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" ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution. "
The speeches of ... William Pitt in the House of commons [ed. by W.S. Hathaway]. - Página 107
por William Pitt - 1806
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volumen110

Edmund Burke - 1869
...naturalization." Mr. Pile (Republican), of Missouri, expressed his fear that the Bill was simply to keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope ; and that it would leave four-fifths of their naturalized citizens from Prussia subject to arrest...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volumen308

United States. Supreme Court - 1940
...perchance the taxpayer's expenditure may be treated as a capital expenditure is, in my judgment, to keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope. In my view the carrying charge of the taxpayer's loan was either an ordinary expense of his business...
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Tales of Fashionable Life, Volumen3

Maria Edgeworth - 1809
...in which I will confide, and, in future, not suffer appearances to alarm me. A mother would not keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope." Mrs. Beaumont, feeling herself change countenance, made an attempt to blow her nose, and succeeded...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1832
...moment what he may think public opinion, by attempting to ' palter with us in a double sense , To keep the word of promise to the ear, And break it to the hope.' — Such an attempt, such an unworthy attempt, we must venture to call it, will fail with both...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volumen94

New Jersey. Supreme Court - 1921
...objectors ; otherwise the provision in the act providing for a remonstrance would operate simply to "keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope." The ordinance was thus passed without a hearing, and this writ is invoked by an affected property...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volumen26

1829
...Now, we are disposed to believe that those by whom that provision was made, did not mean " to keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope ;" they intended, we must suppose, to carry it fully and fairly into effect, and to sec that Ireland...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volumen33

Great Britain. Parliament - 1818
...right hon. gentleman, they would frustrate what they professed to have in view— they would " keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the sense." The whole measure was intended merely to give time for the public resources to act, and, in the mean...
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A Reply to Mr. Colden's Vindication of the Steamboat Monopoly: With an ...

William Alexander Duer - 1819 - 184 páginas
...gentleman, whether you consider your plighted honour saved by your explanation. Are you content to " Keep the word of promise to the ear " And break it to the hope ?''——— Where, Sir, " is the irrefragable proof produced '• by Mr. Fulton," to redeem your...
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Sketches of the Philosophy of Morals

Sir Thomas Charles Morgan - 1822 - 369 páginas
...to justice or to humanity. In the best times, the whole effort of international policy is " to keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the sense." Treaties, destined it is said to last for ever, are stipulatedin the name of the Holy and undivided...
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Works, Volumen1

Maria Edgeworth - 1822
...have told her a thousand times, no force shall be put upon her inclinations." mother would not keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope." Mrs. Beaumont, feeling herself change countenance, made an attempt to blow her nose, and succeeded...
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