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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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Garrick and His Circle

Florence Mary Wilson Parsons - 1906 - 417 sider
...Chesterfield addressed to the Peers the mordant piece of irony — " Wit is the property of those who have it, — and too often the only property they have to depend on. Thank God, we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind!" When, in modern England, a specific measure...
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Essays from "The Guardian"

Walter Pater - 1906 - 148 sider
...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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Dramatic History of the World

Kolachelam Rao S. - 1986 - 326 sider
...attack on property. "Wit, my Lords," he said, « is a sort of property. It is the property of those that have it and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is, indeed, but a precious dependence. Thank God, we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind. We have much less...
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The Stage Censor: An Historical Sketch: 1544-1907

G. M. G. - 1908 - 128 sider
...encroachment on property ; for " wit, my Lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. Thank God ! We, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind." By this Bill wit, declared Chesterfield,...
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The Censor and the Theatres

John Palmer - 1913 - 307 sider
...likewise an encroachment upon property. Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is, indeed, a precarious dependence. Thank God ! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much...
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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919
...definition and an apt illustration: "Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property — the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence. We, my Lords, thank God, have a dependence of another kind." Viewed on its...
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With the Wits: Shelburne Essays, Tenth Series

Paul Elmer More - 1919 - 311 sider
...definition and an apt illustration: "Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property — the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence. We, my Lords, thank God, have a dependence of another kind." Viewed on its...
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Shelburne Essays: With the wits

Paul Elmer More - 1919 - 253 sider
...definition and an apt illustration: "Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property — the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence. We, my Lords, thank God, have a dependence of another kind." Viewed on its...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Bind 102

1908
...definition and an apt illustration: " Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property — the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed a precarious dependence. We, my Lords, thank God, have a dependence of another kind." The game was...
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Contributions to The Champion and Related Writings

Henry Fielding - 2003 - 687 sider
...likewise an Incroachment on Property. Wit, my Lords, is a Sort of Property: It is the Property of those that have it, and too often the only Property they...have a Dependence of another Kind; we have a much less precarious Support, and therefore cannot feel the Inconveniencies of the Bill now before us; but...
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