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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4432
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
QUOTATION:All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.
ATTRIBUTION:Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v. p. 286.
 

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