclusion of a ten years' war, how are we recompensed for the death of multitudes, and the expense of millions, but by contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors,... "
Eminent British Lawyers - Page 289
by Henry Roscoe - 1830 - 428 pages
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Speeches of Lord Erskine: While at the Bar

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Forensic orations - 1876
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations? These are the men who, without virtue, labor or hazard, are growing rich as their country is impoverished. They rejoice when obstinacy or...
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The treasury of modern biography, compiled by R. Cochrane, Issue 92

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer) - 1878
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whoso equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations...and laugh from their desks at bravery and science, whilo they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new...
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Edmund Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1896 - 164 pages
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissioners, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations?...science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1897 - 164 pages
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissioners, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations?...science, while they are adding .figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1896 - 164 pages
...and commissioners, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhala-. tions? These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or...science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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Why Wars Happen

Jeremy Black - History - 1998 - 271 pages
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors and whose palaces rise like exhalations....impoverished; they rejoice when obstinacy or ambition add another year to slaughter and devastation; and laugh from their desks at bravery and science, while...
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Great Power Rivalries

William R. Thompson - History - 1999 - 414 pages
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors and whose palaces rise like exhalations....impoverished; they rejoice when obstinacy or ambition add another year to slaughter and devastation; and laugh from their desks at bravery and science, while...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 481 pages
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations?...science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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The World of Man: And Webster's Geographical Guide to the World

Geography - 1969
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations?...science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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The Bankers' Magazine, Volume 20

Banks and banking - 1860
...response among those who grow rich •as other classes arc impoverished. " These," says Dr. Johnson, '' rejoice when obstinacy or ambition adds another year...science, while they are adding figure to figure and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract for a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege...
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