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" Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence. Thank God! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind... "
The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords, from the Restoration in ... - Side 220
af Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords - 1742
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Fernshawe. Sketches in Prose and Verse

Arthur Patchett Martin - 1885
...sort of property. It is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they liave to depend on. It is, indeed, but a precarious dependence....have a dependence of another kind. We have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconvenience of the bill now before us." But...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Bind 2

Dr. Doran (John) - 1888
...no right to put an excise upon wit ; and said, finely, " Wit, my Lords, is the property of those who have it, — and too often the only property they...is, indeed, but a precarious dependence. Thank God ! " he said, " we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind ! " Such is the substance of his famous...
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Lord Chesterfield's Worldly Wisdom: Selections from His Letters and Characters

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1891 - 234 sider
...the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have 1 See ante p. 22. 172 to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence....! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind 1. Miscellaneous Works, ii. 336. Withered Beauties. Canidia, withered by age, and shattered by infirmities,...
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Letters: Miscellanies

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892
...encroachment upon property. Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the Bill now before us ; but...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Bind 170

1901
...House of Lords. " Wit, my lords, is a sort of property," said he ; " it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the bill now before us. "...
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The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Bind 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901 - 502 sider
...likewise, and proceeds : — " Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...have a dependence of another kind; we have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the Bill now before 'us ,e...
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The Works of Walter Pater: Essays from 'The Guardian.'

Walter Pater - 1901
...said Chesterfield, opposing an unjust licensing Act, " Wit, my lords ! is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on." Wit, indeed, with the other gifts that make good company, has largely gone with theatrical talents,...
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Musings Without Method: A Record of 1900-01

Charles Whibley - 1902 - 323 sider
...House of Lords. " Wit, my lords, is a sort of property," said he; "it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the bill now before us." That...
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Sir Joshua and His Circle, Bind 1

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - 1906 - 639 sider
...Chesterfield, who in his speech said wit was in itself a property. " It is, my lords, the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the Bill now before us ; but...
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Temple Bar, Bind 11

1864
...genius. " Wit, my lords," said he finely, "is the property of those who have it, and too often the oiily property they have to depend on. It is indeed but...Thank God ! we, my lords, have a dependence of another Mad." This pointed remonstrance was unavailing. The bill passed; and in the following year Chetwynd...
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